Pol Roger launches Nathalie Garçon Gift Box For The Holiday Season

On the occasion of Christmas and New Year, the House of Champagne Pol Roger has asked fashion designer Nathalie Garçon to dress a box. He has designed this elegant and stylish box with two drawers. At the top drawer lies a scarf of velvet and satin in gold and black hues. This inspiration was taken from Nathalie Garçon’s winter collection. The second drawer contains a bottle of Pol Roger Vintage 2000 vintage.

This divine vintage nectar is made up of a blend of Pinot Noir (60%) and Chardonnay (40%) from premier and grand crus.

This is a Christmas gift that will please most! (250 €)

Liz Palmer


On Friday October 28th, 2011 between 1:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PT) Champagne lovers around the world will join the online conversation to celebrate the uniqueness of true Champagne from the Champagne region of France. This global event is set to run 24 hours to give everyone time to have a glass of Champagne when it makes sense in their time zone.

Champagne Day (International) Co-hosts are: Christian Oggenfuss, DWS, Andrea Immer, MS, Jayne Powell, Liz Palmer, Mélanie and Benoît Tarlant, and Becky Sue Epstein

To participate in this “virtual celebration’: share on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Foursquare, LinkedIn or any other social site using the #ChampagneDay hashtag all day October 28. You’ll be able to search what other Champagne lovers are sharing by using the #ChampagneDay hashtag.

Here is how you can join the #ChampagneDay conversations:

• Register at http://champagneday.eventbrite.com – This keeps you in the loop of all the
latest happenings

• Choose your Champagnes for #ChampagneDay

• Whether you’re joining in on the Global celebration at home, at a restaurant, or decide
to visit one of the local co-hosted events, you can post your impressions, photos,
tasting notes, experiences, videos, and any other Champagne-related stories online for
others to see – just remember to tag them with the #ChampagneDay hashtag

• Track what other people are sharing by using Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, Kurrently, and Twitter Search

#ChampagneDay C O N T E S T

As part of this celebration, The Champagne Bureau is hosting a contest to recognize authentic Champagne. One Grand Prize winner will be selected randomly and receive an iPad 2. Four runners-up will receive exclusive Champagne tasting kits.

To participate, send a picture of an authentic Champagne label to champagne@clsdc.com or post the picture to your Facebook profile, tag yourself, and The Champagne Bureau in the picture.

Contest entrants may submit multiple entries to increase their chances of winning. All entries must be unique, as duplicate entries will not be considered. For more information visit: Contest entrants may submit multiple entries to increase their chances of winning. All entries must be unique, as duplicate entries will not be considered. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/pEuH8d.

Last year’s Global #Champagne Day was an overwhelming success and this year’s is promising be even better!

Liz Palmer


Champagne Piper-Heidsieck has wrapped its new limited edition ‘Bodyguard’ Champagne in a ‘sexy red crocodile skin’ for its launch this month.

The 75cl Champagne Brut, in a lipstick red faux crocodile skin sheath, is “a perfect example of how innovative and audacious this brand can be”, says Matthew Hodges, Rémy Cointreau Global Travel Retail Marketing Director. “Although Rémy Cointreau Global Travel Retail will distribute only small quantities of this limited edition in travel retail, it will bring a halo of excitement to the whole brand.” 

Champagne Piper-Heidsieck Bodyguard will be sold in selected travel retail outlets, with the initial rollout in Aelia, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport stores.

Tasting Notes from Piper-Heidsieck as having ‘springtime citrus aromas with notes of apples and pears’.

Liz Palmer – Wine and Travel Writer
Member of the Circle of Wine Writers (UK)


On September 1 Australia joins the global movement to support robust truth-in-labelling laws that protect consumers by requiring that wine growing place names are reserved exclusively for the regions where the wines come from.

Any bubbly produced in Australia after September 1 can no longer be labeled as “Champagne”, and will have to be called ‘sparkling wine’ or other term.

There has been a trade agreement signed between Australia and European Union which is meant to protect winegrowers around the world, and to enforce labelling laws, an initiative of the Comité Interprofessionel du Vin de Champagne, or CIVC in France.

Russia and Vietnam continue to mislabel their bottles, says a CIVC spokeperson, and more than 50 percent of sparkling wine in the US is mislabeled as champagne.

Canada has robust labeling laws and consumers have been educated and are aware they are purchasing a bottle from the Champagne region of France.

To mark this industry milestone, CIVC has created this website to count down the days and minutes until the new Australian law comes into force http://countdown.champagne.us/

Moet & Chandon and the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Team up for US Open

Moet & Chandon and the United States Tennis Association (USTA) have recently announced that Moet & Chandon will be the official Champagne of the US Open. Together with the USTA, Moet & Chandon will offer a number of luxurious and charitable elements to tournament guests as well as to those cheering on the tournament stars from their homes.

“Moet & Chandon’s debut partnership with the US Open is truly the perfect match, as both brands share a passion for success and celebration,” commented Daniel Lalonde, President and CEO of Moet & Chandon. “Through the magic of Champagne, we look forward to creating unique and unforgettable experiences together with the USTA by toasting all the players and fans throughout the exciting competition.”

Moët offerings include: Moët & Chandon Rose Imperial, Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage and the most recent Moët Ice Imperial, the first champagne created to be enjoyed over ice. Guests can enjoy most of the vintages in the bars and restaurants throughout the US Open. Moët Ice Imperial can be found only at the Champagne Bar near food village and adjacent to Mojito Restaurant.