Official Portrait of Sir Paul McCartney and his new wife Nancy – taken by Sir Paul’s daughter Mary.
Champagne of choice for Sir Paul and Lady McCartney’s Wedding:
non-vintage Dumangin Grande Reserve Champagne
About J.Dumangin & Fils
Gilles Dumangin is the fifth generation of Dumangin Champagne producing high class Champagne from Premier Cru vineyards on the Montagne de Reims. Pressing, assemblage, rémuage, disgorging, corking and labeling are all completed inhouse where Dumangin Père et Fils oversees each process personally.
The grapes are harvested from 25-year-old vines and fermented in stainless steel and enamel vats. After the addition liqueur de triage, the wine then rests on its lees for thirty months before disgorging, which takes place approximately three months before the wine is ready for shipping. At this stage a final dosage which dictates the dryness of the Champagne and the ‘house’ style. Rémuage (the process of moving the sediment to the neck of the bottle before disgorgement) takes place manually and on wooden stands.
25% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir & 50% Pinot Meunier
“Tight-knit, perfumed, intriguing.” “One of my favourite non-vintage fizzes.” Jancis Robinson
‘delicious, rare and delectable’
As an aperitif or with shellfish, oysters or soft, and creamy cheeses
Armand de Brignac “Ace of Spades” was the Champagne choice for Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries’ wedding reception on Saturday, August 20th at a lavish private estate in Montecito, California.
Following the official ceremony, Kim and Kris’ guests, which included Eva Longoria, Ryan Seacrest & Julianne Hough, Venus & Serena Williams, Mario Lopez and Lindsay Lohan were escorted into the property’s mansion, where they enjoyed an Armand de Brignac Champagne reception.
Dinner included a four-course meal created by celebrated chef Wolfgang Puck. Armand de Brignac Brut Gold was served with appetizers and main dish, and dessert was served with Armand de Brignac Rose.
Dinner and speeches ended with a final toast with Armand de Brignac Rose Champagne.
Newlyweds Kate Moss and Jamie Hince made a grand exit when they were airlifted out of the Cotswolds by helicopter.
The cover girl’s going away outfit was a cream Stella McCartney suit.
And the wedding after-party was a massive success – many of the A-list guests celebrated until the early hours of the morning, which included Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Jade Jagger and Meg Mathews.
Kate and Jamie’s wedding was an affair that lasted three days.
Grateful for the patience of locals over the celebration dubbed ‘Moss-stock’, the couple had a bottle of Moet champagne delivered to each household in their village.
Although the price of the marathon celebration has not been released, it’s estimated to have cost around £1 million.
The location of the honeymoon also remains unknown – although it’s been rumored that the happy couple were headed to Africa or Thailand for an adventurous getaway.
The quintessence of joyful effervescence, glasses filled with Perrier-Jouët’s prestige cuvee Belle Epoque 2002 were raised today, July 3, 2011, to toast royal romantics H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, and his bride Princess Charlene.
The 500 guests who gathered on the terrace of the Opera Garnier drank in the surroundings as they sipped the official champagne chosen to celebrate the royal wedding at a dinner created by culinary master chef Alain Ducasse and the Monte Carlo SBM teams.
“Perrier-Jouët is greatly honoured to have been chosen for the royal wedding, ” said Lionel Breton, Chairman and CEO of Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouët. “Having accompanied for many years the Monaco’s Rose Ball and the Princess Grace Kelly, we are proud to be featured at the Prince Albert’s marriage with our most prestigious champagne”.
Amid feverish speculation about which Champagne will be served at the Royal Wedding next week has been revealed through authorities – Pol Roger NV will be served.
Apparently a non-vintage Pol Roger has been specifically been requested by The Palace.
It will be sipped before the dinner which will be prepared by Anton Mosimann and hosted by Prince Charles.
Pol Roger has had a long and honourable association with British aristocracy. It has been the favourite Champagne of Sir Winston Churchill (1984 Pol Roger created the Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill in his honour).
Traditionally, however, Pol Roger has not been on the table at royal weddings. Queen Victoria issued a royal warrant to Bollinger in 1884, and Prince Charles chose it both for his stag party and for his marriage to Lady Diana Spencer in 1981.
The Next Question Is – Who will do the first toast to the Bride and Groom? Any guesses?