HOW TO SERVE CHANDON S
1. Pour Chandon S, we recommend stemless glasses.
2. Add ice bricks.
3. Run fresh orange zest over the rim and then add to the cocktail.
4. Toast and enjoy.
POL ROGER VIRTUAL TASTING EVENT
LAURENT D'HARCOURT & TYSON STELZER - 8PM 19 JUNE 2020 - $50 PER DEVICE
As an official retail partner for this prestigious event, along with Tyson Stelzer and team, it’s our pleasure to invite you to a virtual tasting with Laurent d’Harcourt Managing Director - Pol Roger. Over the 160 year history of Pol Roger, the Maison has earned one of the most flattering reputations of leading champagne brands.
Tyson says: 'Laurent’s personal dedication sets Pol Roger apart as one of the most precise and pristine of all Champagne houses. Laurent is intimately engaged with the grassroots of the company, to the point of spending the entirety of harvest visiting every grower and every one of more than 70 presses'.
Your evening with Laurent will offer a very special and unique insight into one of Australias most loved Champagne houses.
Tyson & Laurent will taste:
- Pol Roger Brut Réserve NV
- Pol Roger Brut Vintage 2012
- Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2012
- Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill
Following your registration, you will receive an email from Tyson with link to join the Zoom webinar.
MADAME CLICQUOT'S LEGACY
1777 - Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin is born, the daughter of a prominent textile manufacturer and politician.
I798 - Barbe-Nicole marries Francois-Marie Clicquot. Given the timing - in the midst of the revolution - the wedding is held in secret (in a cellar, in fact).
1804 - Under her husband’s management, the house prospers, catering to tastes of the luxurious and indulgent courts across Europe. Madame Clicquot is destined for a very comfortable life.
1805 - Tragedy strikes at the age of 27 when her husband passes and leaves her to raise their child. At a time when it is almost unheard of for a woman to lead a business, she convinces her father-in-law to allow her to put her in charge.
1806 - Madame Clicquot invests a further 80,000 francs into the business. Unfortunately, the first few years are trying; Europe is at war.
1810- Madame Clicquot creates the first vintage Champagne, showing a knack for innovation.
1811 - An excellent vintage coincides with the timing of a comet seen in the skies for much of the year. The Veuve Clicquot ‘comet vintage’ is considered by some as the first great modern Champagne vintage.
1814 - After several years of an embargo on French bottled wine, the Russian tsar opens the doors for trade again. Maison Clicquot charter a ship with 10,000 bottles, followed by another 12,000 bottles. The timing of the arrival results in a windfall for the business.
1815 - After Napoleon’s defeat, the rest of Europe enters a period of merriment, with Champagne at the heart of all celebrations.
1816 - Madame Clicquot invents the first
‘riddling table’, the process of ageing and turning a bottle to guarantee a clear wine. This process is still used today. She also becomes known as ‘La Grande Dame of Champagne’.
1818 - Madame Clicquot invents rosé as we know it today, blending still white wine with red grapes.
1866 - Madame Clicquot dies in July. Sales had reached 750,000 bottles a year and her life is celebrated across the world.
LA GRANDE DAME 2006 & CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA
8 GRAND CRUS
53% Pinot Noir: Aÿ, Bouzy, Ambonnay, Verzy and Verzenay 47% Chardonnay: Avize, Oger and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger
La Grande Dame is only produced in the finest vintages of the region
NAMED IN HER HONOUR
Madame Clicquot, La Grande Dame of Champagne
La Grand Dame translates to:
An elderly woman of great prestige or ability
‘Veuve’ translates to: widow
WHO IS CHARLOTTE OLYMIA
Charlotte Olympia is an iconic accessory designer who designs glamorous collections with a modern silhouette. Charlotte is best known for her Iconic styles such as the Dolly with its signature ‘island’ platform and her distinctive Kitty flats. The collaboration with Clicquot is a perfect combination of businesswomen and global success.