If there’s something to celebrate, what’s better than a bottle of fine French Champagne? And we’ll be getting through quite a few at our Champagne dinner on Saturday 13 July.
We’re partnering with that renowned house Moet and Chandon for this special evening which comes as Moet celebrates 150 years of Moet Imperial. In 1869 Moet and Chandon chose to create a brut non-vintage Champagne called Brut Imperial, now known as Moet Imperial, to pay tribute to the long-standing friendship between Napoleon Bonaparte and Jean-Remy Moet, grandson of the House’s founder.
Our wonderful Sommelier Lionel Lachasseigne is looking forward to exploring the rich history of Champagne with our guests. “I remember the first time I had Champagne, it was my confirmation. It wasn’t something we could afford to have very often so this was very special.
“I have been very lucky to visit the region several times. The town of Epernay is an amazing sight to see, miles and miles of vines and most of the famous Champagne Houses right in front of your eyes. It is the very heart of France.”
Moet and Chandon vines stretch over 1,150 hectares of rich chalk soil, allowing the Houses to select only the very best grapes from Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay, to give their Champagnes a distinctive rich taste.
The story goes that the idea of spraying Champagne to celebrate a victory started as a trend at the end of the 24-hour Le Mans race in 1967 when the winner Dan Gurney decided to use the Jeroboam of Champagne he was given, the equivalent of four bottles, as a firehose.
We could well be celebrating a fine Wimbledon victory on 13 July, with Roger Federer, who coincidentally is partnered with Moet and Chandon, going for his 21st Grand Slam, if he gets to the final due to be played that day.
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