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Interview: Iris van Herpen
At just 30 years old, Dutch designer Iris van Herpen has already turned the fashion world on its head with her wildly futuristic approach to haute couture. Her unique interdisciplinary take on fashion has gained the admiration of notable style pioneers...
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GH Mumm Champagne: A Legacy of Victory
Just 80 miles from the tourist hordes of Paris lies the quaint yet unassumingly productive city of Reims. In the heart of the Champagne region, the city serves as the unofficial capital of the surrounding vineyards and the revered beverages they...
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Dom Pérignon's 1998 Second Plénitude
At the foot of a remote ice-capped volcano in Southern Iceland—accessible only by a specially equipped SUV or helicopter—around an arrangement of seats made entirely of mirrors, stands Dom Pérignon's head winemaker and Chef de Cave Richard Geoffroy...
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Moët & Chandon's Le &
In a luxurious marriage of champagne and gastronomy, Moët & Chandon has teamed up with France's three-Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alléno for Le &, a "culinary journey" at Moët & Chandon's estate in Epernay. As we recently discovered, the sensory...
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Interview: Richard Geoffroy
One of my favorite people to sit down and have a glass of champagne with is Dom Pérignon's head wine maker, the doctor turned Chef de Cave Richard Geoffroy. He's a magician, a poet and a man deeply passionate about the quirks of the land and...
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Dom Pérignon by David Lynch
Spending an afternoon with David Lynch in the penthouse of the Chateau Marmont isn't necessarily an everyday occurrence—the filmmaker, known for his surrealistic visions, actually admits that he rarely leaves the house if he doesn't have...
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A.I. Selections
Acid Inc. may suggest an illicit obsession, but for sommelier David Weitzenhoffer and his partner Laura Supper, the name (professionally called A.I. Selections) relays their passion for wines higher in acidity—a key component for an exceptionally...
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Dom Pérignon: Vintage 2003
The summer of 2003 was blistering hot in France, only to be followed by an extreme winter and harsh spring filled with unusual frosts that destroyed a majority of the Côte des Blancs Chardonnay crop. While this doesn't sound ideal to anyone...
TRAVEL
Hotel du Marc
Housed in the former residence of Madame Clicquot herself, Hotel du Marc is a place to stay unlike any other. As if the historic setting in Reims, France wasn't enough, Veuve Clicquot recently completed a head-to-toe renovation, updating the interiors...
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Govino Glasses
Nothing kills the buzz of a drink outdoors more than the chunky rim of a plastic cup at your lips. Refining the concept with a few Dieter Rams-worthy design principles, Govino's reusable wine glasses and champagne flutes, made from BPA-free, shatterproof...
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Yellow Circuit
During Milan's recent Design Week, it was hard not to miss Veuve Clicquot's presence in the city. Dubbing their project the Yellow Circuit, the revered champagne producers splashed their signature color in showrooms, exhibits and even on a trolley...
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Perrier-Jouët Bicentennial
Perrier-Jouët invited us to celebrate their 200th birthday with a gala in Paris and a visit to their vineyards and caves in Épernay. To commemorate their anniversary, they explored the concept of legacy, commissioning American artist and architect...
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Cool Hunting Video Presents: Dom Pérignon 1990 Rosé Oenothèque
by Michael Tyburski Having had the chance to meet Dom Pérignon's Chef de Cave Richard Geoffroy when the label invited us to a dinner at Versailles last fall, we thought we'd share a rarely-seen side of his approach to making one of the world's best...
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Cool Hunting Video Presents: Richard Geoffroy
by Michael Tyburski Having had the chance to meet Dom Pérignon's Chef de Cave Richard Geoffroy when the label invited us to a dinner at Versailles last fall, we thought we'd share a rarely-seen side of his approach to making one of the world...
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Celebrating Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin's 2009 Grape Harvest
Like Miami during Art Basel or Milan during Fashion Week, the town of Reims, France was buzzing with activity during its most important two weeks of the year—the vendange, or grape harvest. Last year Veuve Clicquot invited us to Reims to learn...
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Dom Pérignon Œnothèque Bol Sein
Inspired by a 1787 bol seine (roughly translated as bosom bowl) that artist Jean-Jacques Lagrenée reportedly modeled after Marie-Antoinette's breast, Karl Lagerfeld's 2008 version for Dom Pérignon updates the original...
DESIGN
Veuve Clicquot DesignBox Giveaway
For Milan this year Veuve Clicquot is launching their new eco-friendly gift box called DesignBox. To celebrate, an exhibit featuring interpretations of the box—a lamp by Tom Dixon (pictured at right), Front Design's sofa and a cellar by...
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Cool Hunting Video Presents: Veuve Clicquot
We were recently invited out to Madame Clicquot's estate in Reims, France to learn about the process of making her Veuve Clicquot bubbly. In between boat and helicopter rides, we visited their vineyards and labs with their cellar masters for a behind...
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Pommery Pop America Champagne
Independence Day extravaganzas, election hoopla and Olympic action—'tis the season for Americana and celebration. Joining designers from Milan to Middle America who are touting the red, white and blue as the aesthetic of the moment on and...
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La Grande Dame by Riva
Recent years have seen Veuve Clicquot choosing Karim Rashid, Porsche Design and other contemporary design luminaries as brand partners, but with the launch of three new accessories in collaboration with Italian yacht-makers Riva, Veuve is moving in...
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Karim Rashid x Veuve Clicquot Globalight
Launching tonight as part of Milan's furniture festivities, the latest collaboration with leading designers and the second with blob lord Karim Rashid and Veuve Clicquot is this reinvention of a chandelier in the form of a glowing pink champagne...
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Veuve Clicquot Vertical Limit Giveaway: Interview with Roland Heiler of Porsche Design Studio
Champagne house Veuve Clicquot today launched Vertical Limit by Porsche Design Studio, a stainless steel cellar tower of superb design (at right, click on image for enlarged view). Measuring over six feet tall, it holds 12 magnums of Clicquot'...
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