Tag Archives: Dom Pérignon

• Tasting Dom Pérignon Across Decades – Still Awesome

Tasting Dom Pérignon Across Decades – Still Awesome

Time is easily quantifiable yet unknowable, at least as it affects wine. We know wine ages in the bottle, but how will it evolve, and why? We can estimate based on experience, but we are never really sure. Time was the subject at a remarkable dinner recently at NoMad, featuring 16 vintages of Dom Pérignon […]

• How does Champagne really mature? Here’s a little summary

How does Champagne really mature? Here’s a little summary

The majority of Dom Pérignon consumers have no understanding of the Champagne maturation process, according to the prestige cuvée’s winemaker Vincent Chaperon. Speaking yesterday at the first UK showing of P2-1998 ­– the new name for Dom Pérignon’s late-release Champagne – Chaperon said that 95% of people who buy the brand don’t have any idea […]

• Wealthy Consumer Booze Survey Reveals Taste Is Pretty Mundane

Wealthy Consumer Booze Survey Reveals Taste Is Pretty Mundane

After ringing in another new year, the premium spirits industry is looking forward to a robust 2014. To determine which brands carry the most prestige, the New York-based Luxury Institute conducted its 2014 Luxury Brands Status Index (LBSI) survey to gather opinions of eight high-end champagne brands and 29 liquor brands from four categories. Respondents […]

• How to get $100,000 in free booze? Win the NBA finals.

How to get $100,000 in free booze? Win the NBA finals.

On Thursday night, the Miami Heat won their second-straight NBA title, defeating the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 thanks in large part to LeBron James’ 37-point performance. But while the 2012-2013 season came to an end, the real fun in South Beach was just getting started. As the Heat celebrated in their locker room, […]

• Hotel in London offers Champagne bath menu. Shall I run the DP for you, Sir?

Hotel in London offers Champagne bath menu. Shall I run the DP for you, Sir?

The Cadogan Hotel in London’s Knightsbridge has launched a Champagne bath menu, offering a Dom Pérignon 2002 bath for £25,000 ($39592.50). Available to hotel guests from Valentine’s Day and running for a year, the 122-bottle Champagne bath starts at £4,000 for a soak in Louis de Custine Brut 1998. While the bath is drawn, an […]

• Dom Pérignon chief debunks acidity “myth”

Dom Pérignon chief debunks acidity “myth”

Dom Pérignon cellar master Richard Geoffroy described the connection between acidity and age-worthiness in wine as a “myth” during a tasting of the Champagne house’s new release from the notoriously warm 2003 vintage. Commenting on the decision by many of his peers not to release a vintage in 2003, Geoffroy remarked: “For too many Champenois […]

• Château Rauzan releases Lagerfeld label

Château Rauzan releases Lagerfeld label

Château Rauzan-Ségla has unveiled a bespoke label for the 2009 vintage which, db can now confirm, has been designed by German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. In April, the drinks business broke news of the decision to launch a celebratory look for the château’s 350th birthday this year, and suggested that Lagerfeld would be designing the […]

• Good news as LVMH results point to luxury drinks recovery

Good news as LVMH results point to luxury drinks recovery

First quarter figures from Moët Hennessy owner LVMH has offered fresh evidence that the luxury drinks sector is back in vogue following the dip in consumer spending that accompanied the global economic slowdown. Moët Hennessy, the luxury specialist firm’s drinks arm, posted 20% sales growth to €762 million, driven chiefly by strong demand in the […]

• Moet to drop dosage in Brut Imperial

Moet to drop dosage in Brut Imperial

Moët & Chandon is to lower the dosage of its market-leading Brut Impérial from 12 grams per litre to 9 g/l according to its chef de cave Benoît Gouez. This follows the decision by Dom Pérignon’s chef de cave Richard Geoffroy to gradually lower the sugar levels on the prestige cuvée, having dropped the dosage […]

• 10 Reasons to Love Champagne

10 Reasons to Love Champagne

“Brothers, come quickly! I’m drinking stars!” That’s what the monk screamed throughout the Benedictine abbey after he tasted his new discovery – Champagne. The monk’s name? Dom Pérignon. And now: Dom’s bubbly secret is a beloved drink of celebration all over the world. This effervescent alcohol is the most popular refreshment for making merry, and it […]