Love & Champagne: Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love & Champagne: Happy Valentine’s Day!

Show your love with the refined complexity of Champagne

For certain people, it’s from the Roman Empire. For others, its creation was in the 14th Century in Great-Britain. One thing is for sure, this holiday has been around for a while and today is celebrated around the world on February 14th. Jewellery, chocolates, flowers…so many different gift possibilities to offer your significant other! Then it’s time to eat. There’s nothing better than going out to a restaurant or a nice home-cooked meal to end the night on a high note! However, there is something missing. It hides in the background, but without it this romantic holiday doesn’t have the same feeling. We’re talking about the classic, glamorous, and ever so timeless Champagne!

Champagne: the fruits of a passionate love

If the occasion is a celebration or just a romantic moment, (Champagne has aphrodisiac characteristics), the production of this wines is the result of a passionate love. The patience and attention, at any given moment, that the winemaker and the head of cellar show for the wine are part of the magic of Champagne. We often say “When we love, we don’t count” and that is definitely the case for the houses that aim to grow exceptional Champagnes. Veuve Clicquot is moreover a concrete example of this passion for Champagne excellence. Madame Clicquot learned and perpetuated the expertise of her late husband, François, in 1805.

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Certain Champagne houses aim to be synonymous with love and seduction. This is notably the case for Deutz and its “Amour de Deutz” vintage (Deutz’s love), which has been a dry and a rose Champagne.

Limited Edition Gift Sets & Bottles for Valentine’s Day

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On this particular day, producers and wine merchant don’t hesitate to offer special deals and seductive promotions. Some Champagne houses sell limited editions sets, with two personalised flutes like the Grand Sendree set from Drappier or the Grand Cuvee Joseph 3 gift set from Krug, which had two crystal Riedel glasses in addition to the bottle. Sometimes it is possible to personalise the label of your own bottle. Finally, certain luxury bakeries create food-pairings with certain prestigious Champagnes.

Rose Champagne: St. Valentine’s best friend

If dry Champagne is the king of festive events, Rose is the fan favourite for couples for Valentine’s Day. Its colour seduces the most romantic and its blend of white and red wine makes it almost as complex as love!

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The biggest Champagne houses have recently decided to diversify their activity and to produce Rose with magnificent packaging, like Ruinart and the Dom Ruinart Rose limited edition by Marteen Baas 1988. The case, when emptied, becomes a jewellery tray and a treasure chest. Laurent Perrier can trap your heart forever in his ribbon cage made for his Dry Rose.

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If you’re ready to go to the moon and back and you think your partner is worth all the gold in the world, you can always offer them the fabulous Mathusalem from Dom Perignon Rose Limited Edition Gold 2000…nothing is too good for the love of your life!

This celebration of love is the dream occasion to benefit from special vintages of mythical Champagnes. One thing is for sure, whether you like a classic dry Champagne, or you’re a romantic who likes Rose, you’ll be spending Valentine’s Day in great company. Evidently, if you are single, why not but yourself a small bottle of something nice. Better to be alone (with a pleasant bottle of Champagne) than in bad company, wouldn’t you agree?

 

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About Vernon
Vernon is the Digital Marketing Assistant for Millésima, and responsible for the social media and content production for our Anglophone areas (Hong Kong, Ireland, Singapore, UK & USA). He is also completing his MBA in Wine Marketing & Management at the INSEEC business school in Bordeaux, France.

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