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Wines for the End of the World

Although we can all rest assured that the world will not end on Friday–as predicted by the Mayans and other doomsdayers—we here at the Millésima office in Bordeaux began to discuss – if the world were ending tomorrow, what wine would you drink tonight? With a heated debate in the office and opinions flying we thought we’d take a look ... Read More »


It was during the Grand Tasting event in Bordeaux, organized by Terre de Vins magazine on 15 and 16 December, that the news broke. Pierre Lurton, Managing Director of Chateau Yquem of which luxury group LVMH is the principal shareholder, announced that due to “insufficient excellence,” there would be no 2012 vintage. Yquem is the only Premier Cru Sauternes that ... Read More »

2010 Mouton Rothschild by Jeff Koons

With the newly released 2010 vintage, American Jeff Koons is the latest to join the ranks of the exclusive group of artists whose work has graced the first wine of the iconic Pauillac First Growth, Chateau Mouton-Rothschild. Koons’ work features an ancient Pompeian odalisque fresco with a silver line drawing of a boat and sun superimposed—juxtaposing the classical with the ... Read More »

Moët et Chandon – The Diamond Collection

A champagne for celebrating: Champage is eponymous with celebration, and for the 2012 Christmas season the historic Champagne House of Moët et Chandon is celebrating by releasing  The Diamond Collection— a collection that not only embodies luxury of champagne, but that expresses the permanence of the famous house from which it hails. The heart of Moët: The focal point of ... Read More »

Champagne Veuve Clicquot – La Grande Dame

At the untimely death of her husband François Clicquot in 1805, Barbe Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin, aged just 27 years old, became the “Veuve” or Widow Clicquot and inherited her husbands’s champagne house “La Maison Clicquot.” Instead of fading into the background, she chose to take charge of the business- an unprecedented decision. Equipped with great talent, Madame Clicquot’s force of ... Read More »

Dom Pérignon 2003 by David Lynch

After more than a year of close collaboration, the prestigious Champagne house Dom Pérignon and the famous American filmmaker David Lynch have come together to create the cuvée “Dom Pérignon by David Lynch.” Dom Pérignon chose to collaborate with Lynch as they are of a kindred spirit—both exemplifying the qualities of “mystery, intensity, commitment, time, the constant reinvention of the ... Read More »

Veuve Clicquot – Le Fridge

Creativity, originality and, of course, a classic style are the hallmarks of the iconic Champagne House of Veuve Clicquot.  One of their latest and perhaps their most unique packaging yet is “Le Fridge”- a gift that will make anyone’s eyes sparkle with delight. Nostalgia reins with 1950’s retro chic miniature fridge draped in a charming rosy pink with sleek lines ... Read More »