Bollinger’s president Jérôme Philipon has revealed that the Champagne makes a cameo in the hotly anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey film, which hits cinemas today.
Christie’s head of wine for China, Simon Tam, asks only for Sercial Madeira, old Champagne, his children’s laughter – and world peace.
Spending on cheaper wine in restaurants has dropped almost 10% in the last year, while high-end sparkling wine sales are soaring.
A pair of 19th century coaches commissioned by Moët & Chandon and Veuve Clicquot are to go head-to-head at a Bonhams auction next month.
Sotheby’s next Hong Kong sale on 4 April will combine fine wines and top watches consigned by a collector with a “passion” for both.
Veuve Clicquot’s Cyril Brun is to become the new cellarmaster for Charles Heidsieck, following the sudden death of Thierry Roset in October last year.
The UK thirst for Champagne and Prosecco helped online retailer Virgin Wines to achieve its best Christmas ever, with like-for-like December sales up 20%.
G.H. Mumm is to become the official Champagne sponsor of America’s most high profile horse race: the Kentucky Derby.
Pol Roger has announced a major new sponsorship as official Champagne partner of the FEI European Eventing Championships 2015 at Blair Castle.
Bollinger broke a new record in terms of turnover last year, but suffered a slight volume decline because it didn’t participate in “crazy promotions”.
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