Christie’s and Perrier-Jouët announce global collaboration
Champagne house Perrier-Jouët and auction house Christie’s have announced a two-year global collaboration, offering collectors the chance to visit the maison.
The partnership will include bespoke experiences for Christie’s clients that build on the two firms’ shared passion for wine and art.
This collaboration will give Christie’s collectors the opportunity to discover Maison Belle Epoque, the residence of the Champagne house’s founding family, which is home to one of the largest private collection of Art Nouveau in Europe.
There will also be an auction showcasing “exceptional” Champagnes from the house and VIP experiences from Perrier-Jouët at Christie’s London headquarters in June 2021.
“Our two houses are united by a long-standing shared history. In 1888, Christie’s offered the Perrier-Jouët 1874 vintage, which at the time established the record for the most expensive Champagne ever sold at auction,” said Alexander Staartjes, Perrier-Jouët’s prestige director.
“Today we are proud to be renewing our ties with Christie’s to once again bring the Perrier-Jouët’s ‘Art of Vintage’ to life for its clients,” he added.
Tim Triptree MW, international director for Christie’s wine & spirits: said of the partnership “Christie’s is delighted to collaborate with Perrier-Jouët as our preferred Champagne partner globally.
“Building on the long established history between Christie’s and Perrier-Jouët dating back to the 19th century, we are proud that Christie’s collectors across the globe will be able to enjoy Perrier-Jouët’s prestigious cuvées.”
The collaboration begins with immediate effect, and will run until end of 2022.