Perrier-Jouet’s Enchanting Tree of champagne

Mar 27, 13 Perrier-Jouet’s Enchanting Tree of champagne

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The Enchanting Tree lives up to it’s name, that’s for sure. The invitation promised an “enchanting champagne moment” and I have to say I was immediately charmed by the tree dripping with full champagne glasses as I walked into one of the darkened gallery rooms of the Saatchi Gallery. Set in the middle of the room and spotlit by soft lights, the tall metal tree had a glow about it and upon closer inspection, I realized that the branches all ended in slim tendrils that curled into glass holders for flutes, filled naturally with Perrier-Jouet Champagne. The tree is actually a larger version of the ‘flute tree’ that will soon be available for both the on and off-trade. Dutch industrial designer Tord Boontje came up with a design for Perrier-Jouet. The launch of the tree coincides with the announcement of the Perrier-Jouet Arts Salon and Prize. The aim of the prize is “…to recognise the UK’s most exciting talent in contemporary arts and crafts.” The Arts Salon includes some of London’s most esteemed creative artists and they will be choosing one person in the field of applied arts for both the prize which includes an all expense paid trip to Perrier Jouet’s Maison Belle Epoque in Epernay as well as a £10,000 bursary. Good luck to all those aspiring artists out there. The Financial Times is the exclusive media partner for the campaign so be sure to keep an eye out for more information on the competition from April onwards. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInPocketRedditGoogleTumblrEmailPrintPinterestLike this:Like...

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Bibendum & Twitter Taste Live!

Bibendum had their annual trade tasting last week and what a show! It was at the new Saatchi Gallery in the old Duke of York’s HQ in Chelsea. They’ve done wonders with the old barracks, perfect gallery space with lots of connecting hallways and stairs to who-knows-where. Every turn revealed a delightful surprise of winetasting. The show was an opportunity for Bibendum to showcase their catalogue and they had everything from Asda own brand to Krug vintage with plenty of stops in between. I was there not just to taste but also to participate in the firstever Bibendum Twitter Taste Live! Dan Coward of Bibendum and Rob McIntosh of  wineconversation organized the event. There were about 10 of us. Lots of food bloggers, not enough wine bloggers. C’mon winos,  you need to show up! Surf4wine, Spittoon, wineconversation and me, The Winesleuth,  representin’ the wine-rs. Food Stories, Eatlikeagirl, Hollowlegs, CheeseandBiscuits, a couple others I can’t remember and Documentally, who, I think, was the techie guy. He certainly seemed like it with his Mac, I-phone and portable router. We twittered on 3 wines, the Austrian Laurenz V. ’07 Friendly Gruner Veltliner, the Spanish Dinastia Vivanco ’05 Rioja crianza and the Californian Delicato ’06 Old Vines Zinfandel. The twittering was a blast! Lots of bloggers from around the UK and one even stripped off his shirt (via webcam) for us ( thanks for the suggestion, HollowLegs!). I lost my twitter notes but if memory serves, the Gruner was med bodied, nicely peppery, with notes of hay and grass. The Dinastia Vivanco (or “dinosaur” as one twitter so eloquently put it) – loads of cherry and spice and the Old Vines Zin, bit confected and full bodied, smokey with lots of black fruits. That’s all I remember. Have to remember to save Twitter notes next time! I had a chance to speak with David DeBoer, VP of International Sales of Delicato at the end of the day, more on that in the next post or two. For now, back to editing my next video. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInPocketRedditGoogleTumblrEmailPrintPinterestLike this:Like...

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