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What's it all about? Joseph Krug founded the house with a
vision to create "the fullest expression of champagne, every
year, regardless of vintage conditions". krug.com
Try this Grande Cuvée remains the signature. The 2007
base is a blend of 183 separate wines from 12 di¦erent
years. £140-£160, John Lewis, Roberson Wine, Selfridges
Something special Two single-vineyard vintage
Champagnes reveal a unique note from what Krug
describes as the 'heart of the orchestra' - Clos du Mesnil
100% Chardonnay and Clos d'Ambonnay 100% Pinot
Noir. 2002 and 2000, respectively, are the latest releases.
Where can you drink it? 5 Hertford Street, The Arts
Club, The Connaught, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, The
Man Behind The Curtain (Leeds), Purnell's (Birmingham),
Restaurant Andrew Fairlie (Gleneagles), The Wellesley.
WHY WE LOVE KRUG… Each year, it partners with a single ingredient
and a network of international chefs create recipes. This year, it's the egg
and the accompanying book, Poached, Scrambled or Fried?, is out now.
What's it all about? The late Bernard de Nonancourt
established the breadth of Laurent-Perrier's distinctive
range, from zero-dosage Ultra Brut to vintage rosé Cuvée
Try this Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut NV is the pink
style with the unique bottle shape that started the rosé
renaissance. It's a 100 per cent Pinot Noir, made using the
saignée method. £48.90-£62.95, Harrods, Hedonism
Wines, Marks & Spencer, Ocado
Something special Grand Siècle: a multi-vintage
expression of three top harvests (currently 1999, 2002
and 2004) celebrates of the craft of blending. Finesse is
complemented by layers of complexity, amplified by time.
£105-£135, Harrods, Hedonism Wines, Marks & Spencer
Where can you drink it? Claridge's Bar, The Connaught,
The Dorchester, Le Gavroche, The Langham, The Ritz.
WHY WE LOVE LAURENT�PERRIER... Its 'pink party' at Wilderness
Festival (above) has food by the likes of Raymond Blanc and Skye Gyngell.
MOËT & CHANDON
What's it all about? Creating #MoëtMoments since 1743, the market leader
constantly introduces new ideas to the category, from the recent worldwide
Moët Day celebrations to launching a pink Moët Ice Impérial. moet.com
Try this Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial is all about balance and harmony, says
chef de cave Benoît Gouez. He's looking for a bright fruitiness, seductive
palate and elegant maturity in every bottle. c.£32, widely available
Something special MCIII 001.14, Moët's own prestige cuvée created by
Gouez, is an assemblage of vintage wines matured in stainless steel, glass
and wood. £330, moet.com
Where can you drink it? 100 Wardour Street, German Gymnasium,
Madison, Mandarin Oriental, Salmontini, Sky Garden.
WHY WE LOVE MOËT & CHANDON… Always the innovator, Moët held its �rst ever
global Moët Day on 11 June, with a series of parties around the world to "celebrate living
#TheNow". The �agship London event was an immersive-theatre extravaganza .