Yayoi Kusama La Grande Dame 2012 Champagne

Beloved artist Yayoi Kusama applies her uniquely whimsical vision to a limited edition gift box of Veuve Cliquot’s La Grande Dame 2012 Champagne, which features a label showcasing the artist’s speckles, too. For the collaboration, Kusama also produced a select number of colorful, twisting floral sculptures—though, as one may suspect, they’re not included in the limited edition gift box and can only be acquired by …

Veuve Clicquot Champagne Extra Brut Extra Old

A new cuvée made entirely from vintage reserve wines

From the elegant packaging to the silky sips sparkling post-pour, Veuve Clicquot’s forthcoming Extra Brut Extra Old champagne embodies the best of brand’s capabilities. This is a wondrous, well-priced premium cuvée and the result of internal invention. Cellar Master Dominique Demarville developed Extra Brut Extra Old, blending reserve wines drawn from 1988, 1996, 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2010. A composition of 47% Pinot Noir, 27% …

Aging Champagne Under the Sea

Four years after tasting 170-year-old champagne found in a shipwreck in the Baltic Sea, Veuve Cliquot’s cellar master Dominique Demarville launched Cellar in the Sea: a program for underwater aging. Demarville placed 350 bottles deep in the Baltic, with a plan in place to check them over 40 years. They aren’t the only brand to do so. A vineyard in Spain and one in the …