What 170-Year-Old Champagne Tastes Like

Champagne connoisseurs now know what the oldest recorded champagne tastes like. Discovered five years ago in a Baltic Sea shipwreck, bottles of still-corked bubbly were finally popped open for taste-testers to try out. Through labels and branding still visible on the bottles, researchers were able trace them all the way back to the 1830s or 1840s, probably from the champagne houses of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, …

Hotel du Marc

Madame Clicquot's former domicile gets a top-to-toe makeover

Housed in the former residence of Madame Clicquot herself, Hotel du Marc is a place to stay unlike any other. As if the historic setting in Reims, France wasn’t enough, Veuve Clicquot recently completed a head-to-toe renovation, updating the interiors and facade to create the kind of charming experience for which many hotels strive but few achieve. The facade underwent extensive repairs—though WWI-era pockmarks left …

Goodwood Revival 2011

Vatican Ferraris, other gorgeous mid-century cars and more at the U.K.'s biggest vintage car show

The annual vintage car show at Goodwood is so much more than that. With races, air shows, thousands dressed in period costumes and even a working ’50s-era supermarket, the event provides a playground for those in love with bygone ways of life. As the guest of Veuve Clicquot, it was hard not to also be taken with the scene, arriving in high vintage style in …