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“With the creation of an exclusive collection of three bottles by the Design Laboratory at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art & DesignDom Pérignon pays tribute to Andy Warhol, creative genius and one of the most illustrious artists of the 20th century.”

And you can watch a nice little vid here.

h/t creative greed

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Looking for some of the very best champagne to welcome in the New Year? This review of the five most famous and highly regarded Champagne houses, Louis Roederer, Moet & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Bollinger, and Taittinger by WineZap is a must-read.

I have been fortunate enough to drink the top wines from each of these houses and I completely agree with this statement.

“For whatever reason, Taittinger has not been able to establish quite the same level of fame as the other Champagnes we have mentioned and thus, the price is on the lower end of the spectrum. We consider this champagne to be a “sleeper” champagne at a high end..”

The Taittinger Comtes de Champagne is mighty fine.

For a very thorough review of the state of the champagne industry read this post from Berry Bros.

The latest evidence for sales statistics in 2009 is fairly gloomy, especially in the two top export markets (UK and USA) where volumes, anecdotally, are down by up to 30%. The key victims seem to be the Deluxe brands such as Cristal and Krug.

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Dom Pérignon is releasing a glass modelled on supermodel Claudia Schiffer’s breasts. The Lagerfeld-designed bowl is a reinterpretation of an iconic 1787 dining service made especially for Queen Marie Antoinette. Reportedly, that bowl was the exact size of Antoinette’s breast. Decanter coverage here <link>. The glass, which is sold as a package with a bottle of 1995 Oenothèque, costs US$3,150 (£2123).

I suspect most of us know what Ms Schiffer looks like, here is how Queen Marie appeared in a state portrait.

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Maybe Dom Perignon could have asked Carla Bruni. Isn’t she the modern Queen of France rather than a German supermodel? I’ll leave you to find your own images of Mrs Sarkozy. I’m told they’re widely available.

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