Wines, Spirits & Gastronomy Selection

In its ambition to shed light on the total art of living that is luxury, Icon-Icon offers its readers, articles and specials here, shedding light on the rich history and news of emblematic champagnes, wines and spirits – and inevitably, the most sought after!

To shed more light on the news of these names that are being considered – and rightly so! – as one of the great wines of today, Icon-Icon is indeed returning to the trajectory of these productions unlike any other!

No need to know everything about wine regions or wine-making to choose wine with confidence – Icon-Icon is there to enlighten its readers! Appellations, estates, prestige or innovations … Icon-Icon here likes to reveal the history of the most desired champagne houses or Châteaux, while anchoring the idea of ​​Specials to one of the events of the year. And if we only had to keep a few names of the most stunning champagne houses in the world, they would surely be: Dom Pérignon, Ruinart, Veuve Clicquot, Moët et Chandon, Bollinger, Taittinger, and Maison Krug.

Because these houses have been able to set up production rituals that have survived the centuries. The first, and undoubtedly the pioneer in divine champagne, is named after a monk. The Dom Pérignon house has in fact inherited a technique for blending an exceptional wine, initiated around a beeswax stopper capable of retaining its pressure: the “Champagne method” was born in the 17th century.

It was this champagne that intoxicated the majestic celebrations that followed one another at the Court of Louis XIV – definitively establishing the myth of Versailles. A place of celebration, pleasure and spirit, Dom Pierre Pérignon wine finds its place here. Even today, the reputation of champagne is such that the monk, like the Sun King, each defined the French art of living in their own way!

Moët & Chandon champagne is now the best-selling champagne in the world. This can be explained, perhaps, through the prism of its most illustrious client: Napoleon Bonaparte. The archives of the house indeed reveal a first order from Napoleon Bonaparte, first consul of Paris, on 27 Thermidor Year 9, i.e August 15, 1801. A second in 1803. In the meantime, Napoleon Bonaparte became Napoleon I in 1804 … champagne Moët & Chandon thus accompanied Napoleon in his conquests, as in his defeats. He is credited with these words: “If I win, I deserve it. If I lose, I need it. ”

Today, the celebrations which call for the tasting of great wines, champagne or spirits are a little less belligerent…. Valentine’s Day and the iconic rosé champagnes, the end-of-year celebrations and their lot of Burgundy, Sancerre, Saint-Emilion and champagne, too! Château d’Yquem, Romanee-Conti, Ruinart, Moët et Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Dom Pérignon – we tell you their legend and their code, to better understand how their novelties can only exalt the senses!

Focused on elegance rather than power, Icon-Icon also offers a selection of gin, whiskey or vodka with skilful sophistication … By leaving all its room for new distilleries, this category still reveals new talents and approaches. unpublished on these spirits that have inspired more than one artist … Because already adored by socialites, dandies and casseroles in the Belle Epoque, wines, champagne and spirits still contribute to a certain art of living today.

So many articles to capture this art of living as an integral part of luxury as a total art! And so many specials to better taste the delight that these know-how often more than a hundred years old carry.