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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.

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Bollinger PN Champagne: Second Edition

Bollinger PN champagne further magnifies the taste of pinot noir for this second edition of its very special creation! While Bollinger is known to be Agent 007’s favorite champagne, the Bollinger PN champagne is a bit more rare. This is only the second time that the illustrious company has bottled the taste of Pinot Noir,...

The Iconic Champagne Veuve Clicquot Dressed By Yayoi Kusama
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The Iconic Champagne Veuve Clicquot Dressed By Yayoi Kusama

To celebrate the edition of the most iconic new vintage in the Veuve Clicquot repertoire, the house called on the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama to illustrate all the emotion provided by the 2012 La Grande Dame vintage! La Grande Dame 2012 By Yayoi Kusama While Yayoi Kusama is not his first collaboration with the Veuve...

The Iconic Cuvée Cristal 2012 Louis Roederer
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The Iconic Cuvée Cristal 2012 Louis Roederer

The 2012 vintage of Louis Roederer’s legendary Cristal cuvée completes a very, very admirable line of champagnes. La Cuvée Cristal Louis Roederer: The 2012 Vintage If the 2012 vintage of Louis Roederer reveals an exceptional champagne, it is because the Cristal cuvée itself shines with a history intrinsically linked to excellence. The History Of La...

Summer With Veuve Clicquot
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Summer With Veuve Clicquot

The champagne house Veuve Clicquot is orchestrating summer around events as sophisticated as they are instructive. On the program, lunch on the grass at the Manoir de Verzy, and exclusive Master Classes! Summer with Veuve Clicquot, Champagne and Joie de Vivre Lunches on the Grass at the Manoir de Verzy It is the first time...

The Champagne Food Pairings By Veuve Clicquot Rosé
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The Champagne Food Pairings By Veuve Clicquot Rosé

The house’s iconic champagne becomes ideal for enjoying summer dishes as it should be! Le Veuve Clicquot Rosé, A Story of Audacity and Taste A process initiated over 200 years ago Veuve Clicquot Rosé is one of the most emblematic cuvées of the house. And for good reason ! Created over 200 years ago by...

Moët & Chandon, The Perfect Match
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Moët & Chandon, The Perfect Match

What to pair with Moët & Chandon champagne? The house donates its recipes for “The Perfect Match”. What to pair with this Moët & Chandon champagne? Refocusing on taste and excellence, is what drove the new approach of the house Moët & Chandon. The champagne favorite of Napoleon enjoyed indeed a thousand and one ways,...

Romanée Conti – Object of All Desires
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Romanée Conti – Object of All Desires

“He gave his name to the wine for the simple reason that it was served only at his personal table” tells Aubert de Villaine. Yes, appreciated for a long time by Louis-François de Bourbon, previously called the Prince de Conti, he acquired it for ten times the price of a very sought after cru...