Veuve Clicquot: The Color of Excellence

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If champagne is a way of life, the champagne stamped by the Veuve Clicquot house is definitely that of perfection. This book reveals the prestige of this pioneering house in many ways… A house that has associated its champagne and its orange colour with various prestigious events. A dive into the total work of art that is Clicquot champagne, along with the latest creative associations – notably with Yayoi Kusama and Karen Knorr!

Author: Sixtine Dubly

Publishing House: Assouline Editions

Publication Date: 2016

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin has been pushing boundaries for the past 250 years. From inventing rosé champagne in 1775 to collaborating with innovators such as Andrée Putman and the Campana Brothers, with each passing century the legendary label goes above and beyond to challenge itself with new initiatives to energize and excite its enthusiasts.When Madame Clicquot, who had become the veuve (widow) Clicquot Ponsardin, inherited the house in 1805, she followed the motto “Only one quality, the finest” and created the first vintage and the riddling rack, two major innovations for champagne production. Centuries later, the brand behind the characteristic yellow label continues to make history, going beyond champagne to represent a complete lifestyle. In 2010, Veuve Clicquot’s home base in Reims reopened after an extensive four-year renovation by interior designer Bruno Moinard. Contemporary works by Yayoi Kusama, Karen Knorr, and Pablo Reinoso now adorn the eighteenth-century wood paneling at the Hôtel du Marc–a perfect combination of design, art, and gastronomy that acts as a center for sharing and spreading the wealth of a magnificent wine.