by Sophie Gayot
Who better to tell us about the Champagne that will be served this Sunday at the Oscars® than the President of la Maison de champagne? This afternoon I had the pleasure to meet with Cécile Bonnefond, who is the head of PIPER-HEIDSIECK. Cécile Bonnefond took me on a bubbly tour and presented the wines that will uplift the atmosphere of the 87th Academy Awards® to be held at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood. Watch my exclusive video interview with Madame Bonnefond.
In 1785, PIPER-HEIDSIECK Maison began as a family business and has remained so throughout the centuries. Florens-Louis Heidsieck first founded Heidsieck & Co. with the ambition “to make a cuvée worthy of a queen,” which quickly became true. With his wine adopted by Queen Marie-Antoinette’s court, the brand’s history certainly reflects the grander part of the past. After Heidsieck’s death, his second cousin Henri-Guillaume Piper took over and continued the Maison’s success by becoming the “authorized supplier” of 14 royal and imperial courts. Thus, PIPER-HEIDSIECK was born, and today, it continues to be coveted by high society.
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