35th Anniversary Party
by Alain Gayot
If you need an excuse for a party or a reason to celebrate, turn to Nicolas Feuillatte. The man himself who created a new Champagne label in the twentieth century was a master at haute parties in the Big Apple, entertaining the likes of Jackie Onassis, Shirley MacLaine, Sophia Loren and Lauren Bacall to name just a few. We took part in the celebrations at a famous John Lautner-designed triangular house perched high in Beverly Hills; a modern house, yet older then the Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne label. The very happy few sampled passed appetizers washed down with the Brut, the Rosé and some Palme D’Or 1999. At 35 years old, the brand is selling more bottles each year than ever before. Today owned by the Centre Vinicole de Champagne, you may find the beverage at a retailer near you, on a restaurant wine list or on your favorite airline. For the occasion, they have created a 35th Anniversary Keepsake Canister, a classic Keepsake Gift box by 2009 Artist of the Year Aspassio Haronitaki for the Rose, and for the holidays, a box of Brut NV with two flutes. We’ll toast to the brand’s achievements: holding the #1 spot in France and #3 worldwide.
Nicolas Feuillatte has an impressive lineup of Champagnes available, including:
Brut Vintage 2004, SRP: $46
Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2004, SRP: $46
Cuvée Speciale Vintage 2000, SRP: $75
Cuvée 225 Vintage 2004, SRP: $90
Brut One Fo(u)r Fun minis, SRP: $13
Brut Rosé One Fo(u)r minis, SRP: $16
Cuvée Palmes d’Or Vintage 1999, SRP: $135
Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte official website
Centre Vinicole de Champagne
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