Wednesday, January 15, 2014

a time for firsts

Our cellar list is jammed packed with innovation from the past and present. In the spirit of the New Year - a time for firsts - we'd like to highlight a few firsts from one pioneer that helped shape the most popular celebratory varietal in your glass this season, Champagne. 

In the early 1800s, after the development of the great Champagne Houses in France, Perrier - Jouët was the first House to add a vintage on its bottle, thus echoing this trend throughout all of Europe and beyond.  

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Art Nouveau was the first style of art of its kind, and one of the artists fashioning its style was Perrier-Jouët glassmaker, Emile Gallè, who designed the iconic anemone wreathed in gold that would later be placed on the Belle Epoque vintage in 1964. Originally individually painted on each bottle, the design contributed to the beginning of visual art playing a supporting role in the art of wine making.  

To celebrate the first month of the New Year, do something for the first time today! Think we'll start by having a glass of our signature Confucius Says! paired with our Young Mountain Lamb and Bangkock Boar Satays. 

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