"What has defined the wines of Veuve Clicquot since 1772 is not a recipe that is repeated year after year, but a complex alchemy which requires many different ingredients: the vagaries of the weather and the fruit of the harvest, the diversity of Champagne parcels, grape varieties, and most importantly, the effect of time."
Dominique Demarville, Cellar Master of the House of Veuve Clicquot
Since its creation in 1772, Veuve Clicquot has never ceased to create nor to innovate, while never compromising quality. These high standards remain today and were set by Madame Clicquot herself, when she took the reins of the company in 1805 at the young age of 27. Almost 250 years later, Veuve Clicquot has become one of the most sought-after champagnes in the world, but being more than a champagne, it has become an attitude.
Turn the pages to discover its wine elaboration and the thrilling atmosphere of the many Veuve Clicquot international celebrations, whether in New York at the Polo Classic or in Japan during Sakkura. Partnerships with prestigious names like Joël Robuchon, designer Pablo Reinoso or Madame André Putman have led to limited editions, exclusive design pieces and unique lifestyle and gastronomical experiences.
Foreword by Mireille Guiliano, former president and CEO of Veuve Clicquot
Mireille Guiliano is the internationally best-selling author of French Women Don’t Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure and its sequels. She was a longtime spokesperson for Veuve Clicquot and former president and CEO of Clicquot, Inc. She has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, and various other national broadcasts, and has been profiled in The New York Times, USA Today, Time, Newsweek, People, Business Week, More, Travel & Leisure, and Food & Wine. Guiliano contributes articles on food, wine, travel and lifestyle to a wide range of publications.
Text by Sixtine Dubly
French journalist Sixtine Dubly has interviewed the greatest artists, designers, and creative stars of the international scene for the last fifteen years. Whenever she travels, she tracks emerging trends and handpicks talents, keeping in touch with modern design and lifestyle around the world. She has contributed to Architectural Digest, Ideat Magazine, Marie Claire Maison, and Le Nouvel Observateur, amoung others, and currently writes for the lifestyle section of Paris Match magzine, where she covers design. She is also the author of Flowers: Art & Bouquets and Orient Express, published by Assouline in 2016.
Veuve Clicquot:The Color of Excellence is available worldwide in ASSOULINE boutiques and on www.assouline.com and at the Veuve Clicquot boutique of the visit center in Reims. It is available in French and English version.