RETURNING BACK TO WORK
- Check the expiry / best before dates on all items in your storerooms and fridges, even water has a best before date.
- Bottled Water
- Soft Drinks
- Beer & Cider
- Switch to personal consumption sized pre-packaged beverages to minimise handling and touch points:
- Provide bottled water and disable water coolers and filtered taps
- Provide beer / cider in bottles and cans and disable keg systems
- Remove shared glassware from kitchens
- Provide 250/300 ml sized bottled juices rather than shared 1L sizes
Provide individual snack sized snacks to minimise handling and eliminate what our parents tried so hard to instil in us as children – sharing! Our TMG tubs are perfect for this and have a reusable lid if your team can ration their consumption better than we can.
Please refer to Safe Work Australia for COVID-19 workplace compliance and regulatory information. https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/
COVID safe beverages to re-stock the fridge!
BEER & CIDER
MADAME CLICQUOT'S LEGACY
1777 - Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin is born, the daughter of a prominent textile manufacturer and politician.
I798 - Barbe-Nicole marries Francois-Marie Clicquot. Given the timing - in the midst of the revolution - the wedding is held in secret (in a cellar, in fact).
1804 - Under her husband’s management, the house prospers, catering to tastes of the luxurious and indulgent courts across Europe. Madame Clicquot is destined for a very comfortable life.
1805 - Tragedy strikes at the age of 27 when her husband passes and leaves her to raise their child. At a time when it is almost unheard of for a woman to lead a business, she convinces her father-in-law to allow her to put her in charge.
1806 - Madame Clicquot invests a further 80,000 francs into the business. Unfortunately, the first few years are trying; Europe is at war.
1810- Madame Clicquot creates the first vintage Champagne, showing a knack for innovation.
1811 - An excellent vintage coincides with the timing of a comet seen in the skies for much of the year. The Veuve Clicquot ‘comet vintage’ is considered by some as the first great modern Champagne vintage.
1814 - After several years of an embargo on French bottled wine, the Russian tsar opens the doors for trade again. Maison Clicquot charter a ship with 10,000 bottles, followed by another 12,000 bottles. The timing of the arrival results in a windfall for the business.
1815 - After Napoleon’s defeat, the rest of Europe enters a period of merriment, with Champagne at the heart of all celebrations.
1816 - Madame Clicquot invents the first
‘riddling table’, the process of ageing and turning a bottle to guarantee a clear wine. This process is still used today. She also becomes known as ‘La Grande Dame of Champagne’.
1818 - Madame Clicquot invents rosé as we know it today, blending still white wine with red grapes.
1866 - Madame Clicquot dies in July. Sales had reached 750,000 bottles a year and her life is celebrated across the world.
LA GRANDE DAME 2006 & CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA
8 GRAND CRUS
53% Pinot Noir: Aÿ, Bouzy, Ambonnay, Verzy and Verzenay 47% Chardonnay: Avize, Oger and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger
La Grande Dame is only produced in the finest vintages of the region
NAMED IN HER HONOUR
Madame Clicquot, La Grande Dame of Champagne
La Grand Dame translates to:
An elderly woman of great prestige or ability
‘Veuve’ translates to: widow
WHO IS CHARLOTTE OLYMIA
Charlotte Olympia is an iconic accessory designer who designs glamorous collections with a modern silhouette. Charlotte is best known for her Iconic styles such as the Dolly with its signature ‘island’ platform and her distinctive Kitty flats. The collaboration with Clicquot is a perfect combination of businesswomen and global success.
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