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HOW TO SERVE CHANDON S

1. Pour Chandon S, we recommend stemless glasses.

2. Add ice bricks. 

3. Run fresh orange zest over the rim and then add to the cocktail.

4. Toast and enjoy.

MASTER THE ESPRESSO MARTINI WITH BELVEDERE & MR BLACK

MARTINI MASTERCLASS - 7PM AEST THURSDAY, 11TH JUNE 2020


We're shaking things up with an Espresso Martini masterclass, hosted by Belvedere’s Australian Brand Ambassador, Garth Foster and Mr Blacks global brand ambassador, Martin Hudak. 

Join us and channel your inner mixologist as we guide you through making the perfect espresso martini at home using Belvedere Vodka,  additive-free and quadruple distilled for the greatest purity and Mr Black, a gold medal-winning coffee liquor.

Discover the sophisticated simplicity of an Espresso Martini with this bundle featuring a bottle of Belvedere Vodka and  Mr Black Coffee Liqueur & a Belvedere cocktail kit.

For Mr Black coffee lovers, for Belvedere Vodka lovers - well, that’s basically everyone.

 

 

MEET YOUR MIXOLOGY HOSTS

 

 

 

GARTH FOSTER

BELVEDERE BRAND AMBASSADOR

Having spent the last 10 years at the Luxury Brands Company Moet Hennessy as brand ambassador for labels such as Belvedere Vodka, Hennessy Cognac, Glenmorangie and Ardbeg Whiskies- Garth well versed in all things shaken, stirred (or even simply “poured”). This passion began 15 years prior as a part-time bartender whilst studying psychology at university. He soon traded the Freudian couch for the bottle, shaker and tin rode the crest of Sydney’s bar scene exploding with the 2000 Olympics. As well heading up some of Sydney’s favourite cocktail watering holes, Garth has also been behind the pine in Europe and the Americas. Having spent years in both print and digital journalism as well as the odd judging panel for spirits and cocktails his most recent (and enduring) passion is for Polish vodka.

 

 

 

MARTIN HUDAK 

 MR BLACK BRAND AMBASSADOR

 A former senior bartender at The Savoy in London, and World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion in 2017, Martin’s passion for coffee and mixology is absolutely contagious. He’s a global force in coffee education and training, as he bridges the gap between bartenders & baristas. Martin is currently based in Sydney where he was part of the opening team at Maybe Sammy, named Best New International Cocktail Bar 2019, and also ranked 43rd within the World’s 50 Best Bars. He’s also the Global Coffee Ambassador for local brand Mr Black Spirits, which has him pretty well qualified as an authority on coffee cocktails.

 MADAME CLICQUOT,
NAMED LA GRAND DAME
BY HER PEERS
  

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

 

2006
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

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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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