Gifts for the Champagne Lover… Gold Fever for Him
He's the ultimate high flyer. He knows his champagne and loves his golden objects and gadgets. So what exactly do you give someone who has it all? Something gold of course, but not just any golden bottle or object; it'll have to be unique, expertly crafted and truly original.
He can have pretty much everything he wants, so make it personal. Don't just give him a bottle of Dom Pérignon Vintage 2009 for example. Write him a message. Sixty characters engraved on a box can go a long way. How about ‘Everything you touch turns to gold.’?
He knows it all and has tasted most vintages, so give him a bottle that'll surprise him. Dom Pérignon's 2000 vintage - renamed P2 2000 - has now reached its second ‘plénitude’. For sixteen years, this wine has been carefully aged on its lees to reach perfect maturity. Perfection takes time… and time is a precious gift.
He's always looking for something rare; something no one else has, so how about Krug Vintage 2004? Krug is one of the latest champagne houses to release their 2004 vintage. They've unofficially called it ‘Luminous Freshness’ due to its pale golden colour and fresh citrus fruit aromas.
OK, so he's a bit of a show-off and he knows it. A Magnum of Moët Impérial Brut Bright Night will definitely get him grinning. This golden bottle is flamboyant and sensational. And guess what? It even glows in the dark.
He appreciates that excellence takes time and careful thought, so the prestigious Moët & Chandon MCIII champagne may just be the thing. In a unique creative process going back fifteen years, Cellar Master Benoît Gouez and the Moët & Chandon winemakers have crafted an incredible tasting cuvée from multi-vintage still wines and vintage champagnes.
Let him admire the complex golden tones of his favourite champagne with Krug Joseph Riedel Glasses. The perfectly thought-out tulip shape allows the aromas and flavours of the champagne develop fully.
Partner in crime
Why not replace his regular ice bucket with a Dom Pérignon ice bucket by Szekely? As part of Dom Pérignon's P2 launch, French designer Martin Szekely has created a streamlined piece in black and gold that'll instantly remind him of the prestigious champagne house.
Small but sweet
It may seem like a modest gift, but he won’t mind. The Verbena oval soap by Fresh is quite simply wonderful and he'll welcome the thought. The delicate green citrus scents of the soap are invigorating. It’s a great way to wake up after a night on the town.
Knowledge is power
Does he know that Krug was founded in 1843 by Joseph Krug? Or that Francis Bacon and Maria Callas were huge fans? Because he appreciates the house, bring him the history with the book ‘Krug by Krug Lovers’, published by Assouline.
Travelling in style is what it's all about. It can get complicated however, when he decides to bring back several bottles of champagne or wine from far away destinations. The Rimowa Gourmet Wine Case is exactly what he needs. The solid golden case has room for six bottles, glasses and corkscrew.