“I drink Champagne when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it — unless I’m thirsty” M.Me Bollinger
The Chateau of Pauillac in the Medoc, has a name and a long history, dating back to 1686 when the Medoc areas between the ocean and the Gironde estuary had just been reclaimed. Pierre de Mazur de Rauzan decided to establish his estate on the border between Pauillac...
Louis Roederer’s Cuvée Cristal was the first Cuvée de Prestige created in Champagne in 1876 at the request of Tsar Alexander II.
At the time, Maison Roederer produced around 2,500,000 bottles, almost a third of which were destined for the Russian market.
The Tsar demanded a Cuvée especially for the Russian aristocracy and asked for the bottle to be made of crystal. Following extensive testing and research, the Roederer family succeeded in creating a bottle of precious crystal strong enough to hold this fine wine with 6 atmospheres.
The bottle was, and still is today, transparent with a flat bottom, one of its kind worldwide. The only difference from the bottles intended for the Tsar is that now glass is used instead of crystal. The name, however, has stayed the same: CRISTAL.
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