After the February 'Battle of the Bubbles' with New Zealand, the English face the mighty Champagne this Summer in another sparkling Challenge on the cricket pitch.
Cricket has long been an integral part of the British summer season; evoking images of freshly mowed lawns, cream teas and sparkling wine. Whether it is Champagne or English Sparkling wine, a glass of fizz is the ultimate accompaniment to a day at the cricket.In celebration of this fine marriage, Pol Roger have organised the inaugural Champagne XI vs English Sparkling Wine XI Cricket match on 18th August at Brown Candover Cricket Club in Hampshire.It will be an enjoyable and informal setting in which the Champenois and English Sparkling wine communities can pit their ‘méthode Champenois’ against the ’méthode anglaise’ on the cricket pitch.We hope to see a nail-biting finish and shall get back with the results soon... Pol Roger seems to be the opener here and we loved their form in 1987!
Ravish Kapoor, a pioneer in the art of customized invitation and has made his name synonymous with ‘elegance’ and ‘style’. He ushered the trend of personalized, exquisite invitations from weddings to anniversaries, baby showers to birthdays, and inaugurations to parties. He has now taken it to the next level by forging a partnership with LOUIS XIII Grande Champagne Cognac from the house of Rémy Martin in the creation of a wedding card collection in which the client gifted LOUIS XIII, the world’s finest cognac, to his closest friends and family.The liquid is created from a blend of 1200 eau de vie selected exclusively from the Grande Champagne region, and aged up to 100 years in century-old tierçon barrels, it is one of the rarest spirits in the world. A smaller invitation card with miniature carafe was also designed to present to other guests.
Now we only wish we get invited to a do in this fashion, hope our friends are reading this!
P.S: A full bottle of the LOUIS XIII comes at about Rs 2.5 lakh only
Sula Vineyards, India's #1 premium wine company announced the launch of JANUS – India’s first 100% premium grape brandy. Deriving its name from the ancient Roman deity with two faces, JANUS embodies the exceptional French cognac making heritage and the expertise of Sula in selecting the best Indian grapes. JANUS is made from carefully selected grapes from the best Indian vineyards which are then double distilled in small batches using traditional French alembic pot stills, to produce a liquor of exceptional smoothness and character.
JANUS is aged in small French oak barrels under the supervision of French Master Blender Yonael Bernard, imparting a smooth and distinctive taste, exceptional aromas and a complex character of a cognac - style brandy with a long finish. Keeping up with the tradition of French cognac making, the master blender has developed a unique recipe guaranteeing excellence in every drop.
Founder - CEO of Sula Vineyards, Rajeev Samant said, “With this launch Sula takes its first step into the world of spirits with a superbly crafted high end offering. We are confident that JANUS will win accolades and significantly raise the bar for brandy making in India. JANUS is India‘s first handcrafted cognac - style brandy for connoisseurs - from the House of Sula”.
JANUS comes in premium packaging with a bottle design inspired from the Mid-19th century, a style known as ‘standard fifth’ or ‘lettered brandy’ with embossing. JANUS will be available initially in two SKUs of 750 ml and 180 ml at INR 1500 and INR 395 respectively across all leading outlets in Goa and will launch in other cities soon.
(Excerpt from a press release)