A few years ago, over a patio lunch at a restaurant in Toronto’s Yorkville district, Madame Cécile Bonnefond, the former president of Veuve Clicquot, made a lasting impression. After perusing the menu, Madame Bonnefond beckoned the waiter with her index finger and, in a tone unique to Parisians, “Let me give you a little tip. Next time you print the menu, put another c right there before the q in the word Clicquot.”
Details matter. And to celebrate the holiday season and pay homage to traditional etiquette, Veuve Clicquot has teamed up with darling stationery studio Minnie & Emma to create a chic limited-edition entertaining collection. Complete with printed note cards and envelopes, coasters, bottle tags, and digital invitations, the items are adorned in Veuve Clicquot’s iconic yellow hue, a number of festive designs, and fun phrases. With each piece customizable, the Minnie & Emma for Veuve Clicquot collection is a one-and-only personalized gift for a holiday hostess. Veuve Clicquot is known for its unique gift packaging and this year’s release of the Veuve Clicquot mailbox is sure to surprise and delight any client or colleague. And yet, another option is the Veuve Clicquot Fridge, a bottle of brut sealed in a metallic frame to keep the temperature of the champagne in ideal condition.
When you uncork that second or third bottle of Veuve Clicquot on any given evening in the next month, know that champagne is good for you. At least according to scientists at the University of Reading in Berkshire, England; a recent study discovered champagne can help prevent memory loss as the brain ages. Compounds found in a glass of bubbly can stimulate signals in the parts of the brain that control memory and learning. As so, if any excuse were needed to drink more Veuve Clicquot, you now have a legitimate one.
Images courtesy of Veuve Clicquot.