Armand de Brignac Champagne can often been found at some of the world’s most extravagant celebrations – as an authentically handmade luxury Champagne, Armand de Brignac is the ideal choice for the celebration of a lifetime. The UK’s The Drinks Business ran a story on the “Top 10 Biggest Bar Bills” in recent history, profiling the largest individual expenditures on some truly epic celebrations. Incredibly, six of the top ten largest bills included Armand de Brignac – including the top four spots.
The list included a Russian billionaire’s gift of a $100,000 Armand de Brignac Brut Gold Nebuchadnezzar to actor Zac Efron in Chicago, a $156,000+ bill for the Boston Bruins’ 2011 Stanley Cup celebration (featuring Armand de Brignac’s 30L “Midas”), and a £120,000 spend at London’s Aura nightclub. The list was topped by Jay-Z’s reported $250,000 bill from this past New Year’s Eve celebration in Brooklyn, US millionaire Don Johnson’s £170K tab in London, and a £204,000 bill – including a £125,000 Armand de Brignac Midas – at Liverpool’s PlayGround nightclub.
Both Fox News and The Huffington Post have picked up the story from The Drinks Business – enjoy the highlights below and read the original story here: http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2013/04/top-10-biggest-bar-bills/
We are happy to inform you that Armand de Brignac Champagne will be at this year’s Vinexpo show, being held June 16 - 20 in Bordeaux, France.
Armand de Brignac Champagne will be shown in Hall 1, Booth AB198.
Please contact us to arrange a meeting if you’ll be in attendance at this year’s show.
Thanks for your attention and we hope to see you in Bordeaux!
We’ve recently released the 2013 edition of our immensely popular limited-edition Green bottles, just in time for golf season! As has happened each of the past few years, the small allocation available has sold extremely quickly, and media outlets worldwide have written dozens of features about the once-a-year release of these gorgeous bottles. The bottles feature our award-winning Brut Champagne in an opulent metallized green package with a pewter medallion denoting the year of release on the bottle’s reverse.
In Korea, where we’ve seen amazing press coverage for Armand de Brignac since first launching our Champagne there, Luel magazine featured these bottles in a full-page article, complete with a beautiful photo of the bottle.
We are happy to share with you another wonderful article about Armand de Brignac Champagne, this time from Luxembourg!
The German-language newspaper Tageblatt devoted a full-page article to Armand de Brignac, including several photos of our beautiful cellars at Chigny-les-Roses, and dubbed the Champagne “The Gold of the Montagne de Reims,” referring to our famous terroir.
Please enjoy the article!
As the world’s largest Rosé Champagne bottle, our Armand de Brignac Rosé Nebuchadnezzar has been a head-turner worldwide since making its debut earlier this year. Recently, Dubai’s prestigious Cavalli Club announced their listing of the Rose Nebuchadnezzar, which they are stocking alongside our smaller-sized cuvées. The Dubai Millionaire is one of many local publications picking up the news of the record-setting listing.
Armand de Brignac Champagne seemed to be everywhere in 2012: making big-screen cameos in Hollywood blockbusters like Prometheus, being served by pop star Rihanna on tour with VIPs aboard a private jet, in San Francisco as the Giants celebrated another World Series victory, and in our own luxurious Champagne Lounge at the beautiful new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where Jay-Z and Coldplay rang in 2013 in inimitable style. The international film world has also embraced Armand de Brignac – the brand has served as the official Champagne of Germany’s Deutscher Filmpreis for the past two years, and has now made another guest appearance in the hit Korean film The Taste of Money.
The film, from acclaimed director Im Sang-Soo, was an official selection of the Festival de Cannes, the second time Mr. Im has been nominated by the prestigious festival. Armand de Brignac is poured – and recommended by name – by the film’s protagonist, as shown in the scenes above.
Happy New Year! It comes as no surprise that Armand de Brignac Champagne corks were popping all over the world on New Year's Eve, but we are pleased to share some exciting news with you following the celebrations of some of our most high profile fans.
In New York City at the Barclays Center, international superstars Coldplay and JAY Z hosted a VIP concert for fans, friends and family. Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and Shawn "JAY Z" Carter rang in 2013 onstage with Armand de Brignac Brut Gold Champagne and welcomed! Christina Aguilera, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jessica White and Victor Cruz to the Armand de Brignac Champagne Bar, which serves as the Barclays Center's most exclusive VIP area.
Musician and actor Drake held a sold-out New Year's Eve performance at Miami Beach's Fontainebleau hotel and surprised fans when he took the stage with a giant 3 liter Jeroboam bottle of Armand de Brignac Brut Gold Champagne at midnight.
No matter where you welcomed the New Year, we hope you had a wonderful celebration and wish you the best in 2013!
Very Happy Holiday wishes to all of you! As we prepare to celebrate the new year on Monday, we’re also tremendously excited to share the beautiful images below of the brand new Armand de Brignac Champagne lounge at Brooklyn’s spectacular Barclays Center. The lounge is located within "The Vault" - the Barclays Center's exclusive VIP area, and offers an unprecedented and luxurious experience. A unique custom-made wall of Armand de Brignac Brut Gold bottles serves as the centerpiece, creating a breathtaking, glittering golden backdrop for the VIP area.
The Armand de Brignac Champagne Lounge has already played host to dozens of prestigious gatherings since it opened for the Barclays Center debut this fall, and will be a definitive “place to be” this New Year’s Eve when music heavyweights JAY-Z and Coldplay team up to perform a special joint concert to ring in 2013.
Wherever you may be in the world, have a joyous and safe New Year’s celebration as we look forward to another golden year!
We hope you all had as wonderful and unforgettable a year as we experienced at Armand de Brignac Champagne. We’re thankful for all the people who make what we do possible – and that includes all of you! From our family to yours, we wish you a very happy holiday season and joyous New Year!
Armand de Brignac is pleased to announce the release of our limited-edition collection entitled The Armand de Brignac Trilogie.
The stunning polished black wooden case features one 750ml size bottle of each of our cuvées: Brut Gold, Rosé and Blanc de Blancs. This the first time all three cuvées have been presented as one collection, and only a limited number of cases have been produced, making the collection both an exceptional gift and an exquisite choice of prestige Champagnes to enjoy.
The Armand de Brignac Trilogie will feature each of our outstanding cuvées:
Armand de Brignac Brut Gold - Comprised of 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, and 20% Pinot Meunier, Armand de Brignac Brut Gold is complex and full-bodied, with light floral notes, a racy fruit character, and subtle brioche accents.
Armand de Brignac Rosé - Comprised of 50% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier, and 10% Chardonnay, Armand de Brignac Rosé has aromas of fresh strawberries and blackcurrant, with red fruits up front on the palate and smoky grilled notes behind.
Armand de Brignac Blanc de Blancs – Comprised solely of 100% Chardonnay, Armand de Brignac Blanc de Blancs is delicate, light, and clear; dry and crisp with accents of pure Chardonnay and aromas of vanilla and citrus fruits.
The UK's Harpers Wine & Spirit trade publication reports that “consumers are looking for genuine value and finding it in Champagne,” which they see as an “affordable luxury.” Armand de Brignac in particular was cited as a “high value label "that is experiencing “growing interest” from consumers.
Harpers is a “must read” publication for the UK wine & spirit trade, and this story corroborates what we’ve been seeing ourselves over the last few years: Armand de Brignac is leading the charge among authentically luxurious Champagne brands as a handcrafted, small-production Champagne brand with a rich heritage and genuine quality in the bottle.
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Earlier this year, we announced the debut of the Armand de Brignac Rosé Nebuchadnezzar, the largest bottle of Rosé Champagne ever created. The announcement generated headlines around the world – many of which continue to surface as we head into the holiday season!
The U.S. lifestyle magazine Uptown featured the enormous Rosé Nebuchadnezzar (pictured with our standard 750ml bottle for scale) in an article on “exclusive potables,” describing the bottle as proof of “Champagne wishes coming true.”
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Fresh off their World Series-clinching victory over the Detroit Tigers, the San Francisco Giants celebrated in style in their hometown. At San Francisco’s Infusion Lounge, fans toasted the team’s second championship in three years with bottles of Armand de Brignac Champagne, including a massive 15L Nebuchadnezzar of our flagship Brut Gold cuvée. Star closer Sergio Romo performed the honors, uncorking the Nebuchadnezzar himself and raising a glass to the celebratory crowd.
The Giants join a long and growing list of athletes and teams who have established Armand de Brignac as the “Champagne of Champions.“ NBA basketball’s Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat, hockey’s Boston Bruins, the NFL’s New York Giants, and baseball’s New York Yankees have all made our Champagne their victory toast when celebrating their crowning achievements.
Enjoy the images of Sergio Romo and the Gold Nebuchadnezzar!
Every handmade bottle of Armand de Brignac Champagne is the product of hundreds of years of Champagne history, ensuring that the Champagne in each bottle meets the highest standards of craftsmanship. As a result, Armand de Brignac has performed tremendously in tasting competitions worldwide, becoming a critical favorite of the world’s most discriminating connoisseurs in the process.
Recently Venuez magazine, a high-end hospitality and lifestyle publication distributed in Belgium and the Netherlands, published the results of their own Champagne taste-test, featuring many of the world’s most renowned brands. Armand de Brignac’s flagship Brut Gold was included, and earned high praise from the panel, who dubbed it “the most exclusive Champagne and a worthy ending (for the tasting)…the ultimate Brut Champagne.” Possessing “very fine bubbles” and “a delicate, fruit nose (with) a balanced palate,” panelist and mixologist Marco Mathieux described our Brut Gold poetically: “This is how a Champagne should be.”
We’re excited to share some wonderful new coverage of Armand de Brignac Champagne in the latest issue of Brides magazine, the leading wedding publication in the U.S. Brides, a Condé Nast title with a circulation of more than 300,000, included our opulent Armand de Brignac Brut Gold bottle in their gold-themed feature spread “All That Glitters.” As you can see from the coverage below, our Champagne is the centerpiece of the display and is the first item listed in Brides’ sidebar.
Here at Armand de Brignac, we often receive notes from engaged couples, newlyweds, and their friends and families hoping to include our Champagne as the perfect toast for a wedding reception or as a stunning wedding gift. Bridal magazines including Town & Country Weddings, Perfect Wedding, InStyle Weddings, and now Brides have all chosen Armand de Brignac as an ideal way to celebrate a happy couple’s future.
Armand de Brignac Champagne has been making constant headlines across Europe this year. In Germany, on the heels of a series of exclusive tasting events and high-end galas, including the Deutscher Filmpreis (Germany’s Academy Awards), press coverage has been especially robust. Most recently, Gala magazine, a popular weekly lifestyle magazine, featured Armand de Brignac as a Prestige Cuvée of choice in a special gourmet-themed edition.
“Prestige cuvées,” says Gala, “unite the best of the best: the most precious grapes of the best crop years….(they are) the flagships of each Champagne house.”
We’re thrilled to report that Armand de Brignac has received a huge write-up in Germany’s Foodhunter magazine, a publication devoted to everything gourmet: the world’s best restaurants, food, and drinks. Foodhunter devoted three full pages to a story and photos of Armand de Brignac, featuring beautiful shots of our cellars in Chigny les Roses, France, where the gleaming bottles await disgorgement in our cellars – among Champagne’s deepest at 119 steps below ground!
Gift "From Jay" to artists who performed this weekend at Made in America Festival, Philadelphia.
Armand de Brignac Champagne continues to be the premier Champagne for the world's most discerning tastemakers.
Entrepreneur and hip hop mogul Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter recently headlined the inaugural "Made in America" Festival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, over Labor Day weekend. The festival, which benefitted nonprofit United Way, was also founded and curated by Mr. Carter. More than 30 of the world's most popular performers, including Pearl Jam, Drake, Rita Ora, Skrillex, The Hives, Calvin Harris, Run DMC, Kanye West, and Jay-Z himself, performed for nearly 100,000 fans across three stages during the two-day festival held on Philadelphia's historic Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Filmmaker Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13) was even on hand to shoot a documentary on the festival.
To show his thanks for their being part of "Made in America," Mr. Carter gifted each performer with a bottle of Armand de Brignac Brut Gold Champagne, along with a gift card inscribed, "from JAY."
We are honored to have been chosen for this momentous occasion and hope you enjoy the below from the festival!
Armand de Brignac Champagne has been featured once again in the finance and luxury publication Forbes. Just a few months after the magazine covered Armand de Brignac in its Turkish edition, our record-breaking Rosé Nebuchadnezzar earned a prominent write-up in Forbes’ Romanian edition. At 15 liters in volume, our Rosé Nebuchadnezzar is the largest Rosé Champagne bottle ever produced and continues to make headlines wherever it appears.
Beyoncé recently posted a picture of her Champagne of choice on her website IAm.Beyonce.Com
On the heels of amazing coverage of Armand de Brignac’s golden bottles at Olympic celebrations across London comes yet another piece of great press – this time in one of the world’s top “luxury bibles,” the Robb Report. The publication, which has also featured Armand de Brignac in international editions in Brazil and Hong Kong, devoted two full pages to a write-up on our Champagne, plus a huge image of our Brut Gold bottle front-and-center of the magazine’s table of contents.
The Robb Report’s continuing features on Armand de Brignac is a fantastic endorsement of the quality, exclusivity, and artisanal craftsmanship of each bottle of Armand de Brignac.
We’re very excited to share yet another chapter in Armand de Brignac's establishment as the Champagne of Champions. This past weekend, as the London 2012 Olympic Games came to a close, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt celebrated his newest gold medals at London’s Movida nightclub. Sharing the spotlight with Bolt was a 15L Nebuchadnezzar Brut Gold bottle of Armand de Brignac Champagne!
Fans and revelers, including boxing superstars Lennox Lewis and Amir Khan and teammate Yohan Blake toasted Bolt’s unprecedented gold medal performance in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100 relay – the first man to achieve this in two consecutive Games.
Bolt joins the NFL's NY Giants, MLB's NY Yankees, NHL's Boston Bruins, Formula One's Redbull Racing, and the NBA's Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks as professional sport champions to celebrate their achievements with Armand de Brignac.
Please join us in congratulating Usain Bolt and all the Olympians of the 2012 Games – and enjoy the photos and coverage below!
Hip-Hop music legend Nas was recently spotted in London enjoying Armand de Brignac Champagne. He was in town to perform at the official Team USA Olympic closing party, with guests in attendance including basketball stars Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant, James Harden and Kevin Durant; and track and field stars Justin Gatlin, Ryan Bailey, Jason Richardson and Lolo Jones.
Swizz Beatz kicked off the celebration by taking to the decks and DJ’ing for the crowd. He was then joined by Nas who took to the stage with bottles of Armand De Brignac champagne and performed his legendary hits ‘You Can Hate Me Now’, ‘Imagine That’ and ‘NY State Of Mind’ and tracks from his recently released No.1 album ‘Life Is Good’.
This past weekend, following their series-clinching Game 5 victory in basketball’s NBA Finals, newly crowned champions the Miami Heat celebrated at Miami’s LIV Fontainebleau with Armand de Brignac. Fans and celebratory partygoers welcomed Heat owner Mickey Arison, Finals and regular-season MVP LeBron James, All-Stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh and others to the LIV to celebrate the franchise’s second championship - the first with the Heat’s “Big Three” lineup. Electro-pop duo LMFAO also surprised the team and their fans with an impromptu performance at the club.
The Heat join the NFL’s NY Giants, MLB’s NY Yankees, NHL’s Boston Bruins, and last year’s NBA champion Dallas Mavericks as professional sports champions who have all made the world’s top-rated Champagne, Armand de Brignac, their choice for truly spectacular celebrations.
We’re thrilled to report that Armand de Brignac Champagne is prominently featured in the new hit film Prometheus from director/producer Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator, Thelma & Louise, Black Hawk Down, many others). Without wishing to spoil any of Prometheus’ plot, bottles of Armand de Brignac are on screen for several minutes during a pivotal scene in the film, which takes place in the year 2093 – so we can officially declare Armand de Brignac is the Champagne of the future!
Thank you to all our friends who wrote in letting us know about this wonderful (and surprising!) cameo, which we discovered at the same time as you all: on the big screen!
Enjoy the screen capture above, and be sure to catch the film in theaters!
From luxury publications to fashion, celebrity, and finance magazines, Armand de Brignac Champagne continues to be recognised as the top Champagne in the world by the world’s best-known media outlets. In the business and finance world, Forbes remains one of the industry’s biggest names – especially its Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans and its international list of billionaires.
The magazine also recommends top luxury brands to its readers – so it was a natural fit when a full page was devoted to Armand de Brignac in Forbes’ Turkish edition – one of 10 international editions of the magazine published today.
Armand de Brignac Champagne has enjoyed tremendous success in Germany, where the brand has been featured in countless publications and spotlighted as the official Champagne of the Deutscher Filmpreis (the German Academy Awards). The most recent feature on our top-rated Champagne in Germany comes from Platinum Style, published for platinum card holders of the country’s Sparkasse Bayern bank. The article details Armand de Brignac’s history, 100% hand-craftsmanship, and its availability through German concierge services, and runs for a full page of the magazine. Incredible!
For more information finding Armand de Brignac in Germany – or anywhere in the more than 100 countries where it’s now available – don’t hesitate to contact us directly!
The new Duracell Power Mat advert was partially shot in New York's 40/40 Club, which features a stunning floor-to-ceiling tower of 350 Armand de Brignac Gold bottles. We are pleased to share news that the Champagne and tower prominently feature in the new advert.
Whilst we were not involved in the creation of the advert, it's great to see our bottles and the custom-made tower receiving such great exposure!
Click here to watch the ad: www.youtube.com/watch
As many of you are aware, Armand de Brignac holds the honor of having been rated the No. 1 Champagne in the World. We were given the accolade by Fine Champagne magazine, one of the only publications in the world exclusively devoted to Champagne and boasting Master of Wine Essi Avellan on its editorial board. In Fine’s blind taste-test of hundreds of Champagne brands, Armand de Brignac was famously named the world’s top cuvée.
Today, the effects of this incredible honor are still being felt worldwide. In their most recent issue, the UK-based magazine The Drinks Business devoted an article and lovely accompanying photo to Armand de Brignac and the impact of being rated No.1 by a respected publication.
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As we approach the London Olympics – starting in just two weeks! – it’s only appropriate that Armand de Brignac has been featured in many wonderful articles with a “gold medal” theme! As the perfect celebratory Champagne for an even on the scale of the Olympics, Armand de Brignac is the ideal choice to toast the performance of your country’s athletic stars. Avenue – Manhattan’s oldest society magazine, and one of the first in the U.S. – agrees. The magazine recently featured Armand de Brignac in their “Objects of Desire” section, where editor Amy Michelle Smith handpicks her favorite luxurious gift items, focusing this month on gold, in celebration of the Games.
We are happy to share with you yet another tremendous endorsement of Armand de Brignac Champagne – this time by the internationally renowned restaurant, hospitality, and wine guide Gayot. The guide selected Armand de Brignac Brut Gold as the first in their list of Top 10 Prestige “Tete de Cuvee” Champagnes. Gayot’s glowing review notes that the luxurious bottle “complements its contents,” and describes the 100% Grand and Premier Cru Armand de Brignac Champagne inside as “complex and full bodied, revealing lush apple and melon flavors with a touch of brioche.” Santé!
Gayot, founded by famed French restaurant critic Andre Gayot, is considered comparable to the Michelin Guide - this wonderful review proves once more why Armand de Brignac has become the prestige cuveé of choice for gifting and celebrations around the world.