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Perrier-Jouët: the Most Romantic Champagne

This is the story of the most controversial, extravagant champagne, created as an ode to a couple in love in Epernay and their love of nature.
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What do Oscar Wilde, Grace Kelly, and Coco Chanel all have in common? They all drank the same champagne from Perrier-Jouët, the wild child of the champagne houses at the time, just like their own reputation.


Oscar Wilde's very last wish was said to be a glass of Perrier-Jouët, while he was living in exile in Paris. The champagne house, founded in 1811, was already a symbol of creative freedom, rebellious obstinacy, and excellent taste. Maison Perrier-Jouët in Epernay is still one of the most historic champagne houses in France. What makes it even more special is the romantic love story behind the house's origins, which any marketing company would love to get their hands on. A love story with a happy ending, of course!

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Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque

Floral, elegant, and charming. That is the best way to describe the taste of a Perrier-Jouët. The bubbling drink is quite literally a love child of a romance that emerged in 1811. In that year, Pierre-Nicolas Perrier and Rose-Adélaïde Jouëtmarried and founded their champagne house as a symbol of their love for each other and passion for nature and art. They were the first in the Champagne region to grow pineapples in their lush gardens successfully and surprised everyone with their champagne because of its exceptional taste of unique grapes. In 1902, to preserve their owners' love for art and nature, the Perrier-Jouët had a bottle designed by Art Nouveau pioneer Emile Gallé. He created a design where white Asian flower, known as anemone, twists gracefully over the curves of the bottle. The art of blowing glass and decorating it was still in its early stages of development, but the rebellious Champagne house soon made the bottle its signature. Since 1902, each bottle of Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Prestige Cuvée has been decorated with the original design of the anemone.

Now, the house has released a new bottle as an ode to the timeless elegance of the bottles of Perrier-Jouët from 1955. With its long, slender neck and softly rounded shoulders, the design evokes the feminine and modern style of Perrier-Jouët stands for. The iconic flower, anemone, has been redesigned in a more extravagant interpretation of nature, as the passion for art and nature has always been honored.

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Discover the Perrier-Jouët champagnes in the restaurants Brugmann, Louis XV, The Avenue, Le Floyd's and Bois Savanes!

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