14 February 2008

Veuve Cliquot


Valentine's Day in Monte Carlo? We'll have champagne - perhaps Veuve Cliquot? This little shop is in one of the tiny streets that runs from the Port to rue Grimaldi.

Veuve Cliquot is a champagne house in Rheims - veuve means widow. It was founded in 1772 by Philippe Cliquot-Muiron who played an important role in establishing champagne as the beverage of choice of European nobility and the bourgeoisie. A generation later, the son of the founder died, leaving his widow in control of the company. It is she, Madame Cliquot, who is credited with the industrialisation of champagne production. You see her portrait to the left. Happy Valentine's Day!

9 comments:

alice said...

Bravo! 20 sur 20 for your work or rather Vin sur Vin ;-)
Bonne Saint Valentin!

Bergson said...

Je prend aussi une coupe pour la saint valentin

Bonne Saint valentin

Olivier said...

La veuve cliquot j'adore, surtout la veuve cliquot rosé, un delice.
Alors merci pour la coupe et une Happy Valentine's Day.

lynn said...

Oooh yum! I love it. Yes please. Great shot.

Dan said...

Thanks Jilly, loved this post. Happy Valentine's day.

Torun Observer said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

isabella said...

The widow Cliquot looks a bit stern - I think she could use a "coupe" herself ;-)
Happy Valentine's Day to you and Beau!

Chuckeroon said...

Thanks.........much enjoyed!!!!

Mme Benaut said...

I always ordered it back in the days when I used to drink, Jilly. I guess you could say that I had my fair share as i seem to recall that it was one of those that didn't give me a headache.

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