Le Bon Temps Roule is the perfect phrase for celebratory moments and of course, the most auspicious libation is non other than Champagne. When it comes to special occasions my all-time favorite Champagne is Veuve Clicquot.

With an illustrious history that spans over 300 years, Veuve Clicquot is one of the most famous Champagne houses on the globe. The collection of brilliant Champagne is truly exquisite – its easily drunk on its own, paired with oysters, Lobster Thermidor or hazelnut truffles.

The two Champagnes in the collection that are at the apex of Veuve Clicquot’s “stable” of Champagnes are La Grande Dame and the Rosé. In 1818, Madame Clicquot invented the first known blended Rosé Champagne. La Grande Dame was created in 1962 as a homage to Madame Clicquot, the founder’s widow and the true maverick that drove the brand to what it is today.

Madame Clicquot circa late 19th century.
Veuve Clicquot Champagne Estate wine cellar in Reims, France.

Known in her lifetime as “the Grande Dame of Champagne,” Madame Clicquot was a woman ahead of her time. When her husband died in 1805, she took over the reins of the business at just 27 years of age, at a time when women had no place in the world of business. She was a demanding creator, tirelessly searching for only one quality: the finest. Her tenacity and instinct led her to free herself from her charted destiny. Here’s to the fearless women that have paved the way for us all, santé.

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