Summer means many things—longer days, pleasantly warm nights and the season of rosé wine among them—but one of our favorite fair weather traditions is the start of picnic season. For our money, the combo of fresh air, a blanket to recline on, a simple meal of artisanal food and a glass of Chandon is hard to beat.
As summer stretches into August and the days continue to grow even hotter, things are cooking at étoile Restaurant, too. Following Chef Perry Hoffman’s second James Beard Award nomination—one of the culinary world’s most distinguished honors—earlier this year, étoile Restaurant has recently picked up some impressive nods, as well.
Every October, Chandon throws our annual Pink Party, where food, drink and guests’ attire all come in hues of pink, and proceeds benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Unfortunately, not everyone can make the trip to Napa Valley to join us for this stylish soirée. Nonetheless, that doesn’t mean you can’t host a Chandon-style Pink Party at the trendiest spot in town—your place.
For Domaine Chandon’s 2011 New Year’s Eve party, we’ll be ringing in 2012 at the winery by partying like it’s 1959. We’re rolling back the clock, and rolling out the red carpet, with an Old Hollywood-style ball. étoile Restaurant Chef Perry Hoffman—fresh off his restaurant receiving its third consecutive Michelin one-star rating—will be preparing an exquisite five-course tasting menu, expertly paired with sparkling and still wines. Live music, a sparkling toast at midnight, and a roomful of vintage Hollywood-inspired finery—what’s not to love?
When the calendar flips from January to February, pulses quicken, Cupid’s arrows fly forth from their quiver, and Valentine’s Day plans get made from coast to coast. Boxes of chocolates and bouquets of roses? Of course. That’s entry-level stuff. But this year, we at Chandon have been thinking about raising the bar on romance.
There’s just something about those first few mild and—dare we dream?—sunny days of the year that makes you want to dig out the picnic basket and check the hours of your local farmer’s market. But if you’re anything like us, sometimes those long months of nubby wool sweaters can leave your memory a little fuzzy on properly executing a fair weather game plan. Never fear—we’re here to help.
It’s summertime! From sea to sunshiny sea, Americans have a unique talent for embracing summer's endless possibilities. We stroll through the farmer's markets seeking the freshest fare. We join together at parades and picnics, cabin overnights and camping trips. We take to the open road to visit family, experience our national treasures or to just get away from it all. Summer is our time to wiggle our toes in the sand, feel the warm sun on our shoulders, take a refreshing dip and otherwise luxuriate in a season of leisure.
This summer, look beyond beer and bring some bubbles to your baseball celebrations! Whether you've staked out a spot at the stadium or you're headed home for the game, baseball and bubbles are the perfect double play. That's why we've created this indispensable game day guide. It's filled with creative tips and suggestions to guarantee your tailgating or home parties knock it out of the park.
Our spectacular New York City launch party for the Chandon Brut Classic Limited Edition Summer Bottle brought out the stars for a night of ping pong, Chandon sparkling cocktails, and hot tunes spun by DJ Jamal. It was a fabulous way to kick off a summer of celebrating with Chandon! Not only did the stars give us a glimpse into how they envision an All-American Summer—the beach, BBQ and bubbly were universal faves—but also these trendsetters inspired us to create some sparkling summertime tips of our own!
While Valentine’s Day is often filled with proposals and new beginnings, it isn’t just for committed couples—it’s also the ideal opportunity to express your affection for your friends, your family and all of your favorite people. So share the love and design a Valentine’s Day that sparkles! We’re offering you a few simple ways to celebrate perfect moments with everyone you love this Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s romance, family time, a “singles mingle” or our gourmet Chandon Cruise, we’re here to help you uncork great Valentine ideas.