Spring has sprung! So fill your home and garden to overflowing with tender buds and pouty petals--and fill your glass to the brim with Chandon. Our beautiful, bright bubbly wines are like springtime itself: fresh, fun, and packed with promise. And to help make this bunny-hopping season even happier, we’re planting some great entertaining ideas that will add flower power to every occasion and make all your seasonal celebrations spring to life.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
With winter finally making its retreat and milder days upon us, it’s time to head to the garden, clear off the back deck and start prepping for al fresco season. You’ll be firing up the barbeque and bringing out the shaker for sparkling summer cocktails before you know it. So a little preparation will go a long way!
Whether you’re planning an intimate evening in or a stylish night on the town this Valentine’s Day, there are three crucial ingredients to any Cupid-worthy affair—you, your significant other and Chandon wine.
In a perfect world, everyone would join us at Domaine Chandon for New Year's Eve, but—sadly—it’s not always possible to spend the holidays in Napa Valley. So what’s the next best thing? To be here in spirit at midnight on that joyful evening by hosting a Chandon-style soirée. Just like life needs bubbles, a successful New Year’s Eve party needs a few creative pointers to keep the festivities festive: