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Chandon Adds Sparkle to Your Summer

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 Classic Gin and Elderflower Fizz , 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!

Celebrity Summer Tips

For Brit singing sensation Estelle, summer means "brighter days and endless nights, like it doesn't stop." Famous for her song, “American Boy,” she loves an all-American summer because, according to her, sunshine is scarce in London. "I feel like I'm going to be awake for like four or five months straight—and I love it!" We’ll drink to that!

As we poured NFL star Bret Lockett of the New England Patriots a glass of Brut Reserve, he told us that he looks forward to summer's relaxed attitude. "It means beach," he said. "It means fun, pool parties and barbecue. And it means hanging with friends and having fun."

How does songstress Melanie Fiona get her summer groove on? Alfresco dining, for a start! "Ah, outdoor patios, eating food, shopping, enjoying the city enjoying the weather..." So how does she stay fit with all of this summer snacking?   "Bike riding," she says. "I love to bike ride." (Fiona also loves sipping Chandon from a mini bottle and a straw!)

And fashion designer Stacey Bendet of Alice + Olivia couldn’t have summed up summer better: "It's an American Summer filled with fun in the sun! It’s about family, it’s about beach, it’s about friends, BBQ…And always Chandon and a party!"

We couldn't agree more with the stars' take on summer, and we've created our own guide incorporating their ideas for bringing sparkle to the season with Chandon.

 

Chandon's Guide to a Sparkling Summer

Farm-Fresh and Fizzy
Stroll through your local farmer's market to find the freshest seasonal fare and whip up a few delicious dishes for friends and family. Chandon sparkling wines are some of the most versatile food pairing wines in the world! Serve your perfectly paired creations on the patio and spin some tunes from Melanie Fiona for an alfresco summer meal with celebrity style. See our delicious BBQ chicken recipe for inspiration.

 

Bubbles on the Beach
Sunny summer weather is the perfect invitation for a sparkling seaside soirée. Pack the hibachi, fire up your favorite 'cue (time to invite Bret Lockett!), and serve well-chilled bottles of crisp Chandon Carneros Vintage Brut 2007 and Reserve Blanc de Blancs.

 

Sunset Celebration
Like Estelle, we love a long summer day that lingers into a balmy, star-filled evening. Our top pick for an elegant end-of-day segue is a bottle of Sparkling Red. It's perfect on its own, but it also provides a lighter alternative to heavy red wines with summer foods like barbecue, grilled steaks, burgers and more.

 

Sparkling Style
Show your passion for Chandon and your panache by creating a dedicated sparkling wine bar inspired by the designer flair of Stacey Bendet. Choose a selection ranging from Brut Classic to Sparkling Red. Then match your table linens, centerpiece, floral design and décor to the gold, pink and ruby shades of the wines. A well-designed sparkling wine bar is sure to be the toast of your event.

 

For more ideas on summer entertaining, visit our Occasion Planner.