VCP has teamed up with another fashion icon to house one of their vintage champagnes as well. Not only is the 1996 La Grande Dame bottle decorated by the House of Emilio Pucci in the classic swirling style of Pucci, but there is a decorative neoprene jacket that zips neatly over the bottle to hold in the cool. It does not end there; there is a satin bag printed with more of the iconic Pucci print that fits loosely around the neoprened bottle and all of this comes in a box that clamshells open to reveal the layers of prizes.
I have not had the pleasure of experiencing this bottle first hand, but if my ship ever comes in, this item is on my list of bottles to acquire and I will drink it with my fashion blogging sister.
While we are on the subject of Veuve Clicquot I should mention a wine read that may appeal to history buffs: The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It. Madame Clicquot was an amazing business woman who knew how to make calculated risks that moved her enterprise forward. One of the things that makes her story all the more notable is that, man or woman, her business practices were remarkable, but the fact that she was able to pull off the feats that she did when she did was incredible. Her cellars survived the Napoleonic Wars despite the fact that Reims was a town that was occupied by the enemy on more than one occasion. The author, Tilar J. Mazzeo, created a biography based on extensive research that has been enhanced and filled out with plausible storyline that connects her timeline landmarks. Champagne is often thought of as a feminine drink and this has to do with The Widow who was instrumental in modernizing the process of making champagne and how it was marketed.