Moët Hennessy which is part of The No.1 luxury company LVMH – Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, last week invited top acts from East Africa in an experience dubbed #MoetHennessyVIPTrip. I was pleased to be part of those invited together with Shaffie Weru, Vanessa Mdee from Tanzania, Navio from Uganda and Alexandre Helaine Moët Hennessy Market Manager Eastern Africa. Whereas have taken many work related trips in the past, this one ranks as one of the most luxurious both my in blogging and PR career
The experience involved a visit to the hearts of Hennessy in Cognac and Moët & Chandon in Epernay/Reims, Champagne region of France
We had a chance to visit the Hennessy’s Château de Bagnolet, Moët & Chandon’s Chateau Trianon as well as Dom Perignon’s Abbey. Different Kings and Queens have dined in these Chateaux which are strictly by invite only
I have so much to tell you about this trip but first, allow me to share with you some fun facts about Moët & Chandon Champagne. Followed by some photos from Dom Perignon and Moët & Chandon’s Chateau Trianon where the luxury story began in 1743.
- Champagne can only come from the Champagne region of France! There are sparkling wines from all over the world but they are not champagne
- Every second a bottle of Moët & Chandon is opened around the world
- When pronouncing Moët the “t” is NOT silent
- Moët & Chandon merged with Hennessy Cognac in 1971 and with Louis Vuitton in 1987 to become LVMH (Louis-Vuitton-Moët-Hennessy), the largest luxury group in the world.
- Each bottle of Moët you see around the world, once lived for at least 15 months (more likely 3 years) inside an underground chalk cellar in Champagne region and each grape was hand picked! (I must add that, knowing this makes me appreciate each sip of Moët & Chandon)
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