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!
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.
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.
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.
We love parties...all kinds of parties. Throw in some after-hours excitement--like an ever-darkening sky, a splash of stars, and the romantic, shadowed corners of a candle-lit deck--and you’ve got a capital-p PARTY on your hands!
Since nighttime’s always the right time for a Chandon celebration, we’re sharing some “wow-factors” that are sure to make your under-the-stars soirée bubble and delight...just like the Chandon wines you’ll be serving your happy guests.
Three cheers for the red, white, and blue! To celebrate the colors of summer (hello, Independence Day, we’re talkin’ to you), we’ve created a Limited Edition bottle of Chandon Brut Classic. It makes everything easier and breezier... like putting a party in a bottle and summer in a glass. Here’s what we have in mind for our own Chandon summer fêtes, all inspired by the special look of the bottle and the extraordinary flavor of our bubbles.