We had the absolute pleasure of attending the launch of Moët-Hennessy’s Luxury Discovery Suite at the Summerhill LCBO in Toronto final week. A brand new pop-up expertise that is the initially of it is type in the planet! Now just before we get into the facts of our expertise (and what you will locate when you take a look at) we would like to be up front: it is extraordinary. 😍
It is very easily the most wonderful and accessible spot to shop for (and taste!) premium Champagne and other luxury beverages in the city. And if that wasn’t sufficient, you will be enjoying them when chatting and studying about all points luxe from the knowledgeable brand representatives and LCBO solution consultants, in a historic train station.
So, what brands are represented? 🤔 From Ruinart to Krug, Dom Pérignon and Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Hennessy, Glenmorangie, Belvedere, and even Ao Yun (Moët-Hennessy’s luxury red wine from China) – there’s a complete portfolio of premium merchandise on show (with some obtainable for tasting!) for the duration of the pop-up’s run from November 14th to December 8th, 2018.
Not only did we get to take in the sophisticated surroundings and feels (which can be summed up as what a dream Parisian apartment would appear like 🥖👨‍🎨🥂), we also had the chance to sample the 2009 Dom Pérignon, a single of the final releases by the extended-standing Chef de Caves Richard Geoffroy. Of course, it has all the signature notes of its predecessors: infectious power, wonderful acidity, a touch of smoke and wealthy minerality.
On that note (no pun intended), we had the likelihood to speak to Véronique Gonneville of Moët-Hennessy to far better have an understanding of the wine and Luxury Discovery Suite notion. She reminded us that Geoffroy, the Chef de Caves, often speaks of the power of his wines, and we incredibly a lot felt that power as we enjoyed the 2009 Dom Pérignon in our glasses. What we appreciated most from Véronique speaking about the Luxury Discovery Suite is that when, naturally, it conveys the essence of the Moët-Hennessy portfolio, with its sophisticated design and style touches, these similar touches are intended to humanize the brands that are recognized worldwide for their exceptional good quality. From literature and photo-books connected with Veuve Clicquot, to art primarily based on the harvest, to snapshots of the historic and contemporary facilities from which the champagnes originate, we incredibly a lot felt we have been creating a individual connection with the wine and its origins as we enjoyed it.
So, what else can you anticipate at the Luxury Discovery Suite?
You will be in a position to delight in an exclusive series of tastings that will introduce or reacquaint you with brands constructed on a legacy of exceptional good quality. And very best of all, for most days and for most events, it is drop in only and no have to have to register. For instance, Ruinart’s Blanc de Blancs will be sampled on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from two to four p.m., and the brand ambassador will take you via the history of a single of the most wonderful Champagne homes in France.
If you are feeling like creating a reservation, then the exclusive Dinners are exactly where you will wanna be. Moët-Hennessy will host a series of ultra intimate and luxe dinners in the Luxury Discovery Suite, paired with their exceptional portfolio. But act quick, these when in a lifetime experiences sell out (and you will not want to miss the boat on any of them!).
All the facts can be discovered at LBCO.com/LDS!