So, I was at one of the kitchens of Piet Hein Eek in Eindhoven last week and noticed a delicious bucket filled to the rim with assorted Ruinart champagne bottles. Which was not really a surprise, because he once designed a limited edition case for them. But I digress. Whenever I see a bottle of Ruinart, my mind goes back to the amazing time I had at the Ruinart party at the Palais the Tokyo in Paris last April.
It was the launch of the limited edition champagne case by French designer Hubert le Gall, who later told me (in an interview for Residence magazine, no less) that to him the process of making champagne is all about time and then drinking the champagne is a matter of timing. Now, I don’t know about you but I’m definitely getting a bottle of Ruinart to ring in the new year in about two months. Although I have to say I know from experience that the Blanc de Blancs would also go excellently with a nice Christmas dinner. Or a Boxing Day Christmas brunch now that I think of it.
Anyhow! Whatever the occasion, the bottles I photographed earlier this year at the Ruinart chalk cellars in Reims were waiting there just for you. They looked so beautiful, so dusty and shiny at the same time. Why not buy your bottle of Ruinart this weekend? It’s a great way to start looking forward to celebrating all those wonderful little moments in life with the people you love the most. In the end, isn’t that what it’s all about?
To get you in the mood, I’ve created a special Ruinart playlist on Spotify that consists of either songs or artists with the word ‘champagne’ in them. Which automatically led me to classics such as Shame by Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King and ‘Champagne and Wine’ by Etta James. Well…bottoms up – and don’t forget to let me know what your favorite Ruinart moment would be!