Things I currently need more of in my life:
- Champagne made mostly from Pinot Meunier
I can probably get the first two. The third is a little harder to come by, although apparently everyone who went to the Cartier after-party last night had it handed to them on a platter (literally). Apparently, Cartier has its own Champagne and after doing a little digging it doesn’t seem like you can buy it, but there’s a Cuvée De Cartier Champagne Brut 100th anniversary one in a crystal bottle and a regular “private party” Cartier Champagne Brut.
It’s made of mostly Pinot Meunier, which is pretty rare – Champagne’s usually a combo of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and the PM fills in just a little bit. But I had an all-Meunier one a few months ago and it was so delicious with a beautiful lilac nose (Meunier traditionally adds a lot of perfumey scent to a Champagne blend).
The bash was for the launch of Juste Un Clou, Cartier’s new nail-shaped bracelet, where people also heard a little perf by Jay-Z protégé Rita Ora. Jay made an appearance with Beyonce, but no word on how he felt about the non-Armand de Brignac Champagne, since we know how much he loves that one. But kudos to Fashion Etc for intrepidly reporting this grapefriendy detail from the frontlines!