On March 9th 2009, Perrier-Jouët invited 12 of the world's leading wine experts to a historic tasting of 20 vintages from its collection. An unprecedented tasting with extremely rare champagnes.
Among the historic Perrier-Jouët vintages tasted at the event was the renowned Perrier-Jouët 1825, the oldest vintage champagne still in existence.
“It was, quite simply, the opportunity of a lifetime to taste such exceptional, historic vintages. An event that touched all the senses and appealed to all the emotions, from intellectual curiosity to pure, sensual pleasure”.
- Serena Sutcliffe MW, co-host of the tasting with Hervé Deschamps.
Among the wine specialists who took part in the event were Serena Sutcliffe MW, Tom Stevenson, Richard Juhlin, Michel Bettane, Roger Voss, Ch’ng Poh Tiong, Alberto Lupetti, Kotaro Hayama and Essi Avellan MW.
After the tasting, a superb book was edited to record this exceptional aesthetic odyssey through the 20 Perrier-Jouët vintages. “The Art of Vintage” offers a fascinating, original and creative insight into the art and history of the times through the exceptional vintages of Perrier-Jouët champagne.
“The art of vintage”, written by wine critic Serena Sutcliffe MW, historian Jean-Pierre Devroey, author Leslie Geddes-Brown and art specialist Federico Simonti with the assistance of Perrier-Jouët. Edited Jacqui Small (Aurum Press), available to purchase on www.amazon.co.uk and www.waterstones.com