Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


World’s Finest Champagne Finds Its Match In Queenstown

World’s Finest Champagne Finds Its Match In Queenstown

For Immediate Release
Friday 2nd August 2013

Champagne lovers and foodies enjoyed canapés expertly matched with Veuve Clicquot at last night’s Clicquot in the Snow Veuve Clicquot Champagne Evening, hosted at Pier 19. Local foodies and Queenstown tourists enjoyed five of Veuve Clicquot’s finest champagnes: NV Brut, Vintage 2004, Rosé, Vintage Rosé 2004 and La Grande Dame 2004.

Pier 19, renowned for mixing classic favorites with contemporary new tastes was the perfect venue to deliver a menu that embodied Veuve Clicquot’s ‘zeste de folie’ - extravagance with a twist. Chef Joff Bertrand created a collection of stunning Maori inspired canapés to perfectly match the five champagnes.

Veuve Clicquot NV Brut was paired with lemon tempura wild tia (venison) haggis; Veuve Clicquot Vintage 2004 was matched with confit titi (mutton bird) with flying fish caviar and puha foam; Veuve Clicquot Rosé was served alongside keke (duck) liver and koati (goats) cheese parfait; Veuve Clicquot Vintage Rosé 2004 worked perfectly with scarlet okiha (ox) tongue nori maki sushi; and Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2004 was devoured with crisp skin confit wild poaka (pork) belly with seared tupa (scallops).

“The evening was so incredible and the guests were delighted!” Says Pier 19 director, Karen Hattaway.
“It was such a great way to try the vintages of Clicquot complimented with our native food theme. All in all it was a huge success and I can still taste the Vintage Rosé 2004 on my lips - delicious!”

Veuve Clicquot senior brand manager Rai Banbury, was impressed with the turn out. “It’s fantastic to see so many people embracing the versatility of fine champagne in new ways. My personal favourite match was La Grande Dame 2004 with pork belly.”

Clicquot in the Snow continues until Sunday. Highlights include the ‘Clicquot Night Ski’ at Coronet Peak on Friday, ‘An Evening with Kathryn Wilson’ at The Hills on Saturday and finally the ‘Clicquot Sports Sessions’ at Barmuda on Sunday. More information including details of ticket sales can be found here:


About Veuve Clicquot:
The champagne house was established in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot, and began to thrive when Madame Clicquot took the helm 1805.  For over 200 years, Veuve Clicquot has been inspiring the world to “Be Clicquot”: modern, audacious and premium quality.  These values, set forth by the groundbreaking and extraordinary Madame Clicquot and maintained by generations of Clicquot drinkers, promise a remarkable experience with each sip of Veuve Clicquot.  Today its eponymous Yellow Label continues to be one of the world’s most beloved champagnes.  

Chef Joff Bertrand serving the first canape to Queenstown locals


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Criminalising Of Rap Music

For black youth in America, there can be only three ways out of the ghetto: athletics, music or drug dealing. And for every individual who succeeds in making it out, dozens more attach themselves to their celebrity crews in order to bask in the reflected glory, and partake of the lifestyle. And what rap musician can afford to turn their back entirely on the ‘hood, when staying street and staying real is what their audience demands of them..?


Crime: Govt Helps Protect Shops From Ram Raids

The Government is providing further support to help Police protect small businesses affected by a spike in ram raids, Minister of Police Poto Williams says... More>>

Government: Investment Boosts Coastal Shipping In Aotearoa
New Zealand is a step closer to a more resilient, competitive, and sustainable coastal shipping sector following the selection of preferred suppliers for new and enhanced coastal shipping services, Transport Minister Michael Wood has announced today... More>>

Government: New Zealand To Stay At Orange For Now
With New Zealand expecting to see Omicron cases rise during the winter, the Orange setting remains appropriate for managing this stage of the outbreak, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today... More>>

Government: Independent Panel Appointed To Review Electoral Law
Justice Minister Kris Faafoi today announced appointments to the independent panel that will lead a review of New Zealand’s electoral law. “This panel, appointed by an independent panel of experts... More>>

Trade: Prime Minister To Visit United States
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is leading a trade mission to the United States this week as part of the Government’s reconnection strategy to support export growth and the return of tourists post COVID-19... More>>

National: Jacqui Dean To Retire From Parliament In 2023

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean has announced that she will not be seeking re-election at the 2023 election. “I have advised the President and Leader of the National Party that I have decided not to put my name forward... More>>




InfoPages News Channels