Shopping meets drinks. A combination that has worked well in the Goldenes Quartier many times before. First, Stefan Hajszan poured his wine in the Tuchlaubenhof as part of Wine Sound City, then Meinl am Graben warmed the cockles of Christmas shoppers with mulled wine. Now, from 12th August to 3rd October, it’s the turn of champagne brand Veuve Clicquot. They will present their newest creation, “Rich”, in the specially designed summer garden pop-up: an innovative champagne that is particularly suited to mixing cocktails.
Jointly developed with Dominique Demarville (Winemaker, Veuve Clicquot) and Ugo Jobin (Mixologist), this new champagne contains some 60 grams of sugar per litre. As such, it is traditionally classified as “riche” – hence the name of this cuvée (Pinot Noir, Meunier, Chardonnay). According to Veuve Cliquot, it should be drunk on ice without fail, and mixed with your choice of grapefruit, pineapple, black tea, bell pepper, celery or cucumber. Simply fill a large wine glass with ice cubes and add one of those ingredients.
Veuve Clicquot will serve “Rich” – which is luxuriously packaged in a shiny metallic bottle – in the pop-up bar from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Wednesdays to Saturdays. There’s not only a garden and a relaxed atmosphere, but also an orange foosball table, urban bicycle and culinary delicacies by Le Meridien.