Friday, 10 January 2014


Back in my campus days, a long time ago me and my room-mate, Sarah had this page that we tore off a New York style magazine. We had Stuck it on a wall somewhere in our room. It had this graceful model posing with a champagne glass on her hand. I cant tell why we chose this particular poster but it stayed on our wall for many months until it wore and tore . We always kept talking about Moet & Chandon from time to time.

There has been a surge of champagne aficionados in Kenya within the last couple of years. Kenyans have come of age with regards to luxury beverage consumptions. Some drinks like sparkling wines and champagnes have best been served in top restaurants or red carpet events to the rich and famous. So what happens when you have set your eyes on a drink that is retailing for say 17,000 by the bottle. While the upper-class and upper middle class would afford it, some are left to just admire them from videos and glossy magazine covers.

This is a champagne that stands out from the rest in terms of packaging and taste, which i am yet to find out. Well the fact that I have not had it doesn't mean that it should be dead to me. It was introduced in Kenya in Fairmont, the Norfolk in their champagne bar in June 2012. Moet Hennessy then launched a new brand, The Moet and Chandon Nectar Imperial in East Africa for the first time. This was done in Nairobi, Kenya at the Sankara Hotel's Champagne Bar. In attendance was Neil Hendriskz. This launch took place on June 18th 2013.

credits Business Daily
According to the Wineshop, Moet & Chandon, France retails for about Kshs 7,665. In Chandarana, Moet & Chandon Brut retails for Kshs 6,395. These are just some of the prices of a few places you can shop for wine. Other stockists also sell the M&C Rose for 12,900, M&C Brut Magnum for 19,500 and get this M&C Jeroboam for 38,000. I think ill have to rob a bank for this.


 For more information about the tastes, history and food pairings of these champagnes, check out their website.

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