Champagne Fashion Fest

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  1. Edwina Ikin says:

    It would have to be Jennifer Saunders & Joanna Lumley! My Mum, my Grannie and I were huge Ab Fab fans…and it’s’ un-PC’ to say, but as a 16 year old (who didnt even like the taste of alcohol!) I was aching to try ‘Bollie’ – sadly the only thing in our fridge was Fruity Lexia 🙂
    Then, when I was 18 and 1 day, I left Tasmania for my gap year and arrived in London. My god-mother picked me up from Heathrow and took me straight to Sloane Square for a glass of ‘proper’ champagne- I was in heaven, and expecting to see Eddie & Pats pop around the corner at any time…!

    • jayne says:

      Have to agree with you Edwina – love Patsy & Eddie with their champagne fridge. I even wrote about Absolutely Fabulous in my book “champagne – behind the bubbles”. James Bond is another big fan of champagne and he also loves Bolly – read about it here
      Cheers! 🙂

      • Edwina Ikin says:

        Love Jimmy Bond! PS- my 18 month old daughter is Saffy (Saffron)- it’s only we Gen X”ers who understand what a gutsy choice it was for a Mum called Eddie to have a baby called Saffy! My husband almost didnt allow it.

  2. Kajsa Humphreys says:

    My 3 best friends, all spread out in the world, 1 in London, 1 in Warsaw and one in Stockholm because we hardly ever get to catch up anymore………..

  3. CJ says:

    I would love to drink #champagne with Napoleon – he famously said “I drink champagne when I wine to celebrate and I drink it when I lose to console myself” Although his table manners and attitude to women may have been questionable, Napoleon’s military genius, competent governance and visionary leadership, combined with his passion for champagne(he always stocked up on his favourite wines from Moet & Jacquesson before embarking on new military campaigns), would make him a fascinating champagne companion. We would drink Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill and Dom Perignon. But we would begin with Jacquesson Avize 🙂

  4. Maria Kamper says:

    It would have to be John F Kennedy. I think this man is the eppitomy of style and sharing a champagne with him and then gettign all the juicy details about his numerous affairs and MM would be great and also I want to know who shot him truthfully. I would start with a Doim Perignon!!

    Oh yeah this is also the date of my birthday!!


  5. If I could share a glass of champagne with anyone it would be with Madame Clicquot.

    I cannot think of another person more appropriately matched to share a glass of bubbles with, her infamous business acumen along with her friendships with Napoleon and Josephine make her the ultimate companion.

    Who better to learn the entrepreneurs way and Paris’s best kept secrets from the Madame herself!

    • jayne says:

      Agreed that Nicole Barbe Ponsardin Clicquot was an extraordinary woman well ahead of her time. Women had no legal rights or status in Napoleonic France, and yet despite this, as a 27 year old widow, Veuve Clicquot had the drive and vision to become one of nineteenth century France’s most successful industrialists and made her fortune within 25 years.

  6. Dita Von Teese – she exudes sensuality, glamour and style. I would love to find out more about her fascinating career over a chilled bottle of Laurent Perrier Rose.

    • jayne says:

      Yes to Dita Von Tees & double yes to Laurent Perrier Rose champagne – silky, sensual and full of forest fruits 🙂

  7. Kerry Pintado says:

    Au contraire mon amie – I would like to share a glass of the most exotic champagne ever produced with the effervescent Champagne Jayne AKA as Jayne Powell. Jayne is an educator and entertainer extraordinaire in all that is CHAMPAGNE.

    Not only could she beat up the characters Eddie & Patsy in their of poor display of champagne poise but she will have you appreciate the fine qualities, history and vintages in a sitting.

    If you desire and appreciate the taste of champagne it is far more noble to spend it with someone that is passionate about their bubbles.

    On an ending note, according to Monsieur Dutertre, there are on average 250 million bubbles in a bottle of Champagne so why waste it on an undiscerning palate.


    • jayne says:

      What can I say to this gorgeous endorsement Kerry but THANK YOU for such an effervescent testimonial from your Sydney International Food Festival Talk & Taste Session last month. Looking forward to champagne dinner soon 🙂

  8. jayne says:

    What fabulous suggestions so far ladies! Please do keep them coming. I’ve always been fascinated by Greta Garbo movies & I can’t help but wonder what sort of champagne she drank in Hollywood – most likely Moet, Heidsieck or Mumm I would think – love to share a champagne dinner with this silent screen star.

    • Meryl McCracken says:

      I would love to share a “coupe” with Oscar Wilde, his wit sparkling like the bubbles. When there is champagne in the fridge I always follow his dictum that the only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. I think Perrier Jouet’s Belle Epoque would be appropriate.

  9. Marilyn Munroe and Grace Kelly….this era looked fabulous!

  10. Nicole Goodyer says:

    Let’s get all of the above together for a great bubbly party. As I read the posts they all resonate with me.
    “Qui a bu, boira” (he who has drunk once will drink again) Since my first glass of Le Champagne shared with friends each new glass now contains memories of tales yet to come!
    As I am seated between Pierce Brosnan and Sean Connery I would raise my glass to Widow Louise Pommery and thank her for introducing the first brut back in 1874.

  11. Andy Dick says:

    Without a doubt, it would be my dearly departed Grannie, Joan Cooper!
    She was the keeper of the $10 Prosecco for Sunday lunches- but shocked us all at my engagement by cracking a bottle of 16 year old Billiecart Salmon… what a dark horse. Like the finest bottle of champagne, Joanie was always sparkling, pure gold, an amazing vintage, and we wish she could have gone on forever… xx’s Gran.

  12. Michael Walker says:

    Salon cuvee ‘S’ Blanc de Blanc 1928 (1996 if unavailable). It would be amazing to taste this legendary wine. Who with, well part of me would like to seat a table with Gaius Julius Cesaer, Napolean and Louis II de Bourbon, The Grande Condé, along with Socrates who could decry the acts of these men as generals in France (and all enjoyed a tipple, or so the books say). As facinating as that table would be, much more pleasure would be derived from sharing it with the one you love.

  13. Claire Evans says:

    I would share a vintage Krug with my current favourite author, David Sedaris (When you’re engulfed by flames, Naked etc)… just when I have really needed to laugh, he has given it to me in bucket loads- and even better he is a tea-totaller, so more krug for me! 🙂

  14. Lizzie says:

    I would share a glass of champagne with Marie Antoinette as I would love to learn the truth of all the rumor and conjecture that surrounded her and her role in the French Revolution. Of course, we’d still exchange tips on fashion, diamond necklaces and the best brand of hair powder, drink our champagne from Marie Antoinette coupe glasses and, of course, eat cake!

  15. CJ says:

    Thank you to everybody who submitted comments on this intriguing question
    “IF you could share a glass of champagne with anyone dead or alive, who would it be & why?”
    I will be posting a story from the Champagne Jayne Fizz Fashion Fest #CJ3F hosted by Champagne Taittinger and Harpers Bazaar next week so please come back and visit again soon
    Also if you would still like to answer the question “If you could share a glass of champagne” then go right ahead and comment here. The best overall comment will be decided on November 25th and the winner will be notified online and receive a bottle of Taittinger Brut Reserve in time for Christmas


    CJ 🙂

  16. Donna Wilson says:

    Could’nt help but jump in on this: The only person who I would ever share Champage with is Me. Can you imagine the convivial atmosphere between the two of us as we explore, and agree, on the vagaries of our various product preferences! The conversation would be intimate, yet hilarious as we share our “Champers Times” together, the happy, the outrageous, the morbid, the sad. And think, when alls said and done “I” would get to drink the lot! Yours in bubbles, Donna

  17. Sarah Allen says:

    Champagne Jayne what a fabulous competition!

    The only person I want to drink champagne with is my darling gorgeous husband, Chris, who would agree that the bubbles have been few and far between since we swapped the champagne flute and cheese platter for nappies and rash cream some nine months ago.

    Our Captain Morgan is a truly beautiful boy .. but .. I do yearn for those endless evenings spent on the balcony, watching boats pass and talking forever (about what? Nothing, everything) over a bottle of beautiful bubbles.

  18. Would have to be W S Churchill – for all the right reasons!

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