In stunning Champagne Day celebrations across Africa, a mutual love of sustainability and the savoir-faire of Moët & Chandon mingled.
Moët & Chandon, the world’s best champagne for celebration, was served as glasses were raised across Africa on October 27 to commemorate Champagne Day.
Because of its mastery, savoir-faire, and reverence for terroir, the Maison has been associated with great winemaking for almost three centuries. Regarding sustainability as the cornerstone of its future vision, Moët & Chandon is also acknowledged as an innovator in the vineyards and cellar.
As Friends of the House gathered in each nation to celebrate the enduring qualities of Maison’s iconic wines and the timeless nature of marking special and historic moments with champagne, these distinctive qualities were highlighted as part of this year’s Champagne Day festivities.
As we are in 2023, toasts were made at 20:23, appropriately honoring Moët & Chandon’s milestone 280th anniversary since its founding in Epernay, France, in 1743. Guests were invited to arrive at celebrations across Africa at 17:43.
Friends of the Maison gathered at opulent locations across Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, and South Africa, celebrating Champagne Day and honoring the legacy and sophistication of Moët & Chandon, united by a shared appreciation for the joy of champagne.
Chandon has become essential to savoring all of life’s most exquisite moments.
The events were hosted by Nigerian humanitarian and actress Osas Ighodaro, Kenyan media figurehead Nambitha Ben-Mazwi, the celebrated South African actress Anita Nderu, Fredy Manyongo, a businessman and model from Cameroon, Delali Damessi from Lydia Laryea from Ghana, George Williams from Tanzania, and Ivory Coast.
The hosts got to retell the best parts of their trip to Epernay earlier in the year when they had the unique opportunity to see the annual harvest and cellar operations up close, to guests at their individual celebrations.
Examining the Maison’s innovative agroecology program was a major component of their schedule.
Moët & Chandon’s Natura Nostra initiative aims to protect Champagne’s distinct natural legacy.
With the goal of increasing biodiversity in Champagne, this program aims to quicken the ecological transition.
The venues for each regional celebration, which ranged from the Hyatt Regency in Dar es Salaam to the Tribe Hotel in Nairobi and The Westcliff in Johannesburg, perfectly captured Maison’s philosophy of nature in balance with elegance.
Regardless of their nationality, the attendees shared a common fondness for champagne, valued Maison’s connection to the terroir, and recognized the significance of conserving the environment for posterity, all in true African style.
According to Aimee Kellen, Head of Consumer Engagement for Moët Hennessy Africa and the Middle East, “Champagne Day is an opportunity not only to celebrate how we have shaped the industry but also to communicate our Natura Nostra program and sustainability efforts to ensure that the joy of Moët & Chandon continues to be shared with Africa and the world.” The Maison has a rich history of winemaking excellence.
“In this most memorable of celebrations, links between our past and present were honored, with Moët & Chandon remaining as timeless and contemporary as ever today.”
About Moët & Chandon
Claude Moët founded Moët & Chandon in 1743, and his descendant Jean-Remy Moët brought the company to a global level of recognition with his vision of “sharing the effervescence of Champagne with the world.”
From red carpets to royal courts, Studio 54 to Grand Slams, Moët & Chandon has been uniting people around incredible, exhilarating moments.
The House has the most expansive and varied collection of champagnes for any taste and occasion, sourced from the most diverse and large-scale vineyards in the area.
Every creation in white and rosé is easy to adore, ranging from the classic Moët Impérial to the sophisticated Grand Vintage Collection, the cool Moët Ice Impérial to the soft Nectar Impérial, and the multifaceted Collection Impériale, the most recent manifestation of the House’s Haute Oenologie, which dazzles and delights with a wide range of flavors and aromas to capture the astounding breadth of its terroir.
Since 2009, Moët & Chandon has partnered with the House to support charitable causes through Toast for a Cause and works to protect biodiversity in the area through Natura Nostra, their long-term sustainability program.
For almost 300 years, Moët & Chandon has been the preferred champagne to commemorate historical moments as well as individual joys, adding a lively touch to every toast.
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