On Saturday, guests gathered to celebrate a #MoëtMoment at the Moët Party Day.
Julie Dupouy, the world’s number 1 female sommelier and the best sommelier in Ireland since 2009, taught us about Moët & Chandon over carefully selected choices to compliment dinner in Marco Pierre White’s in Donnybrook. We learned that Madame de Pompadour, patron of the arts, member of the French court and the official chief mistress of Louis XV, was the first ambassador for Moët & Chandon and Napoleon Bonaparte was also a fan. The ‘Imperial’ trademark was named in honour of him.
“Champagne is the only wine that leaves a woman beautiful after drinking it.” – Madame de Pompadour
We ate Castletownbere Crab with with Moët Brut Imperial, beef with Moët Grand Vintage Rose and cheese with Moët Grande Vintage, then kept the party going in House.
Guess what else we learned? It’s not pronounced mo-AY, it’s pronounced mo-ET. The ‘t’ is pronounced! We swear. So don’t roll your eyes when we pronounce it MO-ET, we have it on good authority that this is the correct pronunciation!
“I drink champagne when I win, to celebrate…and I drink champagne when I lose, to console myself.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
Check out the social pictures from the event in the gallery above.