Friday, January 09, 2009
Drink 'n' decolletage
Wine Spectator magazine has a story about a champagne glass that's ... well, I'll let you read 'bout it:
Following Bollinger's homage to James Bond and his bullet, now comes Dom Pérignon's tribute to Claudia Schiffer's bosom. The breast-inspired bowl is the latest creation by German designer Karl Lagerfeld for Moët & Chandon's famous Champagne brand. This artwork is supposed to be a modern version of the bowl from the dining service made especially for Queen Marie Antoinette back in 1787. Legend has it that it was the exact size of one of her breasts, and used, in turn, to model the well-known coupe-shaped Champagne glass. Lagerfeld's offering rests upon a stand comprising three porcelain replicas of Dom Pérignon and a platter bearing the signatures of the designer and his favorite top model. The creation is sold along with a bottle of 1995 Dom Pérignon Oenothèque, but some still might find it a tad bit too expensive at $3,150 a pop, considering you don't get to take the real Schiffer home to share the bottle with you.
Three grand for a bottle of bubbly and a glass is a tad expensive for my taste, even if said glass is shaped like one of the most beautiful gals in the world's breasts. Perhaps Martini & Rossi should package a bottle of Asti Spumante with a glass shapped like one of Kim Kardashian's ample butt cheeks. I'd buy that for a dollar!