Champagne Taittinger Uncage My Heart

Champagne Taittinger, Taittinger Champagne

Champagne Taittinger is one of the few remaining family-owned and operated Grand Marque Champagne houses in France. Taittinger is the second largest vineyard or domaine owner in the region giving them ultimate control of quality from vine to bottle. The Champagnes are Chardonnay dominant, which gives them their elegance, delicacy and finesse. Taittinger is widely distributed around the world in 140 countries. 

I recently attended a press event entitled "Uncage My Heart" that highlighted new interpretations of Valentine’s Day menus and décor concepts with Champagne Taittinger. Attendees were taken on a "journey of the heart" starting with a Bubble Bash with friends to First Date to Lasting Love. Each featured hand selected Champagne Taittinger wines paired with a menu of delicious bites prepared by celebrated Chef Camille Becerra of Navy restaurant in New York City. Chef Beccera also gave a live cooking demonstration on how to make chocolate mousse.

Champagne Taittinger, Taittinger Champagne

Our hostess, Vitalie Taittinger, Global Ambassador and Artistic Director of Champagne Taittinger led us on a guided presentation with a tasting of six different Taittinger Champagnes. This included the classic Taittinger Brut La Française, Prestige Rosé, Nocturne, Prélude Grands Crus and Comtes de Champagne Rosé. It was fascinating to learn a little about each champagne as well as it's particular nuances and tasting notes. The Comtes was my favorite and we learned that it is ideally paired with meats and desserts. Coincidentally it also happened to the most expensive of everything we tried. Another highlight was the filling of the champagne tower. This definitely added to the already festive mood. And the fun didn't end there as guests were all given our very own bottle of Taittinger to take home. I've talked about how I'm not much of a drinker before but I gained a new appreciation for champagne at this event and picked up some fabulous entertaining ideas as well.

Do you drink champagne? What's your favorite?

Champagne Taittinger, Taittinger Champagne
Champagne Taittinger, Taittinger Champagne
Champagne Taittinger, Taittinger Champagne
Chef Camille Beccera
Champagne Taittinger, Taittinger Champagne
Chef Camille Becerra
Chocolate Mousse
Champagne Taittinger, Taittinger Champagne

Photos 1, 6 & 18 courtesy Taittinger || All others: Through My Lens

41 comments

Anonymous said...

I loooove champagne! My favorite is probably Moet-Chandon.

Jackie Harrison said...

The drink and the food amazing

Lilli said...

Ahah, the last gif makes me so laugh! Well done on taking part to this event, tres chic indeed Rowena. I would have been curious to taste the different champagnes, usually I dont drink it too much as I suffer of neuralgia and is bad for it, sadly! The mousse seems so delish! Have a wonderful week! xo

Elle Sees said...

this thrills this champagne, not sparkling, lover. i want to see the champagne fountain in real life! one day!

Emmylou MW said...

I'm not much of an alcohol drinker, but give me champagne any day....:) I don't really have a fave coz I just pretty much drink them on special occasions, but I've never really had a bad one I think. This one would probably be super amazing for me:)

PS Love that last gif:)

Tash Collier said...

Looks so good! Love the photos!

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Paola Lauretano said...

Amazing event!
I love Taittinger champagne!!!
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Idu Emeziem said...

Oh the richness of these images! I love champagne. Sounds like a great brand.
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Ivana Split said...

I don't drink champagne. Ever since I was diagnosed with Chron, I haven't had a drop of alcohol. However, I believe there is nothing wrong with enjoying champagne. I even think that alcohol, when drank in moderation, can be very healthy. Both of the regions I live in (Dalmatia and Herzegovina) are celebrated for their wines (naturally they're always fighting who makes it the best). I always love to see people drink wine and champagne. I think that there is really such a thing as 'wine culture'. It takes a lot of love to produce great wine (and champagne) and I'm always happy to see families who keep up a family tradition of making wine, whether for their own needs or for sale. The father of my sister-in-law makes about 500 liters of high quality wine every year but he has never sold a single drop of it.

little luxury list said...

Aww you look like you had a lot of fun! I love a nice champagne and veer towards the non-sec ones! Champagne goes with so many types of food and I just had some throughout dinner on Saturday!

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Kelsey & Kenecha said...

This looks like fun I love the photos :)

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Writing Monique said...

Everything looks likes much fun! That glasses piramide; wow! wow!
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Beauty Unearthly said...

Lovely post. Have a great week! xx

Shireen L. Platt said...

I've drank a lot of alcohol throughout my 20s, no I wasn't a drunk but I worked as a bartender and a hostess (not the hanky-panky type! LOL!) when I was in college to support myself but I am a beer girl through and through. Never liked the taste of hard liquor and champagne, I do enjoy red wine every now and then but beer is my still my favourite.

I really like that this is still a family owned business, too many are owned by huge corporations these days so this was a refreshing read. The gif at the end is brilliant, Rowena! It makes me smile and looks like you girlies had tons of fun!

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FASHION TALES said...

This looks fun! I don't drink much, but I really do love champagne and red wine occasionally, and it doesn't have to be a formal event for us, sometimes at brunch we have a nice glass of rosé. How cute to see you in a GIF, really love that you sneaked in that one.
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Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

The gift and the end makes me smile. Great event honey <3
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Cheryl van den Berg said...

I love all this great food and drink! Nom, nom!

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Nicole Aguinaldo said...

Wow looks like such a fun event!! Great post! :)

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nancy @ adore to adorn said...

looks like a wonderful event. great photos! and I definitely drink champagne...but haven't in a while since I've had baby (and during pregnancy!). Can't wait to indulge again. =)
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Anonymous said...

Of course I love champagne! I live right next to the champagne region where all these bubblies come from :) In my family, we have it for special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries, as well as for no particular reasons, just to enjoy life.

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K / House of KTS said...

.Oh my goodness, this looks like an amazing event. I just love how they decorated the table sand the food. Girl we won't even discuss the food because I am currently hungry lol. Thanks for sharing this with us Rowena.

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Corinne said...

I want to go to a champers event! I love the purple bottle, love it when bottles are all fancied up like that or have jackets on them.

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Maggie Dallospedale said...

Oh wowww
so cool event Rowena.
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Alicia Mackin said...

Oh my this looks GOOD!! So wish I could have attended this, yum! And love your photos.

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Amely Rose said...

This is such a lovely post,
i adore your style so much!
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jeanine said...

I have no idea what makes a good champagne, and when I purchased it in the past I have mostly gotten the cheap stuff for mimosas. :) At one point I worked in a place where the liked to serve Veuve Cliquot {I'm sure I massacred that spelling} and that was nice but so strong!

I'm so glad you had a good time! The gif is really cute, and the space looks fun to visit!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

I don't drink champagne, but it looks like it was a beautiful event!

Jen Lavenders said...

I LOVE champagne and wine in general. This looks like a beautiful event! :)

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Shirley Tay said...

Stunning photography, babe! Love the collection of champagne bottles! xoxo

Stanislava E. said...

That must have been such a cool event! I love the pink theme and the finger food looks so yummy! You know what, I drink champagne only in the New Year Eve as I have never tried a really good champagne so far. I'd love to change my mind though. This summer I was drinking bubbly wine instead of beer and it was so damn delicious! Love the gif with you, Rowena! Have a nice day!

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This is so good! Hope you have a fantastic wednesday!

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Leslie said...

This looks like so much fun Rowena! I do enjoy sparkling wine .. Prosecco being my favorite. That champagne tower must have been so exciting to watch! xxL

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JOURNAL OF STYLE said...

Awww, such a cool GIF of you ladies, Rowena!! I actually don't drink alcohol but in case I have a pleasure with a great company I love to drink sweet vine or the Rosé ones. Wonderful snacks, they definitely uncage my heart. Yum! :)

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Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Usually I drink champagne in Christmas, this evento seems so fun!

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Valerie Price said...

This looks like it was such a fun event, and the food looks amazing!

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Sybil said...

good prosecco never disappoints! :D

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Diana Ashuayem said...

Such a nice event. Love the last photo of the two of you.
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Kim Alston said...

what a fabulous event Rowena! I bet you got a lot out of it :D i don't know a lot about champagnes' and I'm always having someone pick one for me. so good to know!
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Ursula Ball said...

What a great event with the champagne tower, cooking demos, chocolate mousse, and the photo both!!

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