Veuve Clicquot launches new Rich Champagne

Veuve Clicquot Rich

Who? Veuve Clicquot

What? Veuve Clicquot has recently launched Rich, a new Champagne designed for mixology. The rich refers to the historically sweeter wines from the Champagne region. As well as a higher dosage for added sweetness, the Champagne also benefits from a tailored blend of grapes. The recommended mixers include grapefruit, pineapple, cucumber, celery, peppers and tea but experimentation is welcome.

When? Available now

Where? Exclusively at Selfridges and select bars

How? For more information, see rich.veuve-clicquot.com

Discover the Amsterdam Flower Trail

Pulitzer Hotel Amsterdam Boat

Who? Hotel Pulitzer, Amsterdam

What? Hotel Pulitzer in Amsterdam is celebrating the season’s blooms with the launch of its new Amsterdam Flower Trail package. The new package includes two night’s accommodation, a tulip welcome gift, floral turn down service, Lillet Rosé cocktails and tickets to the Amsterdam Tulip Museum. Guests will also have the option to booking an early morning guided tour of the Flora Holland Flower Auction. Priced at €250.

When? Available now until 31st August

Where? Prinsengracht 315-331 – Amsterdam, 1016 GZ, The Netherlands

How? For more information, see www.pulitzeramsterdam.com

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Fall in love with English sparkling wine at Rathfinny

Rathfinny

Who? Rathfinny

What? To highlight the potential of English sparkling wine, Sussex wine estate Rathfinny has teamed up with the London Conchord Ensemble to create a three-day music festival featuring food and wine. Weekend and separate event tickets are available to Conchord At Rathfinny includes a black tie wine-tasting dinner, Piano Four-hands Tea Recital, Gala Evening with Dame Felicity Lott & Alexandra Spencer-Jones, Baroque Concerto Coffee Concert and the Final Festival Concert. Prices start from £15.

When? 12th to 14th June

Where? Rathfinny Estate, Alfriston, East Sussex BN26 5TU

How? For more information, see www.rathfinnyestate.com

New release: Galleries, Palaces & Tea by David Backhouse

CURLL PRESS - Galleries, Palaces & Tea

Who? David Backhouse

What? David Backhouse has recently published the second edition of his “Galleries, Palaces & Tea” independently under Curll Press. Working as part travel guide and part encyclopedia, the illustrated guide to London is a handy but hefty book for history lovers and purveyors of obscure facts. Priced at £9.99.

When? Available now

Where? Available online and in store

How? Buy now from Amazon

Bespoke photography experiences return to Belmond Hotels

Belmond La Residencia

Belmond La Residencia, Photo c/o Belmond

Who? Belmond Hotels

What? Belmond’s bespoke photography experiences returns to its properties in Italy and Mallorca as the hotels reopen for the 2015 season. This year the experiences include evening photo tour of Venice at Belmond Hotel Cipriani, underwater photography at Belmond Hotel Splendido, Florence from the sky at Belmond Villa San Michele, Naples by vintage Vespa at Belmond Hotel Caruso, ‘Cook and Camera’ at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo and Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea and bird watching at Belmond La Residencia. Prices vary.

When? Available now

Where? Available at various Belmond Hotels.

How? For more information and to book, visit www.belmond.com

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