Charles Heidsieck was one of the very first Champagne Houses to demonstrate its passion for Chardonnay by producing a Blanc de Blancs in its 1949 vintage. Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Blancs, relaunched in 2018, combining Charles Heidsieck’s area of expertise; Blending a large selection of wines from different years and the production of great white wines.
Charles Heidsieck Champagne is celebrating the art of outdoor dining and its exquisite Blanc de Blancs champagne with an exclusive luxury picnic hamper – a beautiful wicker basket including a bottle of Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Blancs, champagne cooler, champagne stopper, A ‘Where Chefs Picnic’ guidebook, pair of champagne flutes and a luxurious picnic blanket.
Each hamper includes a copy of ‘Where Chefs Picnic’, a guidebook Written with Charles Heidsieck by esteemed chefs and friends of the brand, including Theo Randall (InterContinental), Max Alary (Blanchette), Dean Banks (HAAR), Paul Askew (The Art School). This unique collection of personal insights, scribed by leading culinary influencers, gives readers a sneak peek into how the best chefs picnic ‘off-duty’ – uncovering their picnic essential, favourite beauty spots and their dream pairing with Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Blancs. The quintessential accompaniment to any fine picnic – the luxury hamper was sparked by Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Blancs – a beautifully crafted gastronomic champagne, perfect for summer outdoor dining.
Charles Heidsieck champagnes have a rich history of being served at various infamous events; it was the chosen Champagne of the European royalty in the late 1800s; a photograph from Robert Falcon Scott’s fated expedition to Antarctica shows the party drinking Charles Heidsieck at their Christmas dinner; in 1977 the house produced a special vintage for the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II and in 1981 a ‘Royal Wedding Cuvée’ was served to celebrate the marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.