• Moët & Chandon, But Impérial, 150 years of celebration!

    Moët & Chandon, But Impérial, 150 years of celebration!

    When you visit the wine cellars of Moët
    & Chandon in Épernay, 10 to 30
    metres below ground a shiver runs through us.
    Not only because of the cold, but also
    because of the rich history of this great
    champagne house created almost three
    centuries ago in 1743. When you roam around
    those vast limestone cellars that stretch out
    over 28 kilometres, you begin to think that
    one of the mazes might lead you to Napoleon
    Bonaparte sabering champagne with his friend
    Jean-Rémy Moët after having
    granted him the Legion of Honour. The emperor
    liked champagne, but he also liked the
    boldness and business acumen of the
    founder’s grandson, Claude Moët.
    Napoleon would often visit the estate after
    his campaigns, and the champagne Moët
    & Chandon Brut Impérial was
    created in his honour back in 1869. What can
    explain 150 years of such tremendous success?
    It’s all about the perfect balance
    between three grape varieties: Pinot
    Noir, Pinot Meunier, and local Chardonnay,
    along with a ble

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  • Bar George, a Montreal institution

    Bar George, a Montreal institution

    At Montreal’s illustrious Bar George,
    historic charm meets contemporary cuisine and
    delectable cocktails. The bar is found inside
    of the now modernly renovated, luxurious
    Mount Stephen Hotel, which was once a grand
    heritage home belonging to Sir George
    Stephen. Upon walking in, one can’t
    help but notice the building’s
    beautiful grandeur. Indeed, many of the
    mansion’s classic original features
    have been revitalized, like its 300-year-old
    stained glass windows, 15-foot Ceylon
    satinwood paneled walls, and 22 carat gold
    fixtures. That being said, Bar George, set as
    it is in a classically historic space,
    nonetheless embraces the eccentric and the
    modern and has its own undeniable character.
    Bar George embraces the new and the fun,
    masterfully pairing tradition with
    innovation. Bar George’s chefs offer
    their contemporary takes on U.K classics such
    as a full English breakfast and beef
    wellington, yet dishes are thoughtfully
    crafted with little Québécois

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