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Art on the Outside, Art on the Inside | Lot 152

Wine is an art form, but it’s fleeting. The best part about this lot is that once the Champagne has been experienced, you’re left with a beautiful piece of artwork on the bottle!

Lot Details

Taittinger is an artist when it comes to crafting phenomenal Champagne. Long a patron of the arts, with a passionate interest in the modern schools of painting and sculpture, Claude Taittinger perceived a natural alliance between the creation of the artist and the art of the great winemaker. Thus, in 1983, Champagne Taittinger introduced the first of its revolutionary Collection Series, uniting art and Champagne in the design of a special bottle with a laser-sealed sheath that visually expresses the artist’s concept of the magic of Champagne. Featuring the work of artists such as the French surrealist André Masson, French-Hungarian grandfather and leader of the Op Art movement Victor Varsely, American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, and 20th-century Japanese avant-garde Japanese painter Toshimitsu Imaï, just to name a few.

The Taittinger Collection Series bottles are released only in great vintages, from a selection of the year’s finest cuvées. The wines are made from Chardonnay mainly from the Grands Crus of the Côte des Blancs, and Pinot Noir from Montagne de Reims and Vallée de la Marne vineyards. These editions, produced in limited quantities, are no longer available directly through Taittinger and are very hard to come by. Lucky for you, winner of this lot, we’ve got nine different vintages of the famed Taittinger Artist Collection, including the first-ever 1978 vintage (released in 1983).

This wine lot includes 9 bottles of Taittinger Artist Series Champagne.

Donated by Susan & Bill Joy