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Moët & Chandon Ice

With the end of the year drawing closer, there are lots of celebrations happening and let’s be honest,  no celebration is complete without champagne.

Moët & Chandon is the champagne of success and glamour since 1743 and has shared the magic of champagne with the world for nearly 270 years. 

When I received the invitation to be one of the very first to try Moët & Chandon Ice Imperial, I was completely intrigued. We were to wear a touch of white (to compliment the beautiful, chic bottle) and head over to The Bay Hotel in Camps Bay for the launch. My beautiful friend, Josie and I arrived at the hotel and couldn’t stop looking at the picturesque venue and view on such a superb Summers day.

Moët Ice is the first champagne to be enjoyed over ice. I watched the bubbles pour over 3 ice cubes in a large cabernet-style glass and as I drew the glass closer, I could smell tropical fruits like pineapple and mango… beautiful.

We all raised our glasses in a toast and enjoyed the first sips of Moët Ice.

I wasn’t sure what to expect but it impressed me so much. Such a delicate, perfect balance of fruity flavours without being too fruity, too sweet or too dry. It’s so crisp and fresh that the bubbly coldness is pure perfection on a hot day and the ice actually enhances the flavours. It’s dangerously drinkable.

Ice Vase for the white roses

You can also personalise your champagne even more by adding fruity freshness to it. There was fresh orange rind, strawberries, mint, blueberries, raspberries and lime on hand, but I could imagine you could also add grapefruit and even slices of cucumber to the champagne too.

Josie added orange rind and raspberries to hers and I added fresh mint and strawberries. Both were delicious and tasted like completely different champagnes from the different fruits and ice cubes enhancing the flavour. It’s simply delicious all on it’s own, but it’s also exciting to try it in all the various ways.

These gorgeous girls ensured our glasses were always half full and that we always had fresh ice cubes.

When I saw the Moët sign by the infinity pool, I really wanted a photograph by it, but the wind wasn’t having it…

So I moved to a more sheltered spot…

My white top is from River Island, denim mini skirt from Forever 21, wedges from Eros and Stella McCartney sunglasses from Sunglass Hut.

Leigh, Josie and I spent the rest of the afternoon chatting about boys, love, life, 2014 and what we think 2015 will hold. It’s all very exciting.

Leigh, Bailey and Josie

It’s never good to drink on an empty stomach and soon delicious food was being whisked out. Everyone went crazy over the oysters (read Josie and Leigh who nearly tackled the poor Oyster guy if he dared move away… The man had good sense in leaving them right at the table.)

Oysters and champagne. Not a bad Thursday afternoon.

Champagne macaroons (Josie’s favourite), which I skipped (major will power needed here) were apparently so more-ish.

I was the person picking off the fresh fish from the bread croutons (sorry, not sorry.)

A HUGE thank you to Lucy and the team from Moët for having me; it was such a stunning afternoon and I loved it!

The Moët & Chandon Imperial Ice is available from R649.99… Cheers!

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