The Moët & Chandon winemaker was in South Africa looking for ‘inspiration’ to take back home.

When you hear the words, ‘Moët & Chandon’, a myriad of qualities come to mind: exceptional perhaps, a luxury maybe, classic definitely, trendy well… Before meeting with winemaker for Moët & Chandon Champagne, Marc Brévot, I had little idea of the true nature and history of this 250-year-old bubbly, besides it being rather iconic. I was surprised that words like ‘fresh’ and ‘cutting edge’ would feature upon our meeting at The One&Only in Cape Town. Marc was in South Africa to gather information as well as inspiration to take back home with him, as for Moët & Chandon staying connected with what the consumer wants out of a glass of their bubbles, is just as important as the consistency of this age-old Champagne. – from