The art of pairings with QT and Perrier-Jouet

by | Nov 3, 2022 | News

As if you needed an excuse, last Friday was World Champagne Day. Finally, a day that deserves a full 365th of your annual attention.

I celebrated with a bottle of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut at Wellington’s QT Hotel (formerly the Museum Hotel). They’re well matched. PJ is noted for its floral flavours and branding – as well as its partnerships with artists and musicians. The QT’s walls are covered in bold paintings, has 25 Gallery Rooms, each with art created by a New Zealand artist and it plays host to weekly artsy collaborations.

Me, I’m more a sciency sort. I like my champagne flinty and fine. And the main reason for my visit was to meet my daughter and toast her recent success in stage-one chemistry. She’s a girl after my own heart.

But surrounded by the colourful art and the end-of-week bonhomie we found PJ the perfect way to acknowledge the momentous day and tip our glasses towards all those medieval chemists who deduced the method of champenoise – and gave us this magnificent drink.

Well done Wilhelmina and thanks QT. Here’s to happy pairings of art and science.

Picture: that’s not Vincent and Wilhelmina but you get the idea.

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Vincent Heeringa

Hi, I'm Vincent! I'm a co-founder of The Feed, a writer, marketer and PR expert specialising in food, tech and sustainability. In a previous life I was publisher of Idealog, Stoppress, NZ Marketing and Good magazines and helped establish the Science Media Centre. I'm also the host of a podcast ‘This Climate Business’. When I'm not burning the midnight oil, I'm hitting the town or planting trees with my wife Sarah. Ping me to talk about all things food. @vheeringa

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