The Longines Masters is a prestigious international equestrian competition that showcases the Grand Slam of Show Jumping.
The series of competitions started its journey in Los Angeles just a few weeks back and will then head to Paris in December, and is capped off in Hong Kong in February. Guess who attended this year’s fancy pants horse jumping competition while having brunch court side with world renown bubbly, Champagne Barons de Rothschild?!
Me, you guys, meeeeee!
Alongside a few spirited ladies…and plenty of other equestrian and champers fans, of course!
Frédéric Mairesse, Managing Director of Champagne Barons de Rothschild, was even on hand to be his charming French self and pour little ol’ me a flute full of bubbles!
Originally produced exclusively for private consumption for the Rothschild family, (the family along with their high level clients and friends consume 150 bottles a day!) but after they realized their high quality, small volume champagne produced in one of the best regions was a hit, the Barons De Rothschild Champagne House was created in 2005.
As we watched some of the best Show Jumping horses and riders in the world, we sipped on their Brut champagne – a perfect complement to the custom-designed menu by 2 Michelin star Belgian Chef Yves Mattagne. Bubbles light as air with a nice level of toast and white fruit, Champagne Barons de Rothschild pairs really well with food but can be drunk very easily on its own. The blend of 3-4 year old Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs gives it a lovely pale, golden color and the low dosage and a good amount of aging in traditional cellars, guarantees a complexity but balance on the palate.
Cheers to fancy Sundays and any excuse to celebrate with a glass of high quality champers! To learn more about the Longines Masters go here. And for more info on Champagne Barons de Rothschild, check out there site.