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Champagne... I once received a card from a friend....

'There comes a time in every woman's life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne'

My most treasured champagne moment...? 

I was travelling alone. Madrid. A city unknown to me. I needed to get out. To be alone, to reconnect with myself. Wandering through the streets, I ran into Hotel Ritz. Way out of my league. Still, I walked in, smiling uncomfortably at the doorman. So much splendour, so lavish.... 

I took a deep breath and decided to sink into one of the large armchairs there. Actually, I wanted to make myself invisible, I didn't belong there. Too sjiek, not me. I looked at the menu. €25 for a glass of champagne. No way! And yes anyway. I decided to order it. And with the glass in my hand, I was proud. Proud of myself. Because in that moment I realised so well where I came from. As a 16-year-old girl on the streets with no money, no home, with school books under my arm from a school I never finished. There in that heavy period, I decided to always make the best of my life. And now.... Now I could pay for it - a €25 glass of champagne at the Ritz. It was a great feeling. Grateful for how my life is.

I don't need to go to the Ritz for that feeling anymore. It's deep inside; always making the best of life.

And of course I like to drink a lovely glass of those happy bubbles. Even when it's not a party. Just like that.

What feeling does champagne give you? 

We recently started a fine collaboration with Bobochic. Two super enthusiastic champagne ladies. They have selected some beautiful bottles for our castle. From now on, for sale here. To celebrate life, to be proud of yourself or just because you can and may. Cheers.

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Published 18-12-2022 / Copyright © Château de Clémency