Color fact: Stylists refer to ‘Champagne’ as a pale, straw-colored hue because of the light blonde color of today’s brut. But in fact, the original color of ‘vin mousseux’ or sparkling wine was brownish pink from the brandy and sugar syrup added to the wine. Salut! Veuve Clicquot is my favorite for celebrating with friends and for quiet nights with my husband.
Another Color Fact: Veuve Cliquot’s famous orange, or is it yellow (a controversial back and forth) label is legendary. The Maison Veuve Cliquot has attempted to trademark its signature label color and has sued an Italian Sparkling Wine maker for using a similar label color. It is rumored that the color of VC’s label was meant to be the same color as an egg yolk!