Let’s get one thing straight: unless you’re a die-hard Moët & Chandon fan, you’re probably pronouncing it wrong.
Contrary to the many rappers, actors and other celebrities who dreamily drawl out “Mo-way” when ordering a glass of the finest, the actual correct pronunciation is “Mo-wet”. Because, despite being produced in the Champagne region of France, the Moët family actually originates from The Netherlands. So, next time you’re getting ready to celebrate, it’s something to keep in mind as you pull out the ice bucket.
Along with making the world second guess its pronunciation, Moët & Chandon is also a Champagne brand that makes people question how to even serve the drink. Sure, you’ll want to mostly serve Moët & Chandon with nothing more than a pristine glass and a demure smile — unless you’re serving up the brand’s Ice Impérial, which was, somewhat controversially, designed to be poured over ice.
Controversial, but nonetheless a delicious way to experience a new dimension of Moët & Chandon’s rich, fruity flavors and delicate bubbles. One of the biggest names in the luxury Champagne sphere, a bottle of Moët & Chandon is popped every second somewhere in the world. Which means you’re never too far from a refreshing sip, whatever the occasion.
Moët & Chandon price and bottle sizes
|Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut
|Moët & Chandon Nectar Impérial
|Moët & Chandon Impérial Rosé
|Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial
|Moët & Chandon Nectar Impérial Rosé
|Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage
|Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Rosé
|Moët & Chandon MCIII
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A Champagne fit for a queen
As well as being a firm favorite across Instagram and a brand widely recognized for having been held in some of the world’s most famous hands, Moët & Chandon is also the top choice when it comes to Champagne in the eyes of Queen Victoria II. Moët & Chandon even holds a Royal Warrant to supply Britain’s most prestigious family with Champagne and it was also the Champagne of choice at Charles and Diana’s 1981 wedding.
When you’ve got fans like royalty sipping the brand, it comes as no surprise to hear about the care and attention that goes into each bottle. Moët & Chandon is made up of a mix of three different grapes —Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay – sourced from vineyards in the five main areas of Champagne.
All of these vineyards are classed as Grand Cru, which puts them in the highest category when it comes to flavor, quality and freshness. Some of this attention to details stems from the fact that Moët claims the title of the first ever Champagne house, founded in 1743. Using some of the most refined technology in the world, and combined with premium quality grapes means that it’s virtually impossible to find a bad bottle of Moët & Chandon.
And it’s safe to say that the brand’s influence and impact spans far more than just the vineyards. Champagne fans can take the experience one step further with a visit to the Moët & Chandon underground wine cellars which are, unsurprisingly, also the largest in the Champagne region.
Producing such a high volume of Champagne means plenty of space is needed to store it somewhere. And at the underground cellars, there’s a huge 28km (17 miles) of tunnels to explore, filled to the brim with bottles.
How to drink Moët & Chandon
Although it might be traditional to serve Champagne in coupe glasses, the wide brim can actually cause the liquid to go flat very quickly as it loses its bubbles. Instead, serve your Moët & Chandon in a tulip glass. The wider flute keeps the Champagne in prime condition for longer, which means a better drinking experience.
Along with the proper glassware, it’s important to serve your Moët & Chandon at the right temperature. This Champagne should always be served at a recommended temperature 8˚-9˚C/46˚-48˚F. Before opening a bottle, allow it to chill for at least 15 minutes and then, once opened, keep it the right temperature by storing in an ice bucket filled with one-third water and plenty of ice.
When drinking Moët & Chandon, hold your glass by its stem and not the bowl to stop the liquid from warming up. And, while you’re pouring, fill the glass between one third to two thirds full. This is thought to be the perfect amount to enjoy before it’s had a chance to warm up too much — as well as lowering the chances of any spillages.
The best cocktails to make with Moët & Chandon
Along with being delicious served by itself, Moët & Chandon is a brilliant Champagne to use as a base for luxury cocktails. When choosing which cocktail to make next, pair your Moët & Chandon with gentle ingredients that complement the fizz’s flavors without being overbearing.
- Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut Champagne
- 1 sugar cube
- 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
- Lemon twist
Cocktail recipes: Elevate your glass of Champagne by turning a simple pour into a delicious Champagne Cocktail. Adding a touch of sweetness to an already popular choice, a Champagne Cocktail is effortless to create and a firm favorite for celebrations. Make it by placing a sugar cube into a chilled champagne flute, adding two or three dashes of bitters before filling the glass with Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut Champagne. Finally, garnish with a lemon twist on top.
- Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut Champagne
- 60ml London dry gin
- 1 tsp superfine sugar
- 15ml lemon juice
Cocktail recipes: You’ll want to sip on a French 75 slowly, thanks to its potent combination of gin and Champagne. Sweet, fruity and with a touch of zest, make one by combining gin, lemon juice and sugar in a cocktail shaker. Mix well before straining into a glass half-filled with ice and top with Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut Champagne.
- 120ml Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut Champagne
- 60ml orange juice
- 1 tsp Grand Marnier
Cocktail recipes: Start the day with a boozy kick with a fruity Mimosa in hand. This brunch staple goes down a treat and is even better with the addition of Grand Marnier. Make one by filling a Champagne flute 1/3 of the way with orange juice before topping up with 120ml Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut Champagne and adding a dash of Grand Marnier.
Frequently asked questions about Moët & Chandon
A 750ml bottle of Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut Champagne costs around $53 and is widely available when purchased via ReserveBar.
Moët & Chandon prices vary depending on the bottle. The cheapest bottles of Moët & Chandon start at around $50 per 750ml bottle. At the other end of the scale, the most expensive bottles are around $499, like Moët & Chandon MCIII.
Moët & Chandon is actually a very reasonably priced Champagne brand, with the cheapest bottles starting at around $50. Of course, it’s possible to find cheaper Champagne but Moët & Chandon is a great brand if you’re looking for delicious, premium quality Champagne without the huge price tag.
Yes, Moët & Chandon is a household name in the world of Champagne and is known for being a delicious choice no matter the occasion. If you’re unsure where to start in the world of Champagne, Moët & Chandon is always a safe choice for a successful glass that’s widely appreciated.