For the first time in its 165-year history Champagne Charles Heidsieck is releasing a jeroboam of its much-celebrated flagship wine, the Brut Réserve NV. This gargantuan format, containing the equivalent of four standard bottles, epitomizes the maverick spirit of the house’s founder, better known as ‘Champagne Charlie’ thanks to his exploits travelling the world in the mid-1800s.
bookpages-creditfredericalzerTo celebrate this release a limited number of special edition jeroboams have been produced, adorned with a replica of a label designed by Charles Heidsieck himself in the 1860s. Charles’ ‘Cosmopolite’ label embodies the cosmopolitan spirit of both the Champagne House and the man himself, who was a prolific traveller, crossing the Atlantic a number of times to visit the United States and Canada, as well as regular escapades around Europe, Russia and Scandinavia, selling his famous wines.jeroboam-creditfredericazler-1The new special edition Cosmopolite label is available in two guises. Only a limited bottling of 125 jeroboams will be released worldwide, cased in a traditional wooden case and decorated with the limited edition design. These jeroboams are an essential for any champagne enthusiast wanting a piece of Champagne’s history.

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[The Jeroboam Cosmopolite – 300cl. Size: 53cm x 18cm. Limited addition with only 125 available globally – 22 in the UK) and the luxury limited edition JEROBOAM COSMOPOLITE nestled in the book currently only has 25 available globally – 2 in the UK]

Meanwhile, a further 25 jeroboams will be available as ultra-luxury editions. These rare creations eccentrically house the jeroboam inside a giant leather-bound tome which retraces Charles’ incredible story – encompassing his adventures in America, where he was wrongly arrested as a spy during the civil war, bringing the house to near ruin, and his eventual redemption and subsequent success in the royal courts of Europe. This very special edition is a truly unique creation, combining wit, expertise and craftwork akin to the globally-acclaimed wine which it contains, and which bring Charles Heidsieck its modern day fame.

Available at Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER