This makes the fourth summer that Chandon has been offering its sparkling wine in American Summer Limited Edition bottles, and we’re once again tickled by this colorful addition to summer entertaining.
And this year’s nautical-chic design wraps around something quite new, as well, with Chandon deciding to “think pink.”
The 2015 Chandon American Summer Limited Edition Brut is joined by a Rosé version featuring the same crisp, classic stripes in a vibrant pink.
The 750ml bottles are selling for $22 to $24 at Chandon.com and select retailers, with a Brut mini (187ml) sold for $8.
Need an idea of how to serve it up at your July 4 shindig? Chandon has provided a few recipes, including one that’s a play on the traditional shandy:
2 oz. lemonade
1 tsp. ginger beer tonic
2 oz. Chandon Brut Classic
Candied ginger and a lime wheel
Pour the lemonade into a rocks glass. Add the ginger beer tonic and stir. Add the Brut and ice. Arrange candied ginger and a lime wheel on a toothpick and place over the rim of the glass. Serve.
Additionally, Chandon is partnering with the Blippar app this year. Consumers can use their mobile device to scan the bottle and unlock an interactive augmented reality world of American Summer, including a “Summer Selfie” experience.
The American Summer Limited Edition bottles will be available through Labor Day.
For more, visit Chandon.com.
– Mary Shustack