During our 2010 bottling, I encouraged Thierry to start producing in 3 liter bottles, called "Jéroboam", the equivalent of four normal sized bottles. We'd never ventured into larger formats, because for one thing, absolutely all the work has to be done manually, from bottling to labeling, not to mention the turning ("remuage"), disgorging and corking also all done by hand. Even finding a printer to print up a small quantity in the right format with a decent quality paper is difficult. But we're happy to announce that the first bottles are now available ! However, I was chewed out by a (very) irate customer who was not happy about the price, which he pointed out is 50% more than the price of one bottle multiplied by 4. I explained about all the manual work involved, adding that the bottle alone is 20 times the price of a 75cl bottle, and the individual wooden gift box is more expensive too. Ofcourse if you have a dozen guests, four bottles of champagne will go around fine, but if you are celebrating a once in a lifetime event, a Jéroboam can be just the thing you need to really memorialize the special moment !
Below is a family photo : starting from right to left: Half bottle (0,375l) Bottle (0,75l) Magnum (1,50 l) and Jéroboam :
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