Harrod's Dom Perignon Oenothèque Bar
The trend of Champagne bars seems to be booming lately, Europe's longest Champagne bar opened last November and the Liberty Hotel in Boston just got their own Veuve Clicqot Champagne bar. Harrod's, the posh department store in London already has a Champagne and Oyster bar but they are now opening the Dom Perignon Oenotheque bar on February 11. The bar will will offer two vintages by the glass: the 1995 at 65 pounds (around $127) and the 1975 at 250 pounds (around $490) per glass. The Dom Perignon Oenothèque is aged in cellars before the wine is disgorged so that the yeast can mature further. Champagne that is disgorged 15 years after release will taste different from the same wine disgorged five years earlier. The bar is only open for a limited time. Model Claudia Schiffer, who stars in a video by the designer Karl Lagerfeld for Dom Perignon Oenotheque, is scheduled to visit on February 26 and the bar will close on March 3.