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Krug Grande Cuvée 169ème Édition with Krug Encounters Music Pairing Experience & Tasting Kit

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Krug Encounters 

The House of Krug presents Krug Encounters 2021, a fresh and exciting online immersive Music experience to connect Krug Lovers around the world. Krug Encounters will echo the non-conformist philosophy of the founder of the House, Joseph Krug.

Together with British Vocal Ensemble VOCES8 and Belgian Music pioneer, Ozark Henry, the House of Krug is taking its Music Pairings to the next level with multisensory digital experiences through which it will present the latest Édition of Krug Grande Cuvée. 

Using standard headphones, binaural audio technology envelops guests in a groundbreaking audio space echoing Krug’s unique craftsmanship. Unique voices mirror the individualities – characterful wines selected from specific plots and years – that compose this Champagne and convey the effects of climate conditions on these wines. The voices interact with each other and the musical scores to ultimately express the complete vocal symphony. In this way, guests will relive the story of Krug Grande Cuvée 169ème Édition in a completely new and memorable way that showcases the unique craftsmanship of Cellar Master Julie Cavil.

 Krug X Music

The House of Krug has long sensed a link between sound and taste perception. Music and sound have the power to reveal a myriad of new dimensions through the sensorial experience that comes with every sip of Krug Champagne.
It is in this spirit and with this understanding that the House of Krug has developed a unique endeavor: Krug Music Pairings. Each year the House invites selected musicians, in whose standards of excellence it feels a kinship, to an extended tasting of its Champagnes. Inspired by what they taste, these artists select or create a special playlist custom-tailored to reflect what they felt and how they connected to the experience of Krug Champagnes. By associating Music with its Champagnes, the House continues its quest to enhance the tasting of Krug Champagnes while discovering new experiences.

Krug Grande Cuvée 169ème Édition

Krug Grande Cuvée is born from the dream of one man, Joseph Krug, to offer the very best Champagne every year, regardless of annual variations in climate. Each Edition is a unique blend of many vintages, imparting a fullness of flavors and aromas, incredible generosity, and absolute elegance - something impossible to express with the wines of just a single year. 

Krug Grande Cuvée 169ème Édition is composed around the harvest of 2013. It is an elegant blend of 146 wines from 11 different years, the youngest from 2013, while the oldest dates back to 2000. Its many layers of aromas and flavors make it a perfect pairing with food. Enjoy it as an aperitif, with Jabugo ham, mature comte cheese, or oysters. It can be also served with dinner, to accompany grilled shrimps, Indian or Moroccan food. With a dessert, it can be savored with carrot cake, Tarte Tatin, and cheesecake.

Krug Encounters Champagne Box

Krug Grande Cuvée 169ème Édition was composed around the harvest of 2013, a year that beautifully expressed the unique characters of some of the House’s iconic plots. The Krug Champagne box includes a bottle of Krug Grande Cuvée 169ème Édition and two signature Krug Le Joseph glasses for you and a plus one to experience the most generous expression of champagne.

To create this Édition, the Cellar Master looked to accentuate the year’s fullness and beautiful aromatic elegance with different plots’ wines from almost every year of the first decade of the millennium. In all, reserve wines from the House’s extensive library made up 40% of the final blend, bringing the breadth and roundness so essential to each Édition of Krug Grande Cuvée.

Krug X Blackberry Farm Food Box

Carefully curated by Chef Cassidee Dabney, this box features a selection of non-perishable items chosen from Blackberry Farm's collection to complement the various notes and subtle aromas of Krug Grande Cuvée 169ème Édition.

Each box is built for two and contains Blackberry Farms Smoked Onion Jam, Cornmeal Lavosh Crackers, Pickled Baby Carrots, Buttermilk Dressing, and Southern Season Cheese Straws. Cutlery is included. 

Includes: one bottle of Krug Grande Cuvée 169ème Edition, 2 Krug Champagne glasses, 1 food box in partnership with Krug & Blackberry Farm, and an exclusive link to Krug Encounters immersive music pairing experience.

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