The Sharing Set, by the House of Krug
The House of Krug created The Sharing set; a new gift set designed to enhance and perfect the experience of tasting and sharing Krug champagne. The elegant set invites Krug lovers to share a glass of Krug Grande Cuvée through two specially designed Riedel glasses, called The Joseph after the visionary founder, Joseph Krug.
A master craftsman as much as a creator of wines, Krug has an artist’s vision of excellence. For the creation of The Joseph, a “generous” glass conceived to unveil unique sensations, Krug has chosen another exclusive team of master craftsmen, the House of Riedel.
The Joseph glass required a multiplicity of tests to perfect its design. The same attention to detail that is so dear to the House of Krug led Riedel to bring all their technical skills to find a solution. For the first test, 15 glasses were presented for a tasting at Krug. Two were selected. These two in turn gave rise to 13 new prototypes, each offering its own specific emotion, so rich is the generosity of Krug Grande Cuvée. At the second tasting session, Olivier Krug, Eric Lebel – Chef de Caves – and the winemaking teams selected The Joseph, the new Riedel creation designed to bring out the very best in Krug Grande Cuvée.
The pronounced curves of this glass represent a dazzling demonstration of technical virtuosity. Made from a single piece, the glass is drawn out to form the foot, specially elongated to provide an elegant hand-hold. It magnifies the incredible bouquet of Krug Champagne, amplifies the facets of its scent and taste, expressing its aromas in all their subtlety. Its ample shape, enables the bubbles to reach their optimal expression and allows the Champagne to reach the ideal temperature for serving Krug: 9° Centigrade.
Nevertheless, those who prefer to use The Joseph will be evoking the visionary spirit of Joseph Krug, in which excellence and attention to detail open up horizons hitherto unknown. It means adopting the distinctive attitude that goes beyond simple pleasure, just as Krug Grande Cuvée goes beyond the notion of vintage. It means declaring one’s own spirit of freedom by opting for elegance of gesture and exalted sensations.
As Olivier Krug says: “There is only one way of living the Krug experience: by confronting Krug’s personality with your own. In your glass, the liquid gold unleashes graceful streams of bubbles that entice you, while its generous, extravagant bouquet challenges you to take the first sip.”