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Darren’s second moet reply

Scroll down to read Darren’s second reply (of three) to Moet and Chandon – complete with a stunning photo of the cork he sent them!

Here’s the whole epic saga in full – starting with the letter sent to 14 champagne companies. Click on any image to enlarge.

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bonjour again

hey you guys

And now Darren’s second reply.

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Darren’s first Moet reply

A great friend of the site, Oli Hudson, once told us that if a champagne company sends you 2 letters in a row then the ONLY thing you can do is send them 3 in a row back. It seems to apply perfectly to this situation.

To read the earlier letters in this epic saga, follow the links below.

1. Darren’s first letter

2. Moet’s reply

3. Moet’s follow up letter

And now Darren’s first reply. Click on image to enlarge.

hey you guys

Part 2 coming soon.

a reply! (x2)

A while back our main man Darren Reynolds sent a letter to Bollinger (which you can read by clicking here) to see if a posh champagne company could be bothered to reply to a common man.

Well, they couldn’t be bothered. But luckily Darren adopted a carpet bombing approach and sent the same letter to fifteen other champagne companies. And now…. he’s only gone and got TWO (count them) replies.

The best is this one from Mr Moet and Mrs Chandon. Click on image to enlarge.

bonjour again

Cattier were also kind enough to reply and enclosed a lovely technical drawing of a bottle (click here) so if you’ve always want to build your own bottle now you’ve got the design – get on with it.  WARNING – Basic French required.

If you are going to splash out on champagne we now recommend Moet & Chandon or Cattier – but really Cava is a lot cheaper and tastes almost exactly the same (as far as we know).