The best things in life begin with “C”
Icon Magazine, March 2005

- so I was told when I first moved to Singapore… Whilst I appreciate the convenience of the country club of which we became members, I am not certain that membership ranks among my top five aspirations in life. Reflecting on the things that bring me pleasure, however, I came to the conclusion that the best things in life do indeed begin with “c” - champagne, chocolate, caviar, Cartier, cunning linguists! … and not necessarily in that order! To appreciate the best of the best though requires time and dedication - weeks, months, years of passionate research, sleepless nights, exhausting days, depleting funds…

It is with great commitment and gravity that I have dedicated such resources to the pursuit of knowledge in these areas and now that I have the knowledge, it would be a shame not to share it so we can all delight in the finest of what is on offer.

We all know what to look for when buying our diamonds – carat, cut, colour and clarity. It follows therefore that if you are looking for the best possible rock to adorn your body, you should certainly look for the best possible champagne to fill it. Asking for “a glass of champagne” is like going to a restaurant and asking for a plate of food. You simply wouldn’t do it and there is a vast difference between a glass of Mumm and a glass of Dom Perignon 1990. It is not for nothing that the latter is priced at 8 times the former. We are talking about the difference between a beef burger and beer-fed, daily-massaged Kobe beef! If, like me, and I presume you must be a little bit like me if you are reading this, your palette can distinguish between the two then I am going to let you in on a secret: Champagne Jacquesson…

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