Drink: Krug Clos Encounters – The best things come to those that wait
In the world of luxury absolutes are rare. What is the unquestionably the most luxurious hotel in the world? Which is irrefutably the most luxurious car? Which Savile Row tailor is without shadow of doubt the most luxurious? In Champagne there is no such ambiguity: Krug is unquestionably, irrefutably and without a shadow of doubt the most luxurious. Krug don’t produce Champagne – they produce Krug!
Unusually amongst the great houses, Krug (founded in 1843 by Johann-Joseph Krug) still has the original family at the heart of the business, though it was acquired by LVMH in 1999. I was met at their Reims head office by sixth generation Olivier Krug. As I took in the rather drab surroundings of his office he seemed to read my mind “At Krug we invest our profits in the wine” he said smiling as he poured me a welcome glass. [Read On]