Sunday, August 1, 2010

Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne & Giveaway



Roederer L'Ermitage

The Heart of the Vine


The Beginning




Roederer Cristal Rose 2002



Louis Roederer Crystal Champagne

The jewel of Louis Roederer House is Cristal, created in 1876 for Tsar Alexander II. This is champagne at its finest, as inspired today as it has always been, the embodiment of elegance and purity. Cristal is made according to the strictest criteria, based on a drastic process of selection applying to the vintage, the cru, the village, the grapes, and, finally, the wines. Only Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes from the House’s ten most celebrated crus are used in the production of this legendary cuvee




A story about my family



My maiden name is Roederer and this is part of my heritage, distant cousins started this House of Fine Champagne in France

The Houses of Louis Roederer

A passion for great wines and a desire to compensate for the limits that the "château policy" naturally imposes on the development of Louis Roederer Champagne have, over the years, driven Jean Claude and then Frédéric Rouzaud to acquire an exclusive group of properties around the Champagne House in Reims which, although managed truly independently, share the same philosophy of excellence, and today make up the "Louis Roederer Group". It comprises Roederer Estate and Scharffenberger, both in California, Champagne Deutz and Maison Delas in the Rhone Valley, Ramos Pinto and its vineyards in Douro, Portugal, Les Domaines Ott* in Provence, and Château de Pez and Château Haut Beauséjour in Bordeaux (Saint Estéphe), which were joined at the end of 2006 by Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande (Pauillac) and Château Bernadotte (Haut Médoc). Louis Roederer also has an equal share with the Duclot Group in the Maison Descaves in Bordeaux.

Images Courtesy of Louis Roederer Champagne and Roederer Anderson Valley



1) To enter giveaway please become a follower on this site


2)Make a comment after visiting the link to Roederer Estate or to Louie Roederer Champagne


3) Two!! Winners of a bottle of Anderson Valley Brut from Royal Liquor will be chosen at Midnight August 15th and announced the following day Must be over 18 to win.

Thank you to my followers for all of the encouragement and support and to my great sponsors as well!

Announcements

I am Proud to Announce that I recently won a beautiful watercolor from the very fun and talented Laura Trevey of Bright Bold & Beautiful

Ronda Carmen of All the Best hosted a giveaway of a designed copy of Jan Shower's new book Glamorous Rooms of which I am the the lucky winner!

Another Kansas Citian, Roni Jaco has a fabulous business The Loaded Trunk. I won her giveaway of a fabulous pillow from antique tapestry and fabric. I am so thrilled!

95 comments:

James said...

Both sites are lovely. thank you for the links.

Heidiopia said...

Wonderful! And so fascinating! You have a rich and intriguing pedigree :).

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

I am with Heidiopia, I love history and learning more about you!

Fifi Flowers said...

ooooh champagne is DIVINE!!!

Dandy said...

What a beautiful site.

Anonymous said...

Impressed with your blog site.
Very creative and paricu;arly enjoyed the variety of different posts.
Can tell you put a lot of yourself into your desire to have your readers enjoy their experience when visiting your blog.

XOXO,

Kevin

Silver Strands said...

Great links!
oxoxo
Denalee

Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

Now this is what I call a giveaway, sorry that I haven't stopped in lately, but it's great to comeback to a fabulous giveaway.

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Cheers to the bubbly goodness~

Bonnie @ See How She Runs said...

saw your link on asptl. this is a nice giveaway.
Louie Roederer Champagne has a beautiful site and a bilingual blog as well.




I am having a giveaway also- feel free to stop by ans enter

Lindsey said...

WOAH! Best giveaway ever....
good job Karena!

Lindsey
www.insidestoop.com

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Champagne is my all-time favorite! What a fantastic giveaway. :)

Privet and Holly said...

Congrats on all
of your giveaway
wins, Karena!
Love your pedigree ~
I've always found
the wine industry
to be so fascinating.
I really enjoyed
learning so much
about these venerable
brands!
xx Suzanne
PS: Crossing my
fingers...I LOVE
champagne!

The Zhush said...

Wow...first the stamps connection, and now this! How fabulous! LOVE Champagne! xx

Teresa Hatfield said...

Karena,
Thanks for stopping by. How have you been?
This was such an interesting post, Karena. Love champagne.
By the way, you certainly are a lucky person, winning all of those giveaways!
Teresa (Splendid Sass)

pve design said...

If I win - I will raise my glass to you and your bubbly heritage. chin chin!
pve

Dumbwit Tellher said...

What a marvelous heritage to have. Truly fascinating Karen. Such a gorgeous site, with wonderful music & graphics. I'm with Patricia of PVE, if I should win, I'd be toasting you as well. Thank you for the great giveaway! x

Ludmila {creamylife.com} said...

Hi Karena, thank you so much for stopping by today and for your sweet comment! And congratulations with winning all these giveaway! xo

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

How interesting that this is party of your family's legacy! What a wonderful giveaway. And I'm a follower--of course! :-)

Diana Mieczan said...

What a wonderful giveaway:) Thank you for letting me know:)

Kisses

Ps: I am having a really great GIVEAWAY today…hint?(something you can wear) so please join in !!!!

Josh Healy said...

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annechovie said...

Congrats on all of your wins, Karen! You deserve it.

Maria Killam said...

Yaay Karena! Fun to be a winner!
xo
maria

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous giveaway, darling!

And congrats on all your wins!

xoxox,
CC

Jill Turner said...

I am a brand new follower! Great blog! I visited both sites and both look amazing! Xoxo - Jill

shari @ little blue deer said...

What an interesting story, Karena! You're royalty! Seeing as I'm not a big drinker I will not enter the giveaway, but how kind and generous! XO!

liz said...

What a great giveaway :) I would like to participate in it.
Anw i am your follower through Google Friend Connect.

My fav thingy in http://www.champagne-roederer.com is the flash and the music. I am curious with the taste of those champagne

Contact me dear :)
liz_crowny@yahoo.com
pintaliztiirene.blogspot.com

thankies for helding this sweet giveaway and have a perfect day :)

Style Attic said...

Great post and giveaway! I love history, I love it when it's personal :) I'm SO jealous/happy for you about the Jan Showers book win! Total score :)

Mona Thompson said...

Karena,Congrats on all your wins. Thanks for stopping by to see me recently. Love this giveaway. Who doesn't like champagne. Enjoyed the site. I hope I win!

SPLENDEROSA said...

Goodness, Karena, I started reading & it felt like beginning a new book. So very interesting to know a bit about you & your family. How very proud you must be of your heritage. The links are lovely too. Wow, a bottle of champagne from you...how totally wonderful, darling. This time I really really really hope I win.
And, congrats for winning from the 3 other giveaways. You are a great friend to all of us. xx's

Janelle said...

Karena what a fascinating story. The Blog links are wonderful.
Best wishes.
Chanticlear1@gmail.com

Janelle said...

I'm a follower, too!
Chanticlear1@gmail.com

My Notting Hill said...

Congratulations on all your good luck & your giveaway wins! You should pop open a bottle of bubbly to celebrate. Hope you're having a great summer.

eddieross said...

Such a great story...(and giveaway)!

Eddie & Jaithan

Karena said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments.

It is so interesting because much of my family were also farming in mid Missouri during the depression and hit very hard..... living an extremely humble life.

Karena

lisaroyhandbags said...

congrats on all your good fortune you lucky girl! : )

Claire Kiefer said...

I LOVE THIS GIVEAWAY as champagne is my current favorite thing in the world. :) I am a new follower!

Claire Kiefer said...

I visited the Roederer site and it made me want to get in my car and drive up to Mendocino right now!

This giveaway is delightful, and I'm crossing my fingers especially hard because the winner will be announced on my birthday!

AB HOME Interiors said...

Just devine. Already a follower, and boy could I use a glass a bubbly after my day!! hahah Absolutely wonderful pedigree you have! Have a great weekend!
amanda

OneCraftyFox said...

I just wanted to stop by and say hi, I haven't stopped in for a while. For some reason I ended up losing the blogs I was following when I changed something on my template (I use a non-blogger template but it is powered by blogger). But I have managed to find all my fav blogs again, so I'm back, baby! lol.

Happy weekend :)

Linda Merrill said...

Wow Karen - you're on a winning streak - have you bought any lottery tickets recently??

Agneta said...

You are a wonderful person and I understand that people like you. Congratulations on all your good luck from me to you.

By the way, I like to drink Champagne some times (last time was ten years ago ...). Otherwise I don't drink alcohol at all. I work as a counselor for people with drug problems, and it feels comfortable for me to have made that choice.

Your comments are always so nice and gives me energy!

L
A
V

Agneta, your swedish friend ;)

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Fantastic giveaway and congrats on all your own wins.. You are one lucky girl!! How fascinating to know that you have this estate in your family history...

I'll pass on this one as I actually don't drink alcohol [well rarely] and suspect it would cost you a fortune to ship to Australia... but good luck to everyone else!! xxx Julie

Blondie's Journal said...

Congratulations on your winning streak!! Your background is so very interesting!! Love champagne!

xoxo
Jane

Patti Friday said...

Gosh...you are lucky lately! Good for you. I just watched the Sophie Calle video on the champagne site...very cool. I Love things like that. I followed you as Liberty Post..OK...now...how will we get the bottle over the border!!!!! xo

Dining and Decor said...

Congrats on your wins!!!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Hi Karena,

Thank you for your visit to my blog, Gg - Notes on the Journey and for your sweet comment.

I love art and have just become a follower of your blog. (follower # 335).

Wow, you have struck gold in the winning giveaways department. I just won a book - my first giveaway win and my package arrived empty :( , but they are resending it. :_).

Fondly,
Glenda

Charlotta Ward said...

Hi Karena - what an amazing post and give-away. I love the history of the families behind the labels. So much pride and hard work gone into those precious drops!

Congratulations on all your fabulous give away wins! How fun!!

Am now keeping my fingers crossed for this one.

Thanks for your comment today.

xx Charlotta

Coté Provence said...

Hi Karena,
Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog.
Je vous remercie.

A tres bientot

Champagne/StitchPoet/CrushParty said...

I'm following! Thanks for leaving the comment on my blog! I visited the LR site and OH MY! The intro is stunning! I love the logo. Am working on one for a client now and just seeing this one inspires me! I could use a glass of champagne right now too please ;-)

Lisa said...

From humble beginnings...come great things. I am already a winner. You are my friend.
xoxo

A multi-dimensional life said...

Karena, it was so nice to read about your interesting heritage - Sounds so romantic!
I always enjoy visiting your beautiful blog. Your art truly is an inspiration!

Bella *Bellgetsreal said...

Wow what a great giveaway. i found you through Tiptoe and now I am following. please enter me.

Debby said...

Hi Karena, lovely blog you have here. Thanks for directing me to your giveaway! I am now your newest follower. I am having a giveaway that ends tonight if you are interested, (Anthropologie)! ~Debby xo

Mary @ RoomPolish said...

oooo always excited to find a fellow Kansan blogger! Love your blog---excited to look through it more for art and inspiration ideas!

Allie and Pattie said...

Fascinating story and links! As an Italian, wine is integral to a good meal
Oh, and you know we are followers!
xoxo Pattie

North of 25A said...

Would you believe that I was not a follower of your blog, but thought that I was? LOL! Anyway, now I "officially" am. What an interesting family tree you have. I do not drink, but would love to have a bottle to celebrate something!
Best,
Colleen

annechovie said...

Thanks for all of your very kind and supportive comments, Karen! You are a gem!

pretty pink tulips said...

Champagne is my all time favorite "party drink"! I'm a new follower!!!

Elizabeth

Adrienne said...

Roederer is my favorite champagne. I live about 90 minutes from the Andersen Valley location and went there for my birthday last year for tasting and, of course, buying.
Last time I was in Paris, I peeked in the windows of the Louis Roederer on the Champs d'Elysees, but was too chicken to go in. Silly me!

Just found your blog today and I love it!

Adrienne

sarah said...

thank you for inviting me over for the giveaway!! :) you have a lovely blog!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I live in the öland of champagne, France! Though I rarely drink.
What a glamorous giveaway it is too. Enjoy reading all about you.

Michael Lee West said...

Oh, I do love champagne. Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

Vintage Home said...

...wow!...Thanks for dropping by!..
Enjoyed reading your history...so Fascinating & your family where farmers in Missouri too! Rich heritages!
The Champagne looks wonderful! & congradulations on your wins..I shall visit those blogs too!

Renee Finberg said...

presentation is everything.
beautiful post, and how fascinating your lineage is.

xx

Jeanette {A Passion for Home} said...

Thanks for the visit. What a lovely giveaway. There is nothing like a chilled bottle of bubbly. I visited their site and even became a fan on FB.

Jill said...

Well, this is a giveaway I can strive to win happily.

"I drink Champagne when I win, to celebrate…and I drink Champagne when I lose, to console myself." ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

A champagne cocktail is one of my favorite drinks...sugar cube, dash of bitters and the lovely bubbly.

Cheers, chica!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

What a neat part of your heritage!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Goodness, you have won some wonderful giveaways lately! Congratulations!

Such an interesting family legacy you have. Champagne is my absolute favourite!

Kristin said...

Best giveaway EVER! I didn't start Champagne Saturday because I hate champagne. HA! I love that they have a blog. I wish my french wasn't so rusty! Following you!

Housewife Bliss said...

I spent so much time on those sites, very interesting. What a lovely give away, how fabulous, am following daring.

David Toms said...

Hard to drag myself away from this post and the website! Wonderful.

Giveaway also happening on my blog!

Jamie Ferraioli said...

Great story and giveaway!

GB said...

Karena, thank you for stopping by my blog. Yours is wonderful. I'm signing up as a follower and plaese do count me in for the giveaway!

Julie said...

Fantastic giveaway Karena. I hope I win.

Liz.Blog said...

I've just visited the beautiful Louie Roederer Champagne site. I love the graphics, music and their Logo is such a beautiful Design at the end. I'm playing it over to watch the site design which is terrific!

Please enter me in your LR Champagne Give-away!

Liz.Blog said...

I went back to louis-roederer.com and looked at every amazing photograph, video, questionaire, and the Life of the Vines on the site. It is a beautifully designed site and of course makes you want to drink champagne! best, Eliz.

Francine Gardner said...

Hello:
I am already a fan and follower...RoedererCrystal is the ONLY champagne I drink. Cases and cases of it were enjoyed on my wedding day...countless years ago. As for Bordeaux wine...well i am from Bordeaux (not the city but the countryside) and my family was in the wine business...so i am partial for Bordeaux wines as well....Loved reading the post. have a great week end Francine

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

i love the beautiful bottles champagne comes in (or at least those in your post!). i have a lovely bottle from Laduree on my nightstand that makes the perfect pink accessory!
xox alison

Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

Please add my name to list, What a fabulous giveaway. I visited the site, music had for a minute

Julie Holloway said...

How cool that is your maiden name....no wonder you know so much about it. I am following and hope I win :) Enjoy your weekend...Julie

Suzanne said...

Hello Karena,
Thanks for stopping by my site. I just looked at your art and I love "Grandeur" and "Golden Reflections" Just beautiful!

Patricia Snook said...

Oh! Thank you for stopping by! And especially the heads up about the giveaway. I'm so very excited! What a fabulous heritage xoxo

AnnaVallance said...

Thank you so much, Karena, for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Much appreciated. Visited the Roederer Estate website; now when I shop for wine I will have something new to try. This is a wonderful giveaway.

Fran said...

I'm a follower and love the bubbly!! What a fabulous giveaway!! Keeping my fingers crossed!

Julie Hill said...

A delightful blog...thanks for your lovely comments on my blog today. I look forward to following.

The Huntress said...

Thanks for the tip on the fabric! What is the name of her blog? thx again, Amy

Freddy Victoria said...

Sorry I missed the giveaway, Karena. But it was very interesting to read about your family connection to these Champagne houses! Great post!

Freddy Victoria

Dovecote Decor said...

Darn!! I found you one day late, and a glass short!! I'll be back. Do you visit your distant relatives? What an amazing heritage. I'll be poking around your website for awhile today. Thanks for the histoire.
Liz

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

This looks fab!
You have a wonderful way of winning giveaways - kudos to you!
(maybe you should buy a lottery ticket!)

Karena said...

Dearest friends, I have extended my giveaway a day so go ahead and comment and follow and you are in!

Karena

Dovecote Decor said...

Ya-Hoo!! 91 comments! We are a funny bunch, gaggle, pod, blogistas, or whatever we are. I say a round of Champagne for all of us...water and fresh oats for the horses..

Leah said...

Oh I love champagne! What a great giveaway!

Luvs!

Millie said...

Karena - congrats. on all your wins. You are on a roll girl, thats for sure. I didn't enter the Comp. 'cos I figured that when I won the Champers, shipping it Down Under would present 'issues'. What great taste you have my dear, LR is one heck of a drop!
Millie ^_^

Cashon&Co said...

i love Cristal. my hairdresser/friend gave me some about years ago and i saved it until this last christmas and served it with christmas lunch. yummmm. it was fun to serve my dad something he had never had before, since he's quite the wine afficianado. I told him to sip very slowly. muy muy expensive.

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