Totally Wild Champagne Cocktails with Devaux

5th July 2019

Champagne naturally Foraged Cocktails

We always love something new and a bit of innovation in the world of Champagne and the recent collaboration between Champagne Devuax and Totally Wild sees some refreshing new cocktails hitting the scene – ‘Countryside Cocktails‘ are quite unique and highly expressive and well worth discovering:

An evening with Champagne Devaux‘s export manager, Samuel Le Douarin, and James Wood who is the head forager and founder of Totally Wild introduced to a select few press and media their new range of countryside cocktails that are made with plants and hedgerow fruits.

Innovation is key within any industry and this includes searching for and discovering unique partnership which forwards brand values and gives the consumer something new to try. Cocktails are always a ‘like it a lot or not’ way in which to use Champagne, many consumers will be on the side of enjoying the excitement and flavours they offer and varied wine critics will look upon them in displeasure. Partnerships are the way forward and especially in this ever faster moving world in which we live in – Sometimes you can discover and realise a real gem which here with Champagne Devaux and Totally Wild we have had the pleasure to share in.” Christopher Walkey

Champagne Devaux label

Champagne Devaux label

Champagne Devaux is a House located in the southern region of the famous winemaking region, Côte des Bar and produces prominently labels from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes from their selected vineyard plots totally nearly 100 hectares with an annual production of 750,000.

Totally Wild is an innovative and creative agency both supplying and offering courses in foods that can be foraged – “Our main goal is to excite people with the amazing flavours to be found in the wild.

On show were three of the six cocktails that between Champagne Devaux (Oeil de Perdix rosé cuvée) and Totally Wild, James Wood prepared each live:

Champagne Deveaux Oeil de Perdrix

Champagne Deveaux Oeil de Perdrix

Champagne Devaux Oeil de Perdrix (brut rosé):Soft and lighter flavours of red berries, raspberry and watermelon. Smooth flavours and not at all aggressively crisp – Slight tannin showing.

 

Rose Hip Bellini:

Mix 25ml of rose hip syrup with Champagne

Serve in a Champagne flute

Elderflower Champagne Cocktail:

Muddle 5 bilberries with 3 elderberries

Add 20 ml of elderflower cordial or Champagne cordial

Top with Champagne

Serve in a Champagne flute

Garnish with 3 frozen bilberries and 2 frozen elderberries.

Raspberry Juniper Fizz:

25 ml Raspberry shrub

10ml Juniper syrup

Mix together and then top with Champagne

Serve in a Champagne flute

Garnish with 2 fresh raspberries on a cocktail stick

 

Others in the ‘countryside cocktails’ collection include The Sea Bucks Fizz, The Blackberry Sparkle and The Elderberry.

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Christopher Walkey

Christopher Walkey

Co-founder of Glass of Bubbly. Journalist and author focused on Champagne & Sparkling Wines and pairing them with foods and within cocktails.