Veuve Clicquot Clicq’Up Café & Champagne Bar comes to Miami

Veuve Clicquot is the official Champagne of Design Miami. VC is taking their baseling a step further by introducing Veuve Clicquot Clicq’Up Café and Champagne bar, a mobile food truck with adjacent champagne lounge that pops-up in key locations in Miami from Tuesday, November 29 through Friday, December 2.

Tapping into the local chef talent, Veuve Clicquot hired gastroPod’s Chef Jeremiah, who will be serving a crispy white corn cake with poached egg and chipotle cream, curry pork tacos, and conch salad, among other things. Buy a bottle of Veuve and be the first to have your own Cliq’Up, the origami pop-up champagne bucket that inspired the food truck’s name -“Artful, isn’t it?”

· Tuesday, November 29: Design Miami Pavilion, 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

· Wednesday, November 30: Art Basel Outdoor Art Exhibit, 7:00 p.m. to midnight.

· Thursday, December 1: The Stage in the Design District, 38th and 1st Ct, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

· Friday, December 2: The Stage in the Design District, 38th and 1st Ct, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Liz Palmer

Miami’s Beaudevin Wine Bar is Tres Magnifique!

Hues of green line the interior and exterior of Beaudevin while upbeat, popular music fills the air. You know the songs – they’re the ones you hum to. The atmosphere is so relaxing that you’ll forget you’re in an airport. Keep an eye on that time so you don’t miss your flight!

Beaudevin is my favorite spot in MIA and is a one-of-a-kind airport wine bar. Located in Terminal D right across from gate D24, I find myself here every single time I’m in Miami, no matter my departure gate (thanks to the Sky Train, which makes galavanting around Terminal D very easy). In fact, this morning I sat down at the bar for a pre-departure mimosa and breakfast. My adorable, attentive server, Andrea, actually recognized me from previous visits. It’s kindness like Andrea’s that really make the Beaudevin experience a gold medal one.

The stemware here is gorgeous. My champagne flute is very tall and luxurious. The wine glasses are so elegant and weighty that you automatically stick that pinky finger out when drinking from them. Love this attention-to-detail.

Speaking of wine glasses, three charming chandeliers dangle gracefully from the ceiling. What’s so special about that? They’re adorned with wine glasses! Clever and cute!

The menu is well rounded and perfectly suited to Beaudevin’s impressive wine menu. Following is just a teeny sampling of Beaudevin’s not-so-standard wine list. Since I’m a chardonnay & cabernet drinker, that’s what I’ll focus on here because that’s what I’m familiar with. As a side note, reds dominate the wine list. However, there are enough whites and bubblies to make everyone happy.

The Sky Team

Taittinger to Unveil New Artist Collectors Edition at Setai (Art Basel, South Beach)

To kick-off of Miami’s Art Basel this Saturday evening, Taittinger launches their latest limited edition bottle from its coveted Taittinger Collection series. Since 1985 Taittinger has commissioned an artist to create a special bottle for its glorious bubbly every year. For this, the 12th edition in the Collection, Taittinger has selected artist Amadou Sow. The artist’s design graces a bottle of the 2002 vintage of Taittinger Brut Millésimé.