In 19th century Russia, gentleman patrons celebrated a ballerina’s triumphant performance by raising her champagne-filled slipper in a toast. Scandalously, this tradition was adopted at the Folies Bergère in Belle Époque Paris, where the revelry of the dancers and their admirers often transcended just the dancing.
Piper-Heidsieck has resurrected this tradition with Le Rituel by Christian Louboutin. A marvelous crystal stiletto champagne flute by this master shoe designer stands on a translucent sole saturated by his iconic red hue of seduction, which perfectly pairs with the renowned red label of Piper-Heidsieck Brut in this extraordinary gift set.
Available December 1, 2009 at wine.com in extremely limited quantities and at the price of $500, only a fortunate few will have the pleasure.