International Women’s Month with Veuve Clicquot

Veuve Clicquot Women's International Day by Hardy Wilson Photography

I can’t think of a more perfect way to celebrate National Women’s History Month than honoring a very iconic and historical Women in the Wine INdustry, Madame Clicquot, otherwise known as¬†La Grande Dame of Champagne.¬†Upon receiving an invite from the Veuve Clicquot team to join for lunch at One Market San Francisco hosted by Veuve Clicquot Winemaker Gaelle Goossens I was thrilled to happily accept. See the fun and informative experience and tasting guests and I enjoyed at this Women’s History Lunch hosted by Veuve Cliquot.

Veuve Clicquot Women's International Day by Hardy Wilson Photography

Prior to lunch guests enjoyed a reception at One Market SF of course enjoying Veuvev Clicquot Wines

Veuve Clicquot Women's International Day by Hardy Wilson Photography

Myself, Jen Pelka of The Riddler San Francisco (left) and our fabulous hostess, Veuve Clicquot Winemaker Gaelle Goossens chatting.

Veuve Clicquot Women's International Day by Hardy Wilson Photography

In case it’s not obvious I am having so much fun and literally all smiles!

Veuve Clicquot Women's International Day by Hardy Wilson Photography

Me and One Market SF Sommelier¬†& friend, Tonya Pitts. She’s amazing and extremely involved in the Wine industry, especially supporting Female Winemakers. We last enjoyed a glass together at another Moet Hennessy Event (who owns Veuve Clicquot & Krug to name a few of their Champaign brands) with Krug Champagne¬†at The Assembly SF. Read more about the fabulous Krug Event here.

Veuve Clicquot Women's International Day by Hardy Wilson Photography

Veuve Clicquot Women's International Day by Hardy Wilson Photography

The lineup of wines we enjoyed during this lovely lunch. My favorite was hands-down the 1990 La Grande Dame Rose (image below). What a treat getting to taste a vintage so old and so beautiful!  It held up lovely.

Veuve Clicquot Women's International Day by Hardy Wilson Photography

The spectacular 1990 La Grande Dame Veuve Clicquot vintage we enjoyed during lunch!

Veuve Clicquot Women's International Day by Hardy Wilson Photography

One of the delicious appetizers from the One Market SF culinary team, led by my friend, Chef & Partner,Mark Dommen

Veuve Clicquot Women's International Day by Hardy Wilson Photography

Veuve Clicquot Women's International Day by Hardy Wilson Photography

Guests received a copy of The Widow Clicquot which was such a lovely gift. I’ve started reading it and it’s quite informative. Thanks Veuve Clicquot for the lovely surprise.

Veuve Clicquot Women's International Day by Hardy Wilson Photography

The reception was followed by a seating lunch¬†where¬†Winemaker¬†Gaelle Goossens led us through each of the wine pairings sharing more about the wine and the winemaking details. What a special event it’s not every day you get to learn first hand from the winemaker about the wines you’re enjoying. Thank you again, Gaelle Goossens¬†and Veuve Clicquot for having me to this magical afternoon!

Veuve Clicquot Women's International Day by Hardy Wilson Photography

Veuve Clicquot Women's International Day by Hardy Wilson Photography

One of the delicious courses of lunch The One Market SF team created. The fish and citrus was perfectly paired with the Veuve Clicquot Champagne.

Veuve Clicquot Women's International Day by Hardy Wilson Photography

Hard at work getting the perfect shot!

Veuve Clicquot Women's International Day by Hardy Wilson Photography

Veuve Clicquot Women's International Day by Hardy Wilson Photography

Michael Traynor who is Veuve Clicquot’s Business Development Manager and planned this fabulous lunch sharing thoughts with the group.

Veuve Clicquot Women's International Day by Hardy Wilson Photography

Veuve Clicquot Women's International Day by Hardy Wilson Photography

Veuve Clicquot Women's International Day by Hardy Wilson Photography

Dessert!

Veuve Clicquot Women's International Day by Hardy Wilson Photography

Veuve Clicquot Women's International Day by Hardy Wilson Photography

Me and the lovely Gaelle Goossens all smiles enjoying a glass of the 1990 La Grande Dame Champagne. This was my favorite wine we enjoyed during the fabulous afternoon.

Veuve Clicquot Women's International Day by Hardy Wilson Photography

A huge thank you to Veuve Clicquot, Michael Traynor, Gaelle Goossens and the One Market SF Team for having me to this incredible afternoon of wine, delicious food, education and fun together. 

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