Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Rye Bar Launches Taittinger Champagne Friday Happy Hours

The Rye Bar at Capella Washington, D.C., Georgetown

From our friends at the Rye Bar...

Celebrate Friday and the weekend by treating yourself to champagne! The Rye Bar at Capella Washington, D.C., Georgetown is launching Taittinger Champagne Friday Happy Hours beginning December 5, bringing together like-minded connoisseurs of fine spirits and champagne to savor some of the best champagnes in the world. Beverages such as the Taittinger Brut la Francaise BTG will also be specially priced ($16 instead of the usual $24) and during that one hour, bottles will sell for $80 instead of the usual $110.

These signature Happy Hours are an official partnership with the legendary Taittinger Champagne House and will take place every Friday from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. As part of the Taittinger Champagne Friday Happy Hours, patrons will be treated to the art of sabering champagne and the sabering ceremony will take place around 6:00 pm every Friday as well, so make sure you don’t miss it! These series of Happy Hours are a fantastic and fun way to start the weekend’s festivities and will become the must-attend event in D.C. for locals. For more information visit 

Taittinger is a French wine family famed for their champagne and is one of the few Champagne Houses to remain owned and actively managed by the family named on the label. The original house was founded in 1734 by Jacques Fourneaux but the Taittinger link was established in 1931 when Pierre Taittinger, the founder of today's company, acquired the House. The hallmark of the Taittinger Champagnes is the high percentage of Chardonnay used in their winemaking which can be anything from 40% in the Brut Réserve Non-Vintage to 100% in the prestigious Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs. This Chardonnay dominance provides for a style of elegance, delicacy and finesse which is recognized worldwide and has earned the House many accolades and awards over the years.