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Champagne House G.H. Mumm & Cie renewed its association with designer Patrick Jouin and Les Ateliers d'Orfevrerie d'Anjou to create yet another sophisticated and original ritual for their Cordon Rouge champagne.
above: designer Patrick Jouin
This year the collaboration yielded another luxurious version of the carrying case and saber, packaged in a white painted and lacquered wooden box.
For 2011, the luxurious Isothermal case is made of white calfskin lined with alcantara and is now enhanced by a red ostrich leather cord. The GH MUMM logotype is embossed rather than printed on the Isothermic Cordon Rouge bag for this year's version:
And once again, it is packaged with the traditional Champagne Saber.
Last year, the companies' ceremonial Saber (a sword used to expel the cork in a masterful gesture) with a steel blade and leather handle was designed by Jouin, as well as the Cordon Rouge leather carrying case and the Georges' Champagne bucket, all shown below.
The 2010 Ceremonial Saber:
The 2010 Cordon Rouge Carrying Case:
The 2010 George Bucket: