The giant Moet & Chandon cork, “The Spirit of 1743” rose in France and has drifted all the way to the Hollywood Hills. Just in time for this Sunday’s Oscars. Coincidence? This is the fourth year Moet & Chandon are the exclusive champagne of the Oscars.
Rumors have swirled that the hot air balloon is carrying quite the treasure trove as surprised onlookers caught glimpses of “The Spirit of 1743” and noticing glimmering bottles of -allegedly- champagne.
A source that insists to remain anonymous due to the high sensitivity of the subject claims that the behemoth hot air balloon is carrying the annual supply of champagne for guests of Sunday’s Academy Awards. That supply consists of over 1,000 bottles of Moet Imperial, 600 bottles of Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage2002 and one rare, legendary bottle of Moet & Chandon, 1929, the year the Oscars were born.
Also on “The Spirit of 1743,” a not so damsel in distress, the Cooking Channels star and home entertaining expert, Aida MollenKamp made a toast to spectators in celebration of Moet & Chandon’s affinity with the Oscars.
“The Spirit of 1743” started its tour last September in China and will end in 2013, celebrating Moet & Chandon’s 270th Anniversary.