Champagne on the Rocks? Moet Ice Imperial Party Pack

Posted by Robert Schagrin

Champagne on the Rocks?
Moët et Chandon Ice Impérial
Two Bottles - Two Goblets - One Ice Bucket
(Lounge Chair Not Included)

We love Champagne dearly, but frosty frozen drinks have tended to win out over bubbles on those scorching summer days where we can’t be bothered with anything besides casual poolside (or rooftop) sipping.

Moët has changed the game...

Just in time for the unofficial start of Summer, and with temperatures already soaring, Moët has released a seasonal, limited production, all-inclusive "Champagne Party Pack" that's perfect for the summer season.

This is one-stop shopping, with everything taken care of and smartly packaged so you don't have to worry about anything (aside from your guest list): You get two bottles of Moët Ice Impérial, two signature Moët goblets and an ice bucket.

The special cuvée of Moët Ice Impérial Champagne is, quite literally, designed to provide icy refreshment. Developed by the maison’s own Chef de Cave Benoît Gouez, it’s a blend of all three Champagne grapes (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier), uniquely crafted to be enjoyed over ice (if you can, please use ice from filtered water.) Before you scoff: Such an addition would typically be an abomination (we’re very serious about our bubbles), but the ice actually works to your advantage here.

The Ice Impérial has a slightly higher dosage and intense tropical fruit notes - guava and mango plus fresh red berries with a hint of exotic spice - which both relax and come through more clearly when poured over a couple of cubes. Plus, the cooler temperature makes for an extra bit of refreshment… and topped off with a simple citrus twist or fresh berries, it looks way more elegant than that fruit-cocktail-shish-kabobbed slushy.

The set’s signature glossy white goblets and ice bucket are both neatly designed with beach and poolside regulations in mind - they’re sleek, hard plastic, so you can take them right over to your lounge chair.

Moët Ice Impérial packs have already become the necessary accessory at brunches and day-night parties in places like St. Tropez, the Hamptons and Ibiza. Though we're not necessarily one for "hot," trendy scenes, when these arrived last year, I took one home and was seriously impressed with how well-executed both the Champagne and the entire package were.

Quantities of these Moët Champagne party packs are limited, unlike the high temperatures in the next three months' forecast.

To place your order, please email us at or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Robert Schagrin
Managing Partner
Crush Wine & Spirits