It’s not every day a champagne can elicit audible cries of “Wow!” without even being opened. But this not every day. Today, we have the Veuve Cliquot Rose Megafone. Not only is it a truly memorable gift containing one of the best non-vintage champagnes available, it is also one of the most interesting pieces of engineering ever made related to a bottle.
On first glance, the gift case brings cheer-leading and old movies to mind: shaped like an old-fashioned megaphone, it is a striking image that conjures a sense of classic fun. Unscrew the base, and the megaphone shell lifts up to reveal a bottle of Veuve Cliquot Rose Champagne. A blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, and Veuve Cliquot’s own reserve wines make up a delicious rose champagne, with bright fruit notes front and center, but a carefully balanced acidity and lingering finish to keep you entertained glass after glass.
But wait! We’re not done yet. We’ve only cracked the surface of the Megaphone. Picking up the shell again, we can take off the cap at the top, and voila! It is now a fully functional megaphone, perfect for when you want to play director at your next party. And that’s still not all, because, when you’re finally ready to pop that champagne, simply screw the top end of the megaphone into the base, inverting it from its original orientation, and now, it’s an ice bucket.
Three fantastic uses from just the case: an eye-catching gift, a party-starting megaphone, and a practical ice bucket, not to mention the champagne inside the whole thing. A better gift, I couldn’t imagine.