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Reaping Row C

Seeking Effervescence: Harvesting Champagne with Veuve Clicquot

The straightforward instruments used to harvest grapes by hand haven’t changed much through the years: A pair of picking shears (sharp and oiled, please), a generously proportioned basket and, God willing, decent weather and bottomless espresso. The process itself remains just as simple an affair. Choose a starting point within the grapevine row, look for mature grape clusters, aim shears slightly below the attached stem — snip — gently place cluster into basket. Repeat until basket is full.

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Another Look at the Sport of Polo

Photo Essay | Marco Polo: Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

Sunday, 2:30pm | Now in its 4th season here in New York, the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic has become a blisteringly popular event. Summer’s best excuse to don fine garb, the classic is a surefire way to see the who’s who. But, making your way to the venue, New York’s Governor’s Island, much less finding…