FrontRunners: Trunk De Blancs

<< Back to Robb Report, November 2005

The new champagne trunk from the house of Krug (212.251.8436, www.krug.com) promises to be the toast of itinerant imbibers. Each of the 30 limited edition, calfskin-wrapped, 3-by-2-by-1-foot walnut cases ($45,000), which Parisian leather goods maker Pinel & Pinel created for Krug, comes with three bottles of Krug Grande Cuvée and accessories that include a François Bauchet pewter cooler, a truffle grater by WMF, porcelain dishware by Rina Mènardi, mother-of-pearl caviar spoons, and Krug-engraved flutes. Where you partake in the revelry requires little, if any, consideration in advance; the chest has wheels and nickel-plated brass handles, and it contains four leather stools and a table (the trunk’s door removed from its hinges) certain to render the setting of your choosing a picnic. The Krug trunk also can serve as a stationary bar in a movable setting; Fred Pinel, the founder of Pinel & Pinel, will install it aboard a jet or yacht.

From Around the Web...
Wild Turkey Master’s Keep Bourbon ($150)
A terroir experiment yields powerfully good results…
We help you bring home artisanal cocktail batching, the craftiest trend on the cocktail scene…
Byant Park Grill’s private dining area experience will serve Pappy Van Winkle bourbon
Only 20 tickets are available for a special evening with rare bottles of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon...
Master sommelier Fred Dame (left) and vintner Dan Kosta (right).
The industry insiders explain why the varietal’s diversity is such a draw and why ratings are risky…
This Italian sparkling red wine has an illustrious history and is staging a comeback...
Universal Whisky Experience
Top distillers will pour legendary whiskies at this year’s event…
Tyrconnell 16 Year Old ($100)
This new single malt arrives just in time to toast St. Patrick’s Day…
Celebrate March 17 with a round of top Irish Whiskeys…
West Cork Distillers 12 Year Old Rum Cask Finish ($66)
The Irish distillery introduces a limited-edition whiskey finished in rum casks…
WhistlePig FarmStock Crop 1
The politico-turned-farmer explains how his love of the land led to a distinctive new dram…