On the 28th of October, the globe came together in honour of Champagne Day. Raising a glass of champagne in celebration is a custom relished for centuries. But on this day, Moët & Chandon united multiple countries throughout Africa to share in the joy of champagne. Right across the region, Moët & Chandon showcased their reputation for glamour and savoir-fête with 8 exclusive gatherings bringing together Friends of the House, celebrities and dignitaries.
Having already travelled with Moët & Chandon to Épernay in May, the likes of South Africa’s Maps Maponyane, Tanzanian author Nancy Sumari and Nigerian actor Timini Egbuson were chosen among others to host these regional celebrations, raising a glass to the Maison and its continued success.
According to Aimee Kellen, Head of Consumer Engagement for Moët Hennessy Africa and the Middle East:
For a Maison with such a rich history of winemaking excellence, Champagne Day is an opportunity to celebrate how we have shaped the industry, distilling unrivalled quality into every bottle for nearly three centuries. It’s Moët & Chandon’s sincere wish to share that joy with Africa and the world.
From South Africa to Kenya, these 8 intimate glamorous events celebrated Champagne Day, the Impérial Way. Held at the continent’s most beautiful venues including the Johari Rotana Hotel in Dar es Salaam, Villa Kempinski in Nairobi and the Belmond Mount Nelson hotel in Cape Town, each featuring unique dining experiences, with carefully curated photo moments such as interactive glitter pods to enhance the celebration.
In South Africa, 50 selected guests graced the Belmond Mount Nelson hotel in Cape Town, among them entrepreneur Boity Thulo, actress Terry Pheto and recent Miss South Africa Shudufhadzo Musida.
Keep scrolling to see all the best looks from across the continent.
Liesl Laurie & Musa Mthombeni
Terry Pheto & Mampho Brescia
Amélia & Clinton Samuel
Lala Fatima Haïdara
Momo Sayegh & Delali Damessi
Joe Williams & Fruit Noir