Have you ever wanted to travel to space but forgot you can’t drink there? Did this horrific thought keep you up at night? Well, fear not. Mumm presents – Mumm Grand Cordon Stellar using astounding technology to allow astronauts the ability to drink in outer space. Let’s toast to this!
In keeping with its long history of innovation, Maison Mumm has risen to a bold new challenge: reinventing the champagne tasting ritual for the new frontier of space. In September 2018, Maison Mumm officially launches Mumm Grand Cordon Stellar: a groundbreaking feat of technology that makes it possible for astronauts and other space travellers to enjoy champagne in the challenging surroundings of zero gravity.
The fruit of a three-year partnership with Spade – a young agency specialised in space design – Mumm Grand Cordon Stellar employs a revolutionary new bottle and glass concept to transform life in space, making a high-tech champagne ritual available to all in the very near future.
Mumm’s iconic new glass design is part of the Mumm Grand Cordon Stellar experience. It features a tapering stem – adorned with a red sash in homage to Mumm Grand Cordon – crowned by a slightly concave cup five centimetres in diameter. Surface tension makes the floating droplet adhere to the glass, allowing it to be raised to the lips. The design also enables glasses to be clinked together in a toast, a vital part of recreating the familiar champagne ritual in far-o corners of space.
So, how does this all work? Without gravity’s helping hand, its high-tech bottle design – crafted from transparent glass and embellished with the Mumm Grand Cordon cuvée’s distinctive red sash – uses the champagne’s gas to expel the liquid into a ring-shaped frame, where it is concentrated into a droplet of bubbles. It can then be passed to someone and released into the air, where it oats until gathered up in a specially designed glass.
In the unique conditions of weightlessness, Mumm Grand Cordon takes on new and unsuspected taste characteristics too. The sensations begin as soon as the wine leaves the bottle, appearing as an e ervescent ball of foam. There’s less fizziness and more roundness, which fully expresses the wine.
One of the first champagnes to grace the supersonic airliner French Concorde, Mumm will now be the first to be served outside the Earth’s atmosphere.
Who wouldn’t like a more intense and concentrated wine, in space? But always remember to drink responsibly, space cadets.