Just a few creative ways to continue enjoying your Champagne bottles even after you have enjoyed their contents!
Old boxes, bags, bottles – we know what it is like when you have something that just seems too stunning or unusual to get rid of but we also understand that this is a slippery slope and you can quickly end up surrounded by a wall of things that you don’t really need but appreciate too much to part with!
It may not come as a surprise to you that Champagne bottles undergo a lengthy process of decision making, designing and creating in order to make sure that they accurately represent the astonishing amount of hard work and dedicated time that goes into producing the Champagne inside. It always seems such a shame to dismiss an empty bottle to the recycling bin which is why we have put together a few suggestions of what to do with your old Champagne bottles so that they can show off their beauty and also be kept as a constant reminder of the occasion on which they were enjoyed.
Get creative! It is not the quickest way to turn your bottle into a masterpiece but it will certainly keep you busy. Cutting down Champagne bottles has become increasingly popular in recent years and luckily, you can get them down to the perfect size to show off the well-designed labels displaying the Champagne House’s pride.
Cutting down your bottle can be tricky but the results are more than worth it. Once you have managed it, try filling with wax and a wick in order to create a stunning candle that will remind you of your favourite Champagne each time it is lit or, alternatively, fill it with some soil and plant a succulent or cactus! Take a look at this WikiHow page to see how to safely and accurately cut down your Champagne bottle: https://www.wikihow.com/Cut-a-Glass-Bottle
Looking for an easier way to upcycle? Why not pop some water into your empty bottle and use it as a vase to hold some beautiful flowers to brighten up your home? Alternatively, you can pop a tall candle into your bottle (you may need to carve the base slightly in order for it to fit in) and watch as the wax melts down creating a beautiful new feature piece!
Another way to brighten up your home with one of these bottles is by popping some small fairy lights inside it – we find that copper wire lights work the best as they are brilliantly bright but also small enough to fit through the neck of the bottle. These give a lovely dim glow inside dark bottles but can look great in clear bottles such as the ones used by many Champagne brands for their Blanc de Blancs Champagnes.
Take a look at these delicious Champagnes that are also presented in truly stunning bottles, perfect for keeping and getting creative with!
Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque Bottles are adorned with the iconic anemone wreathed in gold that was placed on the bottle of the first Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque vintage in 1964.
Today, the Gosset Champagne cuvées are still presented in the antique flask identical to the one used since the 18th century. These are not ones to be cut down as the labels are unusually shown on the neck!
Ruinart Blanc de Blancs is presented in a stunning clear bottle showing off the luminosity of the Champagne inside.
The Tsasrine bottle design reflects the swirling spires of St. Basils Cathedral in Moscow, redolent of the great Russian dynasties.
Laurent Perrier Rose is presented in a 17th century-style bottle dating back to Henry V, forever popular with aesthetes.
All available online at The Champagne Company