Michael Cox's Taittinger collection to be auctioned for charity

26 February, 2014

Before he died last week, wine industry doyenne Michael Cox donated his limited-edition collection of Taittinger Champagne to drinks trade charity The Benevolent.

The charity is run by his twin brother David and it will auction the prestigious collection at The Benevolent Ball, which is held at The Dorchester hotel on London’s Park Lane on March 13.

The collection is comprised of 12 vintages spread across the past 35 years, presented in exclusive bottles designed by world-renowned artists.

The oldest is a 1978 Brut Vintage designed by Hungarian artist Victor Vasarely.

All funds will go to drinks trade members in facing medical and financial difficulties.  

You can buy tickets here.

Meanwhile a Methuselah of Taittinger, equivalent to eight standard bottles, was signed by a host of celebrities including Leonardo DiCaprio, Oprah Winfrey and Tom Hardy after the Baftas, and will be auctioned for another charity later this year.

Champagne Taittinger is the official Champagne partner to Bafta.

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