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SOURCE Veuve Clicquot Champagne
Co-Hosts Nacho Figueras, Delfina Blaquier, Rachel Zoe, Rodger Berman and Veuve Clicquot's Vanessa Kay Welcome Angelenos to Attend the Highly-Anticipated Polo Match on Saturday, October 5
NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Veuve Clicquot Champagne is excited to announce that the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles will be returning for a fourth year to the beautiful Will Rogers State Historic Park in the Pacific Palisades on Saturday, October 5, 2013. One of the most highly anticipated events in the area, the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles will once again showcase the sport of polo while supporting the preservation of Will Rogers State Historic Park, Will Rogers Polo Club and their efforts to preserve the sport of polo in Los Angeles and the beautiful oasis that is Will Rogers State Historic Park. Co-hosts Nacho Figueras and Delfina Blaquier, Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman, and President of Veuve Clicquot U.S. Vanessa Kay, will be joined by friends, supporters and polo enthusiasts.
In an effort to give more Angelenos the opportunity to experience the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, and offer a new guest experience, Veuve Clicquot is offering access to both sides of the polo field for the first time ever. In addition to general admission tickets, polo-goers will also now be able to purchase picnic tables in the Clicquot Picnic, a chic picnic party on the shaded south side of the polo field. Picnic tables for four include a gourmet four-course picnic lunch, two bottles of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, premium views of the match, Veuve Clicquot items and more. Exclusively for the Clicquot Picnic, picnickers will also have access to the Nespresso bar offering hot and iced coffee beverages. Veuve Clicquot champagne bars will also be on hand for additional bottle purchase.
Will Rogers State Historic Park has a long association with polo that dates back to the 1920's when Hollywood's biggest stars including Walt Disney, Spencer Tracy, Clark Gable and Douglas Fairbanks would join Will Rogers for friendly games of polo at his picturesque ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains. Will Roger's ranch, now the Will Rogers State Historic Park, has remained at the heart of the Los Angeles polo scene and is now home to the last remaining polo grounds in the county. Veuve Clicquot is committed to keeping the sport of polo alive in Los Angeles by supporting the park through the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles.
"We are thrilled to bring the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic back to Los Angeles for a fourth year, and we look forward to expanding the event so even more Angelenos are able to join us for the festivities and to experience this stylish and unique event," says Vanessa Kay, President of Veuve Clicquot U.S. "We are proud to keep the tradition of polo in Los Angeles alive. It is an honor to share this historic sport and its home, the Will Rogers State Historic Park, with the people of Los Angeles."
Veuve Clicquot founded the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in 2008 in New York City, reintroducing the sport to the city after a 70-year lapse. Drawing inspiration from polo's global presence, with its rich culture and heritage, Veuve Clicquot continues to bolster this sport in the U.S. Around the world, spectators gather to enjoy polo matches and take part in elaborate and glamorous afternoons celebrating the game. More than any other sport, polo is best savored live – a theme steeped in tradition and perpetuated by Veuve Clicquot.
"It's wonderful that more Angelenos than ever before will be able to attend the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles," says Nacho Figueras. "Along with Veuve Clicquot, I look forward to welcoming the people of Los Angeles to Will Rogers State Historic Park for the fourth year to enjoy a beautiful day of polo and champagne in support of this wonderful park, which holds the last polo field in Los Angeles."
Veuve Clicquot will also welcome over 4,000 Angelenos on the north side of the field; general admission tickets will be sold for fifty dollars ($50.00) per person, to further support California State Parks. Separately, the Clicquot Picnic table prices vary based on proximity to the field. Front row picnic tables will be sold for $450.00 dollars per person, second row plots will be sold for $350.00 dollars per person and third row plots will be sold for $300.00 dollars per person. Whole tables must be purchased (four people per table) for the Clicquot Picnic.
Faced with narrowing state budgets and staff reductions, the park also depends on public and private partnerships like Will Rogers Ranch Foundation and Will Rogers Polo Club, as well as private contributions, for financial support of preservation efforts. All guests of the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles, must purchase a ticket or picnic table in advance to gain admittance; tickets and tables can be purchased at www.vcpoloclassic.com beginning September 10, 2013.
General admission ticket holders will be located on the sprawling north side of the field, and will be able to watch the exciting polo exhibition match, sip champagne, and enjoy gourmet bites from some of Los Angeles' favorite food trucks including Baby's Badass Burger, Coolhaus, Crepe N' Around, Greenz on Wheelz, India Jones Chow Truck, Let's Be Frank, Lobsta Truck, South Philly Experience, The Hungry Nomad and The Urban Oven. In addition, guests will enjoy the beats of DJ Nick Cohen and live performances by local bands including bluegrass band Vinnie and the Hooligan's. A Veuve Clicquot boutique will also be available offering a variety of picnic essentials, including blankets, hats, beach towels, fans, sunglasses and more.
Hailed as one of the most stylish daytime events of the year, guests of the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles take advantage of the rare opportunity to don classic daytime and polo styles. Women can be seen in extravagant hats and sundresses while men dress up for the occasion in crisp daytime suits. Teaming up with the one of the most celebrated names in fashion retail, Veuve Clicquot is proud to announce Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills as the official style partner for this year's Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles. Polo spectators and champagne sippers alike can visit Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills in the weeks leading up to the event to access a curated selection of polo perfect looks. With Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic-inspired windows and mannequins throughout the store, polo-goers will be inspired and stylishly prepared for the glamour and elegance of this year's event.
Spectators will watch Nacho Figueras lead his team, Black Watch, against some of the world's best polo players on team Nespresso. Nespresso, a worldwide reference in the single-serve coffee industry, has a long association with polo, sponsoring some of the most prestigious tournaments worldwide, including St. Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow in Switzerland, the Argentine Polo Open Championship, the Nespresso 108th U.S. Open Polo Championship at the International Polo Club Palm Beach, and most recently as a sponsor of the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, New York in June. Known for their exquisite collection of 21 Grand Cru coffees, Nespresso will treat guests in the VIP marquee to the ultimate coffee experience.
For ticket information, event schedule, parking directions and general information, please visit www.vcpoloclassic.com
For additional event information, b-roll and/or still images of previous Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic events, background on the Will Rogers State Historic Park and/or to arrange an interview with participating Veuve Clicquot representatives – Nacho Figueras and Vanessa Kay – please go to www.vcpoloclassic.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT VEUVE CLICQUOT
Since its creation in 1772, Veuve Clicquot played an instrumental role in establishing and evolving the champagne industry as we know it today. Located in Reims, France, Veuve Clicquot prides itself on using only the most distinct grapes reflecting Madame Clicquot's motto "only one quality, the finest." Now, more than 200 years later, Veuve Clicquot Champagne inspires the world to "Be Clicquot": modern, audacious and premium quality. These values, set forth by the ground-breaking and extraordinary Madame Clicquot and maintained by generations of Clicquot drinkers, promise a remarkable experience with each sip of Veuve Clicquot Champagne. For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/veuveclicquot or www.veuve-clicquot.com.
ABOUT WILL ROGERS STATE HISTORIC PARK
Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacific Palisades, CA, is where Hollywood luminaries including Will Rogers, Clark Gable, Walt Disney and Spencer Tracy once enjoyed polo. Today, the Will Rogers State Historic Park's polo field sits on the original site of Will Rogers' private home and is the only polo field left in Los Angeles. California State Parks has partnered with two 501(3)c non-profit organizations, Will Rogers Ranch Foundation and the Will Rogers Polo Association, who are dedicated to honoring the legacy of Will Rogers through interpretation, education, restoration, rehabilitation, and preservation of Will Rogers State Historic Park. Through the third annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles, Veuve Clicquot is proud to once again support State Parks. For more information please visit www.parks.ca.gov.
ABOUT BLACK WATCH
Black Watch is a world-class polo team which has won numerous tournaments throughout the United States. In 2007, Black Watch was the champion of the Mercedes Benz Polo Challenge and the winter champion of the Palm Beach Hall of Fame Cup. The team is captained by Nacho Figueras, professional polo player, face of Ralph Lauren's Polo Fragrances and model for Ralph Lauren's Black Label Collection. For more information, please visit http://www.Facebook.com/NachoFigueras.
Nespresso began more than 25 years ago with a simple but revolutionary idea to create the perfect cup of Espresso coffee. The unique combination of premium quality Grand Cru coffees, stylish machines, and exceptional customer service all together provide the ultimate coffee experience. Nestlé Nespresso SA is the pioneer and reference for highest-quality portioned premium coffee. Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, Nespresso operates in more than 50 countries and has more than 7,000 employees. Since 2012, it operates a global retail network of more than 300 exclusive Boutiques. For more information, please visit www.nespresso.com.
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