The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

Veuve Clicquot launches new mail service this Christmas

VeuveVeuve Clicquot is bringing Clicquot Mail to New Zealand just in time for Christmas this year. Throughout the month of December, foodies will be able to put pen to paper on tailor-made Veuve Clicquot postcards then post them free of charge to loved ones, using a Veuve Clicquot Mailbox inspired by the vintage American mailbox with a Clicquot twist.

Diners who buy a flute of Clicquot will receive one postcard and if they prefer a bottle they will get four postcards. Each participating restaurant will have its own Clicquot Mailbox that will be cleared regularly, distributing the handwritten Clicquot Mail across the country. The public can also go in the draw to win one of twenty Clicquot Mailboxes by Instagramming a photo of themselves sending their postcard using the hashtag #clicquotmailnz.

“I love the idea that in the age of emails, text, online and social media we can still encourage people to write to each other…there is something unique and thoughtful about receiving a handwritten postcard. Clicquot Mail was created in memory of Madame Clicquot, who was known for personally handwriting all her notes,” says Rai Banbury, senior brand manager Veuve Clicquot.

Clicquot Mail comes to New Zealand from a recent tour of the United States and will be available at selected restaurants until the 31 December 2014. The winners of the #clicquotmailnz Instagram competition will be drawn on 5 January 2015.

Participating restaurants:


Phone: (09) 529 9339
Address: 60 Coates Avenue, Orakei, Auckland

La Fourchette
Phone: (09) 215 8332
Address: 8C Turua Street, St Heliers, Auckland

Bay of Plenty:

Ivory Boutique Restaurant & Bar
Phone: (07) 574 6780
Address: 70 Maunganui Road, Mt Maunganui

Elizabeth Café & Larder
Phone: (07) 579 0950
Address: 247 Cameron Road, Tauranga
New Plymouth:

Nice Hotel
Phone: (06) 758 6423
Address: 71 Brougham Street, New Plymouth


Shed 2 Bar and Restaurant
Phone: (06) 835 2202
Address: 56 W Quay, Napier


Portlander Bar & GrillPhone: (04) 498 3762
Address: Corner of Whitmore and Featherston Streets, Wellington

Juniper Bar & Restaurant
Phone: (04) 499 3668
Address: Corner of Featherston and Johnston Streets, Wellington


Phone: (03) 964 3860
Address: 190 Aikmans Road, 
, Christchurch

Bloody Mary’s
Phone: (03) 943 5937
Address: 30 Latimer Square, Christchurch Central, Christchurch

Chinwag Eathai
Phone: (03) 366 4544
Address: 104 Victoria Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch

Strange & Co
Phone: (03) 365 7018
Address: Strange’s Lane, 219 High St, Christchurch Central

Sugar Horse
Phone: (03) 377 9383
Address: 100 Moorhouse Avenue, Addington, Christchurch


Pier 19
Phone: (03) 442 4006
Address: Steamer Wharf, 

Public Kitchen
Phone: (03) 442 5969
Address: Ground Floor, Steamer Wharf, Beach Street, Queenstown