Champagne-Filled Airstream Visits D.C. Today
Sean Hannity is going to paste us for this one: Today (May 30) and Friday, Washington, D.C., residents who aren’t embarrassed by allegations that the nation’s capital has become too swanky for the rest of the United States can hop inside a chrome Airstream recreational vehicle filled to the roof with premium champagne, dcist.com reported.
Veuve Clicquot, the pioneering champagne house, is bringing its RV tour through D.C., for the sheer purpose of selling people glasses and bottles of champagne from inside a company-branded RV. The trailer’s futuristic body is mostly the recognizable silver of the Airstream line that launched the RV industry in the 1930s, painted with a large yellow stripe reminiscent of Veuve Clicquot bottles.
The Airstream started a national tour in March in Florida, and has since passed through Texas, California, Washington State and New York. It is stopping in D.C. for two days before wrapping up its route in Annapolis, Md. on Saturday.
The Veuve Cliquot trailer will be parked outside the Dupont Circle Hotel (1500 New Hampshire Ave. NW) from 5 to 10 p.m. today, and outside the W Hotel (515 15th St. NW) from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday. Eager champagne sippers can take their drinks back inside those locations, though they are also welcome to quaff their flutes inside the van.
In his “Boomtown” special lambasting the D.C. area for its recent luxury splurges, Hannity, the Fox News bouffant, criticized locals for being the nation’s most voracious consumers of fine wines. Today and Friday, we can do that one better by drinking decent champagne — bottles of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin brut go for about $50 at local wine shops — in a chromed-out RV.