Moët Hennessy Welcomes Solar Impulse to New York

NEW YORK, June 14, 2016 /CNW/ - After traversing the United States, Solar Impulse arrived in America's largest city to deliver a message that the "Future is Clean." 

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As an Official Partner of Solar Impulse and Host Partner of the Mission Control Center in Monaco, Moët Hennessy accompanies Solar Impulse at every moment of its round-the-world tour. Jim Clerkin, President and CEO of Moët Hennessy North America, greeted pilot André Borschberg on the tarmac at New York's John F. Kennedy airport. He presented him and Bertrand Piccard with a custom "Solar Impulse" golden jeroboam of Moët & Chandon champagne to celebrate his arrival and all of Solar Impulse's accomplishments thus far.

"Celebrating Sustainability" 

Solar Impulse and Moët Hennessy seek to raise awareness of the vast potential of clean technologies. Together they celebrate a leap towards a better world.

Moët Hennessy Chairman and CEO Christophe Navarre explains: "Like the visionaries behind Solar Impulse, we see not only a duty but also opportunities for improvement through protecting the environment. We rely on nature to create our luxury wines and spirits and promise to nurture her and leave her in a better place for the next generation. Our environmental policy sets high standards, with even higher ambitions."

All Moët Hennessy wines and spirits are fruits of the earth. Their excellence results from the quality of the soil, the attention to the land and the craftsmanship of the men and women who create them. Moët Hennessy embraces a proactive environmental policy to preserve this heritage.

As an example of sustainable agriculture, all of Moët Hennessy's Champagne Maisons achieved recognition as Sustainable Vineyards. Here in the United States, California wineries Domaine Chandon and Newton Vineyards obtained Napa Green Winery certification.

Pioneer Spirit 

In addition to being an innovator in sustainable development, Moët Hennessy is defined by breaking boundaries, both geographic and human. From the beginning, each brand sought to attain higher levels of excellence and share their products with new consumers across the world.

Moët Hennessy North America President and CEO Jim Clerkin explains: "Moët Hennessy brands have long been associated with innovation and a pioneering spirit. We are incredibly proud to be a part of the Solar Impulse journey and are thrilled to welcome the aircraft to New York City. As the United States is home to some of the greatest inventors in aviation, hosting the aircraft here further solidifies Solar Impulse's place in American history."

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