We round up a dozen chef de caves in the making who are helping to make their houses sparkle with their passion, energy and technical nous.
March saw the launch of a new range of Argentine sparkling wines, a whisky endorsed by David Beckham and a new look for Louis Roederer.
Champagne Bollinger unveiled its R.D. 2002 vintage in London yesterday as the first stage of a worldwide relaunch for the prestige cuvée.
Former Bollinger brand ambassador Simon Leschallas has taken up the same role for Champagne Charles Heidsieck in the UK.
Champagne houses appear to be putting more emphasis on specialist releases and top end cuvées to shine a positive light on the rest of their ranges.
Champagne must do more to promote its unique characteristics as competition from other sparkling wines intensifies, believes Bollinger’s UK importer.
From a sterling silver Aston Martin cooler to a 12-magnum fridge designed by Porsche – there are plenty of luxurious coolers out there.
This year will see Bollinger place an emphasis on the sales and positioning of its late-release and recently disgorged Champagne called R.D.
Roederer plans to release a new expression of Cristal which has undergone extended ageing both before and after disgorgement.
Anne McHale MW has been awarded the Bollinger Medal for excellence in tasting and outstanding achievement in the Institute of Masters of Wine practical examination.
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