Auction site iDealwine saw buyers focus in on old vintages of Champagne in the run up to Christmas with prices for some setting new records.
The Champenois are becoming increasingly focused on improving oxygen management at disgorgment to lower levels of sulphur dioxide.
The science behind Champagne ageing might be lost on the consumer but producers are striving to strike the right balance.
The Madame Bollinger Foundation has become a Principal Supporter of the Institute of Masters of Wine.
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.
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