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Wednesday 10 February 2016

Champagne Drappier

Drappier ‘first’ carbon neutral Champagne house

Champagne Drappier has laid claim to being the first Champagne house to reduce its carbon footprint to zero after a 10-year effort.

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 1 Comment »

Five wines you never knew were ‘natural’

We round up a handful of wines that are delicious, varied, and do without any manipulative cellar techniques – but don’t class themselves as “natural”.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 3 Comments »

Wet summer favoured biodynamics in Champagne

This year’s cool, wet summer in Champagne favoured biodynamic viticultural practices, according to Roederer’s chef de cave.

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 1 Comment »

Champagne Drappier chef de cave joins Nicolas Feuillatte

Champagne Drappier’s Guillaume Roffiaen has joined The Centre Vinicole – Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte as its director of winemaking and quality.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Oak use in Champagne: Just cask

While there is no consensus on the use of oak in Champagne production, there are occassions when it can have a beneficial effect

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 No Comments »

Drappier first in Champagne to use egg-shaped oak fermenter

Drappier has become the first Champagne house to ferment its wines in an egg-shaped oak container, despite losing 75% of its crop this year.

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 3 Comments »

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