Champagne

‘Exceptional’ Champagne harvest begins

The 2018 harvest in Champagne is due to begin tomorrow (21 August) it has been announced with the crop being described as “exceptional” both in quality and due to its early arrival.

Billecart-Salmon releases 200th anniversary cuvée

Champagne Billecart-Slamon has released its limited edition ‘Bicentenary Cuvée’ exclusively in magnums as it marks its 200th anniversary and has opened new cellars.

Top 10 new products: August

This month saw the launch of Champagne Pol Roger's 2009 Rosé Brut, another producer step into the distilled non-alcoholic drinks market, and Concha y Toro swap out its Casillero Rosé Shiraz in favour of a lighter, more Chilean reincarnation.

The week in pictures

This week in the world of drinks: Pol Roger has a right royal time at the Festival of British Eventing, Hampshire's Jenkyn Place suffers a bridge collapse, Copper Rivet Distillery brings in the grain harvest by speed boat and pop icon Rick Astley branches into beer.

Fine wine wobbles in July

August 6th, 2018

The week in pictures

August 3rd, 2018

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