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Wednesday 22 October 2014

Champagne

Sparkling wine riding high

Sparkling wine is enjoying unequalled success in the on-trade, with Prosecco the most notable pour chomping at the heels of Champagne. But, as James Lawrence writes, there are plenty of contenders in this tempestuous market.

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Hotel in Champagne diamond lucky dip

Assuming they don’t swallow it by mistake, one lucky guest at a New Year’s Eve party in Munich will find a €2,500 (£1,970) diamond in their Champagne flute.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Charles Heidsieck winemaker dies

Thierry Roset, chef de caves of Champagne house Charles Heidsieck, has died suddenly at the age of 55.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 2 Comments »

Disneyland launches Lanson Champagne

Disneyland Paris has teamed up with Champagne Lanson to release a very special cuvée exclusive to the French theme park.

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 No Comments »

Champagne houses eyeing English fizz

Champagne houses will soon be seeking to acquire some of England’s top sparkling wine estates, according to one producer in the UK.

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Pol Roger marks WWI centenary

Pol Roger is supporting World War I centenary commemorations with the auction of a bottle of Champagne from the 1914 vintage.

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

Billionaire spends £2m at Playboy Club

A Russian billionaire’s £20,000 Champagne bill was waived after he spent more than £2 million (US$3.3m) on diamond jewellery at a private club.

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 1 Comment »

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 »

Roederer breaks new ground with Brut Nature

Louis Roederer launched Champagne’s inaugural non-malolactic, zero dosage vintage fizz in London last night – the brand’s first new product in 40 years.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 No Comments »

Paris Hilton racks up $230K bar bill

Paris Hilton, heiress to the Hilton hotel empire, showed she knows how to party by running up a US$230,000 (£140k) bar bill in New York.

Monday, September 29th, 2014 No Comments »

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