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Wednesday 2 September 2015

Champagne

Champagne houses eyeing top English estates

It’s only a matter of time before a Champagne house buys one of the top English sparkling wine estates, according to one leading English fizz producer.

Thursday, August 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Chance to taste 1915 Krug this autumn

The chance to taste some of the last bottles of Krug 1915 will be offered by Sotheby’s in New York this September as houses announce their autumn sales programmes.

Thursday, August 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Prosecco sales up 72% in UK off-trade

Sales of Prosecco increased 72% by value in the UK off-trade in the last year, beating Champagne which saw sales dip by 1.2%, according to figures by IRI.

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 No Comments »

‘Champenois’ beat England at cricket

England’s cricketers may have regained the Ashes but the country’s sparkling wine producers tasted defeat at the hands of their Champagne counterparts this week.

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 No Comments »

Star Trek star sees off £7k of alcohol

Karl Urban, who plays Leonard McCoy in the most recent Star Trek film franchise, spent nearly £7,000 on Champagne and spirits in Cardiff on Saturday.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 No Comments »

English to take on Champenois at cricket

In what is being dubbed on social media as the “Battle of the Brioche”, English winemakers are taking on Champagne in a clash-of-the-titans game of cricket.

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 No Comments »

National Champagne Week returns

National Champagne Week is set to return this October, “bigger than ever before”, say the organisers.

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 No Comments »

In focus: 2002 Champagne

The 2002 Champagnes are beneficiaries of the diversification of the fine wine market away from Bordeaux. Although this has brought about changes in pricing behaviour they can still be trusted to deliver solid returns.

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 1 Comment »

Prosecco now wedding toast of choice

Italian sparkler Prosecco has overtaken Champagne as the toast of choice at British weddings, according to the latest figures from Laithwaite’s.

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 No Comments »

On this day 1693…invention of Champagne?

This day in 1693 is sometimes pinpointed as the day Dom Pérignon “invented” Champagne.

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 No Comments »

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