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Tuesday 1 December 2015


Heatwave harvest key to Moët’s new cuvée

Moët’s new prestige cuvée called MCIII would not have been possible without the heatwave 2003 vintage in Champagne, according to the brand’s winemaker.

Monday, October 26th, 2015 No Comments »

Champagne has ‘left door open on quality’

Champagne producers have taken their eye off the ball and “left the door wide open on quality” according to one English sparkling wine producer.

Monday, October 26th, 2015 3 Comments »

English fizz trumps Champagne in blind tasting

A pair of English sparkling wines from Hampshire and Sussex have beaten famous Champagnes to take the top spots in a blind tasting.

Sunday, October 25th, 2015 2 Comments »

Pinot Noir key to ‘elegance’ in Champagne

Pinot Noir brings “elegance” to Champagne, not “heaviness”, according to Veuve Clicquot chef de caves, Dominique Demarville.

Friday, October 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Geoffroy: ‘I’m suspicious of easy years’

Richard Geoffroy, the chef de cave of Dom Pérignon, has admitted that he’s “suspicious” of easy vintages like 2004 where everything falls into place.

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 No Comments »

DP’s Geoffroy defends multiple releases

Dom Pérignon’s chef de cave Richard Geoffroy has spoken out in defence of multiple Champagne releases, insisting there is “more latitude in playing the vintage game than ever”.

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Champagne Jayne wins legal battle against CIVC

The wine writer Jayne Powell, known as Champagne Jayne, has won the right to keep her brand name following a court battle with the CIVC.

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 2 Comments »

Rare Champagne to lead Wally’s sale

Wally’s has announced the line-up for its forthcoming Champagne-dominated auction in New York, which will also include a rare 1966 Dom Pérignon.

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 1 Comment »

Champagne’s 2015 vintage almost ‘too good’

The biggest challenge for Ruinart’s chef de cave this year will be making a NV Champagne that’s “not too good”, given the high quality of the 2015 vintage and the need to maintain consistency.

Friday, October 16th, 2015 1 Comment »

Porsche Champagne cellar goes on sale

A vertical Champagne cellar designed by Porsche in collaboration with Veuve Clicquot is to go under the hammer in London at a Sotheby’s sale this month.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 No Comments »

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