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.
Champagne producers have taken their eye off the ball and “left the door wide open on quality” according to one English sparkling wine producer.
A pair of English sparkling wines from Hampshire and Sussex have beaten famous Champagnes to take the top spots in a blind tasting.
Pinot Noir brings “elegance” to Champagne, not “heaviness”, according to Veuve Clicquot chef de caves, Dominique Demarville.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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