Champagne Deutz enjoyed its best-ever year in 2013, surpassing the 2 million bottle sales milestone for the first time.
From a sterling silver Aston Martin cooler to a 12-magnum fridge designed by Porsche – there are plenty of luxurious coolers out there.
US scientists have found that Champagne kept at lower temperatures is less likely to develop a “browning” compound that turns wine bad.
A 65-year-old bottle of Krug Champagne, believed to be one of just a dozen bottles left in the world of its 1949 collection, is set to go under the hammer.
Champagne Krug is negotiating with an Austrian producer also called Krug in a trademark tussle but both sides have different stories.
This year will see Bollinger place an emphasis on the sales and positioning of its late-release and recently disgorged Champagne called R.D.
Roederer plans to release a new expression of Cristal which has undergone extended ageing both before and after disgorgement.
Champagne house Krug has released its 2003 vintage onto the market, described by Olivier Krug as “a big challenge”.
LVMH has toasted a successful 2013 recording a total revenue of €29.1 billion – an increase on the previous year of 4%.
Wine writer Michael Edwards has been inducted as a confrère of Saint Vincent de Vertus – the first non-Champenois to be so honoured.
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