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Friday 31 October 2014

Champagne

Armand de Brignac ‘Dynastie’ sells for £330k

Having launched in Las Vegas this month, the first Armand de Brignac ‘Dynastie’ collection has been sold in Monaco to a British entrepreneur for £330,000.

Thursday, May 30th, 2013 2 Comments »

Champagne trends of 2013: 9. Reinstating rituals

Among the 10 present developments db has identified in Champagne is the growing promotion of pouring rituals.

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 No Comments »

Champagne trends of 2013: 10. Sweet surge

We have picked out the 10 key developments which are shaping the Champagne market at present, starting with the rising demand for sweeter styles.

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 No Comments »

China officially recognises Champagne

China has officially recognised Champagne as a protected geographical indication and has agreed to only use the name to describe sparkling wine from the French region.

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 No Comments »

Russians still stuck on sweet fizz

Russian consumers have yet to embrace brut sparkling wine despite the efforts of one of the country’s top fizz producers to lure drinkers away from demi-doux.

Friday, May 24th, 2013 No Comments »

DP ’04 off to a flying start

Wine merchant Bordeaux Index has reported sales of over £1 million in three hours for the new 2004 Dom Pérignon.

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 No Comments »

Drinking less but better polarising market

UK consumers are drinking less, but buying better quality wines and spirits according to Nielsen’s Helen Stares.

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 No Comments »

Oak use in Champagne: Just cask

While there is no consensus on the use of oak in Champagne production, there are occassions when it can have a beneficial effect

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 No Comments »

Consolidation on the horizon for English sparkling wine

The English sparkling wine industry will not be able to sustain its current level of growth, with one key producer predicting that consolidation is on the horizon.

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 No Comments »

The top 10 wines in the UK press

Victoria Moore picks out a wine that she says is “really superb stuff” while Jane MacQuitty recommends a “mouthwateringly racy, minerally, top-drawer Aussie”.

Monday, May 20th, 2013 No Comments »

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