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Champagne

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 »

LVMH posts strong 9-month performance

Luxury drinks and consumer products producer LVMH recorded a 6% organic increase in revenue, reaching €25.3 billion (£18.8bn) for the first nine months of 2015.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 No Comments »

New study strengthens case against soil-based minerality

A new study has provided further evidence that the perception of minerality in wine is not linked to soil.

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 9 Comments »

Unsteady start to October for fine wine

Following a steady August and September the fine wine market got off to a less than perfect start in October.

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 No Comments »

US company invents the ‘Champagne bong’

A company in the US has invented the ‘Champagne bong’ – a sparkling wine receptacle that enables drinkers ‘neck’ their fizz.

Monday, October 12th, 2015 No Comments »

Lewis Hamilton soaks Vladimir Putin with Champagne

F1 driver Lewis Hamilton has caused a Twitter stir after soaking the Russian president with Champagne as he celebrated winning the Sochi Grand Prix.

Monday, October 12th, 2015 2 Comments »

Champagne to rein in vintage releases

The recent trend for multiple vintage Champagne releases in a row is soon to end, according to the managing director of one key house in the region.

Friday, October 9th, 2015 1 Comment »

The week in pictures

The drinks trade was kept busy this week, as royalty paid a visit, a globe-spanning flight was launched, and the Left Bank leapt to life with its Cabernet Sauvignon harvest.

Friday, October 9th, 2015 2 Comments »

Burgundy drifts down trading table

Champagne has usurped Burgundy as the third most traded wine region by volume so far this year on Liv-ex.

Friday, October 9th, 2015 No Comments »

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