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Tuesday 17 January 2017 loc: GB

Champagne

Sotheby’s reveals ‘festive treats’ for London sale

Sotheby’s last fine wine sale of the year in London includes a line up of “festive treats” from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne and Port.

Thursday, December 8th, 2016 No Comments »

Piper ready to take on Veuve and Moët

Champagne house Piper-Heidsieck will launch an ambitious redesign next year as part of the brand’s mission to take on Moët & Chandon and Veuve Clicquot.

Thursday, December 8th, 2016 No Comments »

New on Wine List Confidential: Sushi Samba

On floor 38 of the Heron Tower, Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian culture meet in a bizarre bamboo nest of a dining room. If Champagne or sake are your thing, it’s likely you’ll enjoy yourself up here.

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 No Comments »

Sparkling sales set to rise 500% at Christmas

Sales of sparkling wines are expected to rise by around 500% on the Friday before Christmas, according to a new report by Sainsbury’s.

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 No Comments »

Demi-sec ‘must come from the right vintage’

Demi-sec needs to be made in vintages that are complex and mature enough to be able to stand up to the sugar according to one champion of the style.

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 No Comments »

Houses divided over quality of 2016 vintage in Champagne

Reports are mixed about the 2016 vintage in Champagne, with some winemakers reporting ‘disastrous’ conditions and others pleasantly surprised by the quality.

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 1 Comment »

Armand de Brignac releases £675 ‘A2’ Champagne

Armand de Brignac, the Champagne brand owned by rapper Jay Z, has released a second blend of its Blanc de Noirs expression priced at £675 a bottle.

Monday, December 5th, 2016 1 Comment »

Full year of gains for fine wine

Liv-ex’s Fine Wine 100 gained 1.6% in November, the twelfth consecutive month of gains, and Champagne and Italian labels led the way.

Friday, December 2nd, 2016 1 Comment »

Battlefield vineyards: part 2

Part two features the battles of Dürnstein, Porto, Champagne and Nuits and the destruction of Peru’s wine industry in the War of the Pacific.

Friday, December 2nd, 2016 No Comments »

M&S launches Christmas tasting event

M&S has launched a three-day pre-Christmas tasting event in store, which includes many of its new festive drinks.

Friday, December 2nd, 2016 No Comments »

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