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Monday 24 November 2014

Champagne

Shipwrecked Belgian beer reborn

Belgian scientists and a Finnish brewery have cracked the make-up of a 170-year-old beer found on a shipwreck in 2010 and are now making it commercially available.

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Eurostar sets Champagne world record

Eurostar has set a world record for the largest ever Champagne tasting.

Friday, October 10th, 2014 1 Comment »

Jeroboam ageing ‘mystery’ to be solved

The effect of producing vintage Champagne in Jeroboam formats is not yet fully understood and is likely to be one of the next generation of winemakers’ most intriguing challenges.

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Sparkling wine riding high

Sparkling wine is enjoying unequalled success in the on-trade, with Prosecco the most notable pour chomping at the heels of Champagne. But, as James Lawrence writes, there are plenty of contenders in this tempestuous market.

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Hotel in Champagne diamond lucky dip

Assuming they don’t swallow it by mistake, one lucky guest at a New Year’s Eve party in Munich will find a €2,500 (£1,970) diamond in their Champagne flute.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Charles Heidsieck winemaker dies

Thierry Roset, chef de caves of Champagne house Charles Heidsieck, has died suddenly at the age of 55.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 2 Comments »

Disneyland launches Lanson Champagne

Disneyland Paris has teamed up with Champagne Lanson to release a very special cuvée exclusive to the French theme park.

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 No Comments »

Champagne houses eyeing English fizz

Champagne houses will soon be seeking to acquire some of England’s top sparkling wine estates, according to one producer in the UK.

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Pol Roger marks WWI centenary

Pol Roger is supporting World War I centenary commemorations with the auction of a bottle of Champagne from the 1914 vintage.

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

Billionaire spends £2m at Playboy Club

A Russian billionaire’s £20,000 Champagne bill was waived after he spent more than £2 million (US$3.3m) on diamond jewellery at a private club.

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 1 Comment »

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