A UK brewery has issued a grovelling albeit tongue-in-cheek apology to the Champagne Bureau after releasing a “Champagne-style” sparkling beer.
The great and good of the Champagne community descended on Reims last week to celebrate 10 years of the Champagne Ambassador’s Awards.
Champagne house Veuve Clicquot is investigating a hoax by a Russian marketing agency about the supposed release of Veuve-branded tablets.
The Champagne Bureau (CIVC) has agreed a small rise in this year’s maximum permitted yield to reflect a modest increase in shipments during the first part of 2014.
Champagne must do more to promote its unique characteristics as competition from other sparkling wines intensifies, believes Bollinger’s UK importer.
Figures just released by the CIVC show that global Champagne shipments have fallen for the second consecutive year.
The Champagne bureau is gearing up for battle with electronics giant Apple after it was leaked that the company is to release a “Champagne”-coloured iPhone.
The Champagne Bureau (CIVC) has reacted to falling shipments by lowering the maximum permitted yield for the 2013 harvest to 10,000kg per hectare.
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.
The latest week in pictures takes in Champagne tastings, Auchentoshan cocktails, La Hechicera rum and Cocoa Psycho beer.
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