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Wednesday 23 July 2014

Cristal

Champagne losing its fizz in fine wine market

After a recent surge, Champagne’s price appreciation has shuddered to a halt in 2014 although it may just be a temporary blip.

Friday, July 11th, 2014 No Comments »

A question of time in a bottle

The science behind Champagne ageing might be lost on the consumer but producers are striving to strike the right balance.

Friday, June 6th, 2014 No Comments »

Champagne Louis Roederer gets new look

Louis Roederer has introduced new labels and gift boxes designed to strengthen the visual connection between the brand’s standard range and its prestige cuvée, Cristal.

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 No Comments »

Champagne ups emphasis on the specialist

Champagne houses appear to be putting more emphasis on specialist releases and top end cuvées to shine a positive light on the rest of their ranges.

Thursday, March 6th, 2014 1 Comment »

Ukrainian ex-leader shows expensive taste

A glimpse into the lavish palace of deposed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has revealed his taste for prestige cuvée Champagne, luxury Cognac and Jack Daniel’s.

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 No Comments »

Roederer to launch late-release Cristal

Roederer plans to release a new expression of Cristal which has undergone extended ageing both before and after disgorgement.

Monday, February 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Cristal tops December rises as index falls

Cristal was the best performing fine wine on the Liv-ex 100 in December, as the Fine Wine 100 index fell for the third consecutive year.

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Fine wine market down but good year for Champagne, DRC, Super Tuscans

While the value of the fine wine market has declined for a third consecutive year, 2013 has been a good year for Champagne, DRC, Super Tuscans and Right Bank Bordeaux.

Friday, December 20th, 2013 No Comments »

The biggest PR and social media mishaps

From having to give away over 60 bottles of Champagne to offending entire countries, some marketing and social media plans have not gone entirely well.

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 1 Comment »

Champagne trends of 2013: 6. Fine wine following

Continuing our countdown of the key, current developments within the Champagne category, at number six we consider the impact of the fine wine merchant.

Monday, June 3rd, 2013 Comments Off

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