Champagne Louis Roederer has released its Cristal prestige cuvée from the “underrated” 2007 vintage.
Con men pretending to work for wealthy Arab clients have stolen £11,500 of Champagne and fine wine from Michelin-starred restaurant Pied à Terre.
Louis Roederer launched Champagne’s inaugural non-malolactic, zero dosage vintage fizz in London last night – the brand’s first new product in 40 years.
After a recent surge, Champagne’s price appreciation has shuddered to a halt in 2014 although it may just be a temporary blip.
The science behind Champagne ageing might be lost on the consumer but producers are striving to strike the right balance.
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.
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.
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.
Roederer plans to release a new expression of Cristal which has undergone extended ageing both before and after disgorgement.
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.
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