Monthly Archives: March 2012

I don’t know what it is with Parisian branding agencies but they all seem to be deeply in love with Adobe Flash, both animation and video.  You only need to google a Champagne house and you will be met by … Continue reading

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Something of a whippersnapper, this champagne house was created from nothing in 1986.  Recent newcomer it may be but its reputation has soared, being lauded by many a purring and perhaps starry eyed wine critic, in particular Richard Juhlin, the Swedish champagne writer and Tom … Continue reading

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The smallest piece of information on a champagne label is often the most important.  Let’s assume you’re happy it is actually a bottle of champagne and you’ve probably clocked the producer or brand name.  Usually the producer is the brand. But … Continue reading

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No other champagne house evokes a world at peace and at play, at one with Champagne’s beneficent encouragement of good times, civilisation and elegance, as well as Champagne Perrier-Jouët. This aesthetic makes it the most vividly defined champagne grande marque. Perrier-Jouët … Continue reading

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From a secret island in Virginia, the courageous Parker family run an organization called International Rescue.  When a wine is in trouble anywhere in the world a big score miraculously transforms its fortunes.  Milady:  “What’s it worth Parker?”  Parker:  “Ooh… … Continue reading

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In Part 1 we showed how special wines in great years came to shape the meaning of ’vintage’ champagne.  And that this runs counter to the conventional view on planet wine that ‘vintage’ is an annual snapshot come rain or shine, and that like any photo … Continue reading

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The need for a wine to have a date on the bottle and for that date to be the year of the harvest whose fruit made the wine, has come to be something of a fetish among wine buffs. In … Continue reading

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