Monthly Archives: November 2012

Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat.  So many of you will be giving some thought to buying some special bubbles.  I’m often asked which is my favourite champagne and I always dodge the answer because there are just … Continue reading

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Beaujolais Nouveau, or ‘Beaujolly’, (even ‘Noovello Beaujais’ as some of my friends call it after a couple of bottles) is very infra dig for serious wine people.  For some reason, people who say snobbery in wine stops the hoi polloi taking an interest, … Continue reading

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I am occasionally asked a terrifying question: if there was only one champagne you could have, which would it be?  I wouldn’t blink: Salon.  Yet here is a champagne which many who drink champagne often, have not heard of.  Specialist writer Richard … Continue reading

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London’s champagne bars are two a penny now.  A glass of good fizz will need over 1000 pennies, but few people seem to be counting.  Champagne’s like that.  And Searcy’s obviously know it; they now have five fizz venues across London.  Two of them … Continue reading

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’90% of all wine is crap,’ wrote Jamie Goode, a leading and highly respected wine critic in the UK on his blog recently.  He has a column in a national paper and has written several books.  It seems a brave … Continue reading

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