Monthly Archives: January 2013

When you get to Vertus at the southern tip of the Côte des Blancs, you might sense anti-climax. The grand cru temples to minerality, Cramant, Avize and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger are behind you now to the north, and premier cru Vertus … Continue reading

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It’s hard to resist telling you my top 10 champagnes I tasted last year.  I realise for some this is what the French call m’as-tu-vu, the snob’s tendency to name-drop and show off.  I like to think I’m above all that.  But … Continue reading

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Last year in this piece, I poured some wine over a crystal ball.  I think all those points still stand up.  The depressing thing is so little seems to have happened, at least in the UK wine arena I know best.  The … Continue reading

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