Monthly Archives: June 2013

Before the recent worldwide bonanza for rosé champagne, several producers already had a long history that took pink fizz seriously. Not least Veuve Clicquot, who made the oldest known rosé champagne in 1777. Dominique Demarville, the Cellar Master, recently came … Continue reading

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Champagne is especially abuzz at the end of April. For the past few years, most of the truly top quality small domaines have been running impressive tasting events, all grouped over one long weekend and open to the world’s champagne … Continue reading

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The Clos des Goisses is the most singular and odd vineyard in all Champagne. It doesn’t really fit. But if Champagne was burning and I could grab one thing on the way out, this would be it. High quality boutique … Continue reading

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I love a good launch.  And if you make the world’s most famous luxury wine, go for it.  Why should fashion, top cars, restaurants and watches have the launchpad to themselves?  This week Richard Geoffroy, Dom Pérignon’s cellar master, was … Continue reading

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You may have noticed German grocery discount chain Lidl, never over-priced but over here, has been going up in the world with its wine. In 2012 Lidl launched an up-market Wine Celler range and recently I was pleased to test … Continue reading

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