Monthly Archives: September 2013

The world’s most loved champagne. That’s what Moët say. There’s certainly more of it than any other made, well over 20m bottles, maybe over 25m by some professional guesses. But it’s not always been the most loved by those curmudgeonly … Continue reading

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Champagne’s still wines, called Coteaux Champenois are definitely worth a look.  But they remain a curiosity even for champagne enthusiasts.  And the quality is distinctly ho hum apart from a few specialists. It’s strange to know that until about 1850 … Continue reading

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I’m not one of those people who normally finds discussion about serving wines interesting or cool. Equally wine and food matching, though it has passing interest, is not something I get too fussed about, even though I care passionately about … Continue reading

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Champagne geeks argue about disgorgement dates. Excuse me, you might say, I suggest they get out more. Hello, it’s a drink. In case you do not know and are not near a geek to ask, I’d better say what it … Continue reading

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Champagne Henriot was founded in 1808, but its grape-growing and winemaking (still wine back then) began in 1794 when Nicolas Henriot, a wine and textile merchant in Reims, married Apolline Godinot who owned vineyards.  After only 14 years of marriage, … Continue reading

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The hot, late summer sun shone yesterday on London Fields, Hackney’s epicentre of cool. If your eyes weren’t behind top shades, you weren’t dressed. In ten years this East End locale has become the gambolling park for London’s professional jeunesse … Continue reading

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