Monthly Archives: November 2014

London newcomer to UK champagne sales The Finest Bubble, put on a remarkable tasting to clients, press and trade, which to the lucky fifty people there, laid down a marker to some of champagne’s naysayers.  The fact is, I hear … Continue reading

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I’ve always loved Champagne Ruinart, both its very serious Dom Ruinart versions and its gluggable Rosé NV.  But the wine most people say they love a lot from the range is Ruinart Blanc de Blancs NV, in its very distinctive … Continue reading

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I had the chance to catch up with Europe Red Butch Central last week. Gigondas for now, is only red with some rosé versions, and mainly Grenache, the most planted grape in the Rhône and the whole of the south … Continue reading

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How far has single estate (‘grower’) champagne come? The top independent estates became so 20-40 years ago.  But only recently has it begun to seem grown up and step out in long pants with both serious connoisseurs and the more … Continue reading

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