Monthly Archives: October 2016

Yesterday was a Saturday afternoon well spent with assorted champagne-nut friends who each brought well-wrapped bottles of 2008 to taste blind. The smiles began early, egged on by a stiffener of Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve NV before kick-off. This was … Continue reading

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The champagne flute is dead.  I cannot bring myself to say ‘Long live the flute’. So, just to be clear: it is now sensible and chic to serve champagne in good quality white wine glasses. The move is now normal, … Continue reading

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I think Richard Geoffroy, wine maker of Dom Perignon, is the best act in the wineworld ‘hood. When he comes to London to launch new nectar, the lucky invitees dutifully report somewhere nice (the 6th floor of Claridge’s on this … Continue reading

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