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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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I’m relieved I have made this choice of a single wine without the careful sifting wine critics go through to sound authoritative when they pronounce on the good and great bottles of a year. This one has been sitting on … Continue reading

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There are times when Richard Geoffroy, the man who makes Dom Pérignon, comes on like a method actor playing the monkish Dom P himself. He speaks with an oracular ambiguity that might just be echoing forward from 1715, the year … Continue reading

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Recently I was invited to a central London townhouse with a bunch of other wine professionals. But unlike the enclave of law offices nearby, I was welcomed into a special interior. The black front door threshold was the wardrobe leading … Continue reading

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If you are an obsessive about your work or hobby, more so if they are the same thing, pilgrimages or milestones queue up.  I had a climber friend at school who used to doodle karabiners in maths. He died far … Continue reading

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Dom Pérignon’s latest release is called ‘DP 98 P2′ and makes it sound like a space ship. And I was reminded in May, when Dom Pérignon launched the ‘Plénitude 2′ version of their 1998 wine, of the Star Trek credits … 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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Dom Pérignon recently launched its Rosé 2002 in the UK.  Actually the global launch was in Istanbul the week before.  So first Byzantium and for us a bijou Victorian painter’s Leighton House Museum in London. It was lovely.  This is a great champagne.  Make … Continue reading

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