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Less than four bottles of champagne in 100 are made from a single harvest. This statistic seals Champagne’s fact-pact with Port, where the proper vintage-dated stuff is under 2% of all Port made. And like Port, vintage champagne is only … Continue reading

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In Part 1 we showed how special wines in great years came to shape the meaning of ’vintage’ champagne.  And that this runs counter to the conventional view on planet wine that ‘vintage’ is an annual snapshot come rain or shine, and that like any photo … Continue reading

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The need for a wine to have a date on the bottle and for that date to be the year of the harvest whose fruit made the wine, has come to be something of a fetish among wine buffs. In … Continue reading

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