Christopher Walkey

How to sell Champagne online

How to Sell Champagne Online

By Christopher Walkey / 26th January 2023

Though many of us would love to have an extra supply of Champagne and other favourite fine wines at home, there are plenty of people who are looking for the complete opposite with selling in mind over popping corks! There are countless reasons why you might wish to sell your Champagne / fine wine collection…

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What is a Wine Masterclass

What is a Wine Masterclass?

By Christopher Walkey / 25th January 2023

If you are to be involved in the wine industry then it is very important that you immerse yourself fully in the products you are working with. As wine is very much a flavour experience, though of similar importance, aroma and visual quality, it pays you to understand these qualities well in order to be…

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Sustainable, Biodynamic, Organic, Natural Sparkling Wines Explained

By Christopher Walkey / 23rd January 2023

With 100,000’s of wineries dotted around countless countries globally (7.5 million hectares of vineyard approx.) producing around 33 billion bottles of wine. The footprint this sector has is tremendous, which is why many governing bodies of wine regions are focusing on how the grapes are grown and the production methods. If we look at an…

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Ultimate Guide to Comtes de Champagne Vintages

Ultimate Guide to Comtes de Champagne Vintages / Price Values

By Christopher Walkey / 20th January 2023

One of the finest Champagne labels on the market with fans globally is the Comtes de Champagne from Champagne House Taittinger. Alongside classic label names such as Cristal from Roederer and Dom Pérignon from Moët & Chandon, Taittinger also offer their most prestigious cuvée in Comtes de Champagne which is equally acclaimed by wine critics…

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White Meat and Fish with Champagne

Why White Meats and Champagne?

By Christopher Walkey / 19th January 2023

Most of us, even if not the biggest of wine fans, will know of the rule of thumb quote ‘white wine for white meats (and fish) and red wine for red meats’. Depending on the style and quality of the wine chosen, this phrase is relatively a safe bet in most cases and worthy of…

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Wine Press Tours What to Expect

Press Trips – Wine & Wine Tourism Sector

By Christopher Walkey / 17th January 2023

As I completed my latest press trip thanks to a kind invitation from Wines of Sicily, I thought it was about time to share with you the kind of experience you can expect on press trips, along with some key tips and advice for those new to this area. During my last trip to Sicily…

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How to gain Success with a ‘Wine’ YouTube Channel

By Christopher Walkey / 12th January 2023

Founded in February of 2005 (it’s really only still a baby, or let’s call it not even an adult in human years) and the creation of three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim– YouTube today remains the property of Google, who purchased the platform in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion. Hefty price…

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Southern France Sparkling Wine – Bourdic Hills

By Christopher Walkey / 11th January 2023

The most famous sparkling wine today originates from France which is of course Champagne, though did you know that the French hold plenty more exceptional fizzy delights? You’d probably have heard of Crémant which holds seven geographical with regions across the country where production takes place to include Alsace, Burgundy and Bordeaux. Alongside this already…

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Vineyards of Sicily

Discover Sparkling Wines of Sicily

By Christopher Walkey / 10th January 2023

I have visited Italy countless times in the last few years and being a sparkling wine journalist, my invites and time have mostly been spent concentrated on the Northern areas where such regions as Prosecco, Franciacorta and Trento can be found. The climate and the land (terroir) of the north is very much suited to…

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