Champagne News

Not Supermarket Champagnes

Fed up with just opting for Supermarket Champagnes?

I must firstly say that the following article is to not push people away from purchasing Champagne at supermarkets. I instead wish to advise those who have explored most of the labels from the wine isles of such stores as Tesco, Aldi and Morrisons and simply wish to see what other aromas and flavours there…

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The French Riviera

The French Riviera and Champagne

I think we must start with what exactly is the French Riviera as I am sure many will have heard about it and lots of us will not be exactly familiar as to what it references. I hope I am not wrong in saying that for those not living in France full time, much of…

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Ratafia Champenois Awards – 2020 Results

Host venue: Champagne Route Bar, Wapping, London Glass Sponsors: Lehmann Glassware Judges: ChairLady – Tatiana Mann DipWSET Patricia Stefanowicz MW Luisa Vogliolo-Welch DipWSET Andres Sossa Sommelier Vivienne Franks WSET Educator of Wine Paul Keturakis Restaurant Manager   2020 Results:   The World’s Finest Ratafia Champenois for 2020:   Champagne Dumangin J. Fils – Single Barrel…

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Robert-Allait, the Sublime Champagne

Once upon a dream, there was a far-away forest enshrouded in mystery, where a rose had been cultivated since forever. It wasn’t a regular rose, it was a Black one with petals graded from dark crimson to black. It was believed that this rose had mystical powers and that the lady who touched it would…

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Ratafia Champenois Judging 2020

Ratafia Champenois Impresses the Judges at 2020 Awards in London

There once was a hidden secret within the world of Champagne and it has had, at last, a stage to perform on and in front of an applauding audience chanting for ‘encore‘ it has made an impressive opening performance. The widest selection ever of Ratafia Champenois was brought together in one place following much encouragement from…

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The Worlds Best Champagne for 2020

The Best Champagne for 2020 – Roger Constant Lemaire

34,300 Hectares of vineyards, a 19,000 vine growing community and 2,124 houses that make their own. Known to many as the Wine of Kings and the King of Wines, 300 million bottles produced annually and with each standard bottles containing 49 million bubbles! Don’t you just love Champagne! For centuries the world has had the…

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World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Winner Reviewed by Michael Edwards

Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire Trianon 1966 was voted the world’s finest sparkling wine at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2020. It is an emotional experience to finally taste this year’s outright winner, with warm thanks to Sébastien Tournant Lemaire for sending me a bottle, a real fillip as we pass through lockdown. First, a little background….

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Is my Champagne corked

How and Why does Champagne go Bad?

When it comes to Champagne we usually have high expectations and rightly so as, in most cases per bottle, it costs the most against any other sparkling wine. Unless you are on a Champagne diet, we are likely to choose this world famous sparkling wine for special occasions such as celebrations and fine dining with…

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Champagne and Music

Can Music Influence your Champagne Tasting Experience?

Music is said to hold magical healing powers for both the mind and the body. From soothing stress levels to being seen as hugely beneficial for people living with dementia (Alzheimer’s Wiltshire). There is a lot more to music than simply tuning in to find out who leads the charts this week. “New Orleans, October…

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