Champagne News

Champagne Frerejean Frères Presents Deep-Sea Aged Cuvée des Hussards 2008

In May 2017, the Maison brought ageing to a whole new level, sinking its 2008 vintage Cuvée des Hussards off the coast of Ouessant island, in Brittany. 24 bottles were caged and immerged at -60 meters under sea level. At such depth, ageing conditions for the wines is perfect: there is no natural light, temperatures…

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Champagne Deutz Brut NV

Champagne Deutz Harvest 2019

Temperature variations, ripening, the winegrowing cycle… All together an unprecedented harvest! After 11 days of harvesting in summer-like weather, the grapes, the fruit of an entire year’s work in the vineyards, have been safely brought home. The yields, considering the vagaries of the weather over the year, are decent and the quality, so important to…

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Champagne Roger Brun, Aÿ

Cradle of Pinot Noir Vignerons since before the 1789 French Revolution, the Bruns have always been motivated by a deep love of Aÿ their little home town, more a large village, renowned as the cradle of the original 17th century Champagne made purely from Pinot Noir. Head of the family Roger Brun, now semi retired,…

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Deutz Resurgent

One of the true great family firms in Champagne from its birth in Ay (1838) until 1990, Deutz fell victim to the effects of the ensuing first Gulf War that triggered acute world recession, compounded by disagreements among family shareholders. So, Head of House André Lallier-Deutz had to consider selling up; he, fortunately, found a…

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What temperature should you serve Champagne

Are you Guilty of These Champagne Crimes?

So you have bought or earned that bottle of Champagne so it is totally down to how you enjoy it right? I am not going to tell you how to drink your well earned bubbles, but I’d question you if you have ever been guilty of any of the following Champagne crimes. Champagne for many…

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Champagne Krug by Michael Edwards

Champagne Krug: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow by Michael Edwards

In thumbing through my book The Finest Wines of Champagne (Prix Roederer) 10 years after its publication in 2009, how does it shape up? One American critic sweetly writes that FWC has aged well. That was my aim, to sketch the philosophy and outlook of my 90 favourite Champagne producers, better to understand why in…

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Champagne Duval Leroy range

Champagne Duval-Leroy

Founded over 160 years ago in 1859, Champagne Duval-Leroy is a label with a strong history in the world of fine wines led by whom many regard as one of the pioneering female business women of the industry, Carol Duval-Leroy. A brand who state they are inspired by passion, not fashion and that its house…

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Champagne Infinite Eight - Butterfly Lovers Edition

Champagne Infinite Eight – Butterfly Lovers Edition

For many products packaging is just as important and sometimes even more important to that of the product it contains, clever branding helps to drive sales and increases consumer awareness. In the wine industry this fact increases as many people, just like choosing a book in the library, are tempted by the packaging / label…

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paul launois single barrel photo

Phillippe Jamesse’s Tasting Notes for Champagne Launois Auction Sale

On Friday June 14th, 2019, Champagne Paul Launois invites you to the first auction sale of bottles from a unique concept in Champagne: ‘Single barrel’ For more information on the sale click here Phillippe Jamesse’s Tasting Notes SINGLE BARREL 2018 SB 1803 The yellow fruit with a core characterizes the first scents, reinforced by a…

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