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Help, I’ve got more Champagne than I can drink right now! How should I store it?

Help, I’ve got more Champagne than I can drink right now! How should I store it?

A real first world problem! If, like most of us, you don’t happen to have a huge purpose built wine cellar right under your house then what is the best way to store your cherished Champagne and keep it just right for when you decide to enjoy it? I have pulled together a few handy…

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Bruno Paillard Assemblage 2004 and Blanc de Blancs 2004

Bruno Paillard Assemblage 2004 and Blanc de Blancs 2004

Champagne Bruno Paillard Assemblage 2004 and Blanc de Blancs 2004. Hailed a “remarkable vintage” by owner, Bruno Paillard, 2004 was a year which was typified by richness, following a near-perfect growing season. The Assemblage 2004 is a blend of nine villages from the region – the proportions of which are a house secret – with…

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Bruno Paillard

Bruno Paillard

Bruno Paillard was born in Reims in 1953. His ancestors have been vinegrowers an grape brokers  in the two Grands Crus villages of Bouzy and Verzenay since 1704. In January 1981, Bruno Paillard is 27 years old, and with nothing but his will – no vineyards, no money – he sells his old Jaguar that…

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G.H.Mumm - The Red Ribbon

G.H.Mumm – The Red Ribbon

In 1876, a single idea changed the course of G.H.Mumm’s future. To assert the quality of its champagne, G.H.MUMM’s agent Joseph Jourdan came up with the idea of decorating the bottles with the famous red ribbon of the Legion of Honour. For some esteemed customers, a few bottles were decorated with a ribbon of genuine red silk, sealed with…

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G.H.Mumm - The History

G.H.Mumm – The History

The story begins in 1761, when Peter Arnold Mumm, born of a long line of barons and knights stretching back to the twelfth century, proprietors of substantial vineyards, set up a wine merchants’ in Cologne. When his three sons Gottlieb, Jacobus and Philipp joined the business, they took a keen interest in the Champagne region, whose sparkling wines were enjoying…

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P. Louis Martin Champagne

P. Louis Martin Champagne

Located in the Montagne de Reims surrounded by 10 Hectares of vineyards this family owned Estate brings you this range of Grower Champagne. P Louis Martin Brut Bouzy NV 70% Pinot Noir – 30% Chardonnay Great brioche and lemon nose, with a creamy feel on the palate. Fine delicate and persistent bubbles, balance well with the…

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P. Louis Martin Champagne House

P. Louis Martin Champagne House

The P. Louis Martin Champagne House was founded in 1864 in Bouzy by Louis Martin. Louis Martin actively participated in founding the Bouzy Cooperative and was elected its founding President. Thus he started out in wine making in 1929. His son Paul actively helped him in particular in extending the chalky cellars in order to…

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Range of Gosset Champagne

Range of Gosset Champagne

The antique range (Grande Réserve, Grand Blanc de Blancs, Grand Rosé and Grand Millésime) and the CELEBRIS range are recognizable thanks to their antique bottle from the 18th century, an exclusive model which has been in the GOSSET family collection since 1736. The Celebris wines were repackaged in 2007, the Grandes cuvées in 2011 and Brut Excellence in 2013…

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Gosset Champagne

Gosset Champagne

Champagne Gosset was founded by Pierre Gosset, the mayor of Aÿ, in 1584 and is the ‘Oldest Wine House in Champagne’ The house remained in the Gosset family until 1993 when it was bought by the Cointreau family. The Cointreau family can trace their involvement in the wine and spirit industry back to 1210. The Cointreau’s vowed to…

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