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Champagne de Venoge’s Tabletop Christmas Tree

For Christmas and the New Year, the ‘Vin des Princes’ Blanc de Blancs will add an extra sparkle to the finest tables, both through the quality of this sophisticated, world famous Champagne and through its special limited-edition presentation box. Conceived as a reference to the magnificent Christmas tree that graces the Louis XV salon of…

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Launch of Champagne Castelnau Extra Brut

Champagne Castelnau is adding an Extra Brut to its range in response to increased demand for its range of Champagnes and a marked uplift in sales of the ultra-dry style. Champagne Castelnau Extra Brut is dressed to match the rest of the range in the eye-catching contemporary packaging launched by the brand last year. “Adding…

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Hommage to William Deutz

William Deutz, a man of vision, who fell in love with the beauty of the landscapes and the reputation of the terroir, decided to set up his business, with a few associates in 1838. A majestic terroir stretching from the banks of the Marne River up to the southern slopes of the Montagne de Reims,…

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Champagne Bruno Paillard Launches Dosage Zéro – 30 Years After…

“Soft and rounded yellow fruit aromas, good warm straw yellow in colour. Initial dry fruit burst, fine dry and crispness in length.” Dosage Zéro Champagne Bruno Paillard. A launch in London for the Champagne Bruno Paillard Dosage Zéro welcomed a selection of internal press and wine writers to get a chance to taste its latest…

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New Vintage Release of Cristal Vinothèque 1996

Launched in Paris, the Vinothèque 1996 Blanc and Rosé are just the second vintage of Cristal Vinothèque to be released by Champagne Louis Roederer. MMD UK are delighted to offer them to the UK market. The decision was made over 20 years ago to hold back a small number of bottles of Cristal with the…

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7 Secrets to Champagne Appreciation

Champagne cannot be overrated – in fact, it doesn’t get so much appreciation as it deserves. The role of Champagne in our lives cannot be underestimated. Remove Champagne from a dinner and gala and all you have is a bunch of rich people in fancy suits staring at each other wishing they had Champagne. Even…

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Champagne Deutz 2018 Harvest – The Best in Living Memory?

“As if Nature had wanted to be forgiven for 2017…” Fabrice Rosset 2018, a year of superlatives! Extraordinary, mind-boggling, prodigious, fabulous… that’s how you might describe the 2018 wine harvest. The triad of quality, quantity and maturity, not experienced for many a decade, came together in 2018, to our great delight. We had hardly dared…

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Which Champagne glass shape is the best?

Fun Champagne Facts

The Avenue de Champagne is one of the most expensive streets in the entire world because of the millions of bottles of Champagne stored in the cellars beneath it. Over 250 kilometres (155 miles) of Champagne cellars lie beneath Reims, holding around 200 million bottles. Champagne produces about 300 million bottles of Champagne each year.…

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2018 an Exceptional Vintage for Champagne

Unlike harvest 2017 when I saw in Champagne the grapes so much affected by botrytis that I could never imagine, this autumn Instagram is flooded with captivating pictures of beautiful grapes of the harvest 2018 now in full swing. Champagne Gimonnet posted a cluster of Chardonnay of 600 grams from which 3 glasses of Champagne…

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