Champagne News

Where do Champagne bubbles come from

What causes the bubbles in Champagne?

Champagne for many of us is all about the fizz, the pop, the effervescence or quite simply the bubbles! What sets Champagne and many other sparkling wines apart is, of course, the lively character thanks to the appearance of the bubbles – I am sure you are familiar with letting Champagne go flat and how…

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What Does ‘Grower Champagne’ Mean?

Grower Champagne can only be called a Grower Champagne if all the grapes used in producing your Champagne were grown on vines in your own vineyards/estate, rather then purchasing grapes from other third party vineyards. Grower Champagne is referred to in French as Récoltant-Manipulant Récoltant-Manipulant can also be identified as RM on a label. Not…

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How Traditional Method Sparkling Wine Is Made

Traditional Method, sometimes referred to as the Méthode Champenoise, is famously used to create Champagne in the Champagne region of France, but it isn’t exclusively used there. You don’t have to be in Champagne to use the Traditional Method, as Sparkling Wines in France, outside the Champagne region use this method, even Spain uses this…

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A Sparkling Wine For Every Season

Every season brings a new atmosphere, with one making you want to spend as much time outside soaking in the sun, with an ice lolly in hand, where another will make you want to snuggle up indoors next to an open fire reading a good book with a glass of Sparkling Red Wine in hand,…

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What is a Great Champagne for a First Date?

Picking the right Champagne or Sparkling Wine can be a bit tricky, that’s if you want to find the right one, it’ll be up to you when you want to pop the cork on your bottle of bubbly. Glass of Bubbly has made it easier to pick out the perfect bottle to enjoy on your…

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Michael Edwards Desert Island Fizz

My Desert Island Fizz: Michael Edwards

In a new series of online interviews, we take a look at well known wine professionals and with the idea of Desert Island Discs in mind we ask them to choose, instead of music, their three favourite sparkling wines to take with them if ever they find themselves ‘Robinson Crusoe’d‘ as such! Our series entitled ‘My…

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Japanese Cuisine with Champagne Duval Leroy

7 Course Japanese Dinner ‘Champagne Duval-Leroy & ASDA Style’

A Champagne that I have many good memories of is Duval-Leroy. A house with a famous history and where adversity turned in to success that inspires many still today and who lit up the first movement towards woman making a true mark in the industry. Champagne Duval-Leroy “In this family history, Carol is the female…

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If you can’t beat them… do something different

How some independent Champagne makers are finding success by challenging accepted wisdom. The usual version of this old saying is If you can’t beat them… join them. In Champagne that has traditionally meant looking for success by following the lead of the famous brands, but recently many small Champagne producers are finding that breaking some…

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