Interview With A Sommelier – Dylan Johnstone-Morris

The World of Wine is beautifully showcased by an army of talented Sommeliers, who help the consumer discover their next favourite bottle, understand the different regions and pair a delicious meal with the right Glass of Bubbly. In this feature, I speak with a man from, England, who has helped many people to discover the…

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A Guide To French Crémant

Crémant, the French word for creamy, refers to a group of sparkling wines from France, other than Champagne. Different Crémant, made of different grape varieties, coming from different regions. Feeling a bit confused? This article will happily guide you through them! The French Crémant is the sparkling wine that is produced in almost every wine…

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Limoux, The Oldest Sparkling Wine In The World

To everybody’s surprise, not to mention disappointment, it is not Champagne that holds the reputation of the oldest sparking in the world, but it is the sparkling of Limoux! Limoux, a town in the region of Occitanie in France is not only the oldest sparkling winemaking region in the world but is also one of…

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Astélia Crémant de Limoux Blanc Grand Réserve

“Aside from wine, what I know the best are my three daughters, Astrid, Elisa and Apolline.” What better way for Jean-Claude Mas to honour his family than the creation of a premium range of wines that inspires its name from those of his daughters? Produced at the Domaines’ prized Martinolles property in Saint Hilaire, the…

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Celebrate New Beginnings with Bubbly

Years after leaving school, September still evokes images of crunching over newly-fallen leaves in new shoes on crisp mornings, new pencils and empty exercise books and a sense of possibility and starting afresh.  It remains a turning point in the year.  Parents are sending children to primary or secondary school or even university for the…

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Crémants to try

Crémants to try

Crémant is French sparkling wine made outside the Champagne region, but still using the traditional method or ‘méthode champenoise’. There are 8 appellations around France: Crémant d’Alsace (49%) Crémant de Bourgogne (20%) Crémant de Loire (18%) Crémant de Limoux (6%) Crémant du Jura (5%) Crémant de Bordeaux (2%) Crémant de Die Crémant de Savoie. Crémants…

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Blanquette de Limoux & Crémant de Limoux

Blanquette de Limoux & Crémant de Limoux

Everyone has heard of Champagne, but there are also plenty of other sparkling wines that come from France. Languedoc-Roussillon is actually the largest wine region of France and perhaps the oldest. Wine historians believe that the world’s first sparkling wine was produced in this region in 1531, by the monks at the abbey in Saint-Hilaire. It…

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Crémant de Limoux

Crémant de Limoux

AOP Crémant de Limoux Our Blanc de Blancs is a chardonnay-based mouthful of pure pleasure. A second fermentation in the bottle is followed by at least two years on the lees. Elegant, fresh and zingy, this wine is sure proof why Limoux has been so famous for its fizz ever since medieval times. Grape variety: Chardonnay – Chenin…

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