Bursting Bubbles

Robert Walters’ Bursting Bubbles, offering forthright views on Champagne and its establishment, has made waves since it was first released. Here, Edwin Dublin, Assistant Manager of our London Shop and in-house Champagne aficionado, offers his opinion of the book I must confess I faced Bursting Bubbles – a book about one of my favourite wine […]

Between the lines: Peter Liem’s Champagne

The regional blend has long been king in Champagne – but today the rise of artisan Growers, a focus on vintage expression and site-specific cuvées is changing the region’s reputation. Here, Champagne Specialist Edwin Dublin reviews Peter Liem’s new book, painting a thoroughly modern portrait of the region The beautiful presentation (boxed with some reprints […]

Eat, drink and sleep: Champagne

In the second of our regional guides, Champagne Specialist Edwin Dublin runs through a checklist for a trip to the region – ticking off where to stay, what to eat and who to visit. All told, Champagne produced about 307 million bottles in 2015, just a little less than Prosecco which now holds the crown […]

Champagne – better late-disgorged?

R.D., L.D. or D.T. – more and more Champagne bottles seem to be bearing these enigmatic acronyms, but what do they mean? We asked Champagne Specialist Edwin Dublin to explain what exactly late disgorgement is and why the trend has seized the industry. R.D., récemment dégorgé and dégorgement tardif all refer to that niche Champagne […]