Not just for celebration

Following our inaugural tasting of Grower Champagne at Vintners’ Hall last night, Edwin Dublin – Champagne Specialist – reports on the event focusing on the region’s artisan producers, and the wines that he felt shone bright. Seventeen producers, 51 champagnes and the glittering surroundings of the Vintners’ Hall, the home of London’s wine trade, made for […]

Inside the salons of Champagne

Edwin Dublin – Champagne Specialist and Assistant Manager of our London Shop – reports on his recent tour of the Champagne salons, tasting the expressive wines of artisan growers in the region. ‘The growers have arrived!’ This, apparently, was the rallying cry in 2009 of a flag-waving Champagne grower-producer at the inaugural Champagne salon. Coincidentally, […]

What to drink in 2015: Champagne

In the most recent instalment in our series on the vintages to enjoy this year, Edwin Dublin – Champagne Specialist and Assistant Manager of our London Shop – takes a look at the Champagnes that are shining now. Champagne has a heady number of styles to enjoy in 2015. Growers are still pushing the envelope, often using sustainable […]

Rediscovering its sparkle

Edwin Dublin, Assistant Manager at our London Shop and a champion of Champagne, on why the oft-overlooked Vintage Champagne category is deserving of our renewed interest – and enjoyment When one thinks of Champagne, ‘luxury’ and ‘glamour’ tend to spring to mind more readily than ‘value’. Yet one of the trade secrets surrounding Champagne is […]