Category: Champagne and Sparkling Wine

Barbara Drew MW on prestige cuvée Champagne

Barbara Drew MW selects the most memorable prestige cuvée Champagne enjoyed at various points throughout her career and personal life, and highlights a handful of bottles which would be perfectly suited to any festive celebration. Prestige cuvée Champagne: three words that are impossible to say without both joy and a certain smartness; a phrase that […]

Champagne Pol Roger: an interview with Hubert de Billy

Hubert de Billy is the great-great-grandson of Pol Roger, one of the few family-owned Champagne Houses and a perennial favourite in the UK. We caught up with him before the confinement in France to discuss history, philosophy, gastronomy and more besides. On ties to Champagne “My destiny to work in the Champagne industry was confirmed […]

2008 Champagne: tasting the prestige cuvées

The 2008 Champagne vintage is considered one of the region’s best ever. With most of the prestige cuvées now on the market, we asked Champagne Specialist Edwin Dublin to see whether the wines live up to the vintage’s reputation The 2008 vintage in Champagne undoubtedly resulted in some of the greatest wines ever produced from […]

Is Cava in crisis?

With a new splinter group leaving the Cava DO, Master of Wine and Agency Manager Lenka Sedlackova asks whether Catalan sparkling wine is having an identity crisis, and considers what the future might hold for fine Spanish fizz