Category: Champagne and Sparkling Wine

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

Taking the plunge: underwater ageing

Most producers mature their bottles carefully in cool, musty cellars – but a handful are looking into the deep blue sea, trialling underwater ageing. Here Master of Wine Simon Field explores the trend

How Champagne got its bubbles

The Champagne region wasn’t always known for sparkling wine. Sophie Thorpe uncovers how the region discovered the bubbles that made its name