Category: Champagne and Sparkling Wine

Krug: a Marque of distinction

Gary Owen, a Private Account Manager in our Fine Wine team, explains the superstar allure of Krug’s prestige Champagnes on the eve of a rare tasting hosted by its ebullient House Director, Olivier Krug There are very few wines which evoke the excitement, nay, almost hysteria amongst those in the wine trade and customers alike […]

Franciacorta: a threat to Champagne’s throne?

Sophie Thorpe, a member of our Marketing team, espouses the virtues of all that effervesces in Italy’s wine industry and discovers it’s not all about the Prosecco As far as the Italian sparkling wine category is concerned, Prosecco is the dominant style, thanks to its easy-drinking nature and association with Giuseppe Cipriani’s fêted cocktail, the […]

Cava’s coming of age

Our tasting last month featured some wonderful new additions to our Spanish offer that reflect just how extensive – and diverse – it has become. None reflect the quality of the country’s vinous industry more succinctly than Raventós i Blanc, a family-owned maker of exceptional sparkling wines since 1497. Here their International and Marketing Director, Sabina […]

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 […]