Tag: Bollinger

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 […]

Growers’ Champagne – A Growth Industry

Simon Field, our buyer for Champagne, sheds a little light on what makes Growers’ Champagne such a beguiling prospect. The term Grande Marque does not lack for Gallic flair, and – as with many things of Gallic persuasion – it does not actually mean a great deal. In relation to Champagne, the ‘Marque’ (ie ‘brand’) […]

A sparkling week in the life of Edwin Dublin, London Shop Champagne Specialist

For those who think of February as a dull month of fading memories of New Year festivities and of a winter that seems to never end, I have to disagree.  For the past few years, this month has always been enlivened by two important dates in my calendar.  The Berrys’ Rosé Champagne tasting that I host […]

The Dichotomous Life of Champagne

Creating a bottle of Champagne is a game of two halves: from the first fermentation with its viticultural processes of harvesting and fermenting for a pure and raw still alcohol, to the second fermentation of adding dosage and yeast to create bubbles for the glossy finished product. Two different processes, culminating in the same thing. […]