Tag: champagne

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

Initial success: how to celebrate passing the MW

Today 10 new Masters of Wine have been announced – including our very own Barbara Drew. After three intensive years of study, we asked her what she’ll be uncorking in celebration of those two hard-earned initials…

Battle of the sommeliers

The sip-slurping masters of our wine lists do much more than just pour wine. We sent Sophie Thorpe to watch Britain’s finest sommeliers pitched against one another and to find out just what it takes to become the best

Bursting Bubbles

Robert Walters’ Bursting Bubbles, offering forthright views on Champagne and its establishment, has made waves since it was first released. Here, Edwin Dublin, Assistant Manager of our London Shop and in-house Champagne aficionado, offers his opinion of the book I must confess I faced Bursting Bubbles – a book about one of my favourite wine […]