Tag: champagne

Liquid history

Could Brexit mean the return of the pint-sized Champagne bottle? Hubert de Billy – great-great-grandson of Pol Roger – contemplates the past and future of one of the most unusual bottles in our cellars Since our foundation in 1849 by M. Pol Roger, my great-great-grandfather, we have remained family-owned and independent, both commercially and in […]

How to open Champagne

With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, this extract from our introductory wine book tells you how to pop corks like a pro (and without losing half the bottle) Standing on the Winner’s Podium, the triumphant athlete shakes the Champagne bottle and releases a fountain of fizz… This image of celebration (or shocking waste, if […]

Eat, drink and sleep: Champagne

In the second of our regional guides, Champagne Specialist Edwin Dublin runs through a checklist for a trip to the region – ticking off where to stay, what to eat and who to visit. All told, Champagne produced about 307 million bottles in 2015, just a little less than Prosecco which now holds the crown […]

Summer serves: Prince of Wales

In the second of our series of light, bright cocktails to match the season’s weather, Amanda Baxter suggests a zesty twist to the classic Champagne cocktail. The Prince of Wales cocktail was actually created by HRH King Edward VII himself. A king with authentic ties to Berry Bros. & Rudd, he awarded us our first royal […]