Tag: champagne

London Launch for Dom Pérignon 2004

How do you launch an iconic champagne? Well, you can have a light extravaganza on the hallowed grounds of the Abbaye Hautvillers from whence the Dom himself came, and which set Twitter alight with affirmative sparkling commentary. This then becomes a fascinating backdrop on screens for those of us attending the London launch at an […]

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 […]

Fine Wine Market Update: December

With the end of year in sight, a few rays of sunlight have brightened the fine wine outlook over the past month. Christies reported a series of lucrative fine wine auctions in Hong Kong (23rd-25th November) including a rare private cellar focussed primarily on Bordeaux. Decanter published an article headed ‘Bordeaux prices ‘stabilising’: analysts’ supporting […]

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. […]