Tag: champagne

Growing into the Rôle

It is now a full two years since your correspondent selflessly embarked on a fortnight’s voyage of discovery of the vineyards of Champagne. Accompanied by the equally selfless Alun Griffiths MW, I set off on the long and frankly sometimes rather uneventful drive through the badlands of the Pas de Calais, taking advantage of the […]

Christmas day, the experts’ way

Do you know which wines you’ll be drinking this Christmas? We caught up with a few of our experts to see which fine drops will be accompanying their festivities this year: “Lunch is always scrambled eggs and smoked salmon, accompanied by Berrys’ UKC Blanc de Blancs Champagne. I keep my appetite primed for the evening […]

Champagne: an education

Whenever possible, I suggest tempering an early morning wake-up with the promise of a nice glass of champagne. Better still, I suggest that that glass of champagne be had in Champagne itself. Just a few days ago I was lucky enough to experience that and now I live a dismal existence in the hope of […]

Dizzy Heights

The idea was as immediately appealing as it was self-evidently indulgent, namely to conduct an ‘experiment’ to assess the on-going impact of altitude on the taste and flavour of Champagne. And we are not talking 35, 000 feet here, and the effects of cabin pressure and recycled air of a dubious nature. On the contrary, […]