Tag: champagne

In praise of the magnum

As we approach Christmas – the time, if any, that we all deserve a touch of indulgence – Private Account Manager Jared Ehret considers why size does (sometimes) matter, pondering the virtues of the majestic magnum That smutty adage, of size not being as important as the way it’s used, strikes me as profoundly true […]

Between the lines: Peter Liem’s Champagne

The regional blend has long been king in Champagne – but today the rise of artisan Growers, a focus on vintage expression and site-specific cuvées is changing the region’s reputation. Here, Champagne Specialist Edwin Dublin reviews Peter Liem’s new book, painting a thoroughly modern portrait of the region The beautiful presentation (boxed with some reprints […]

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 […]