Tag: champagne

Divide and rule

As Champagne alternatives rise in popularity, with English sparkling wine trickling into the mainstream, Cava continues to battle its low-quality image. Here Simon Field MW – our Buyer for both Spain and Champagne – formally introduces the wines of two quality-focused Cava houses producing superb wines. With apologies for the tired formula, it may be […]

The future of Prestige Cuvées

Ahead of Champagne Taittinger’s release of their 2006 Comtes de Champagne, Gareth Birchley – Fine Wine Buyer for Asia – looks into the future of the Champagne market’s most prized bottles, the Prestige Cuvées. The release of the very first Prestige Cuvées from the much-lauded 2002 vintage proved a perfect storm for the boom of […]

Champagne of the stars

Dom Pérignon may have claimed to be drinking the stars, but the illustrious Champagne Thiénot has been drunk by the stars twice, as the official Champagne of the Oscars Pre-Show and Governors Ball. Here Ferorsa Choi – Private Account Manager in our Hong Kong office – recounts a tasting of the House’s eminent wines. Champagne […]

Not just for celebration

Following our inaugural tasting of Grower Champagne at Vintners’ Hall last night, Edwin Dublin – Champagne Specialist – reports on the event focusing on the region’s artisan producers, and the wines that he felt shone bright. Seventeen producers, 51 champagnes and the glittering surroundings of the Vintners’ Hall, the home of London’s wine trade, made for […]