Tag: champagne

Inside the salons of Champagne

Edwin Dublin – Champagne Specialist and Assistant Manager of our London Shop – reports on his recent tour of the Champagne salons, tasting the expressive wines of artisan growers in the region. ‘The growers have arrived!’ This, apparently, was the rallying cry in 2009 of a flag-waving Champagne grower-producer at the inaugural Champagne salon. Coincidentally, […]

A week on the slopes

Trading her skis for secateurs, Stephanie Barlow from the Warehouse Shop recounts a week on the slopes of the Montagne de Reims at Champagne Mailly, the producer behind two of our own-label Champagnes. The Grand Cru village of Mailly is nestled on the north face of the Montagne de Reims and grows some of the […]

What to drink in 2015: Champagne

In the most recent instalment in our series on the vintages to enjoy this year, Edwin Dublin – Champagne Specialist and Assistant Manager of our London Shop – takes a look at the Champagnes that are shining now. Champagne has a heady number of styles to enjoy in 2015. Growers are still pushing the envelope, often using sustainable […]

Pairing wine with shellfish

In the sixth and final chapter on pairing wine with key ingredients, food writer Susie Carter looks at the best matches to complement shellfish. Shellfish is very delicate in flavour, so it’s important not to overpower it with the wine you serve. France tends to have a more austere approach to aromatic whites than New […]