Tag: sparkling wine

Sparkling wines: Davy Żyw on Champagne

We speak to Davy Żyw, our Wine Buyer, about the rich and fascinating world of sparkling wine. In this first instalment of our two-part series, we explore the Champagne region, uncovering the reasons it produces such remarkable wines. What are the main methods used for making sparkling wine? The most important sparkling wines can be […]

What we’re drinking: Our favourite wines

Our experts relish any opportunity to help you discover something new – as much as they love a good wine itself. Here are a few of their favourites, from Bollinger’s lesser-known Pinot Noir to Hambledon’s sparkling wine. So dive in, find out what our team are drinking, and perhaps you’ll find a new favourite, too. […]

2008 Champagne: tasting the prestige cuvées

The 2008 Champagne vintage is considered one of the region’s best ever. With most of the prestige cuvées now on the market, we asked Champagne Specialist Edwin Dublin to see whether the wines live up to the vintage’s reputation The 2008 vintage in Champagne undoubtedly resulted in some of the greatest wines ever produced from […]

Is Cava in crisis?

With a new splinter group leaving the Cava DO, Master of Wine and Agency Manager Lenka Sedlackova asks whether Catalan sparkling wine is having an identity crisis, and considers what the future might hold for fine Spanish fizz