The best Champagne of 2018
After an extensive blind tasting of Champagne this summer, and many other sampling exercises during the course of the year, one particular cuvée stood out as the best Champagne of 2018.
Champagne Gosset gives Pinot Meunier a prestige positioning with £90 fizz
Gosset has given Champagne’s workhorse grape a prestige positioning with the launch of a £90 fizz that’s made entirely from Pinot Meunier – a first for a Grande Marque.
Cooperative Champagnes beat famous brands in big fizz tasting
A major blind tasting of Champagnes last month saw lesser-known labels from the region’s cooperatives score better than famous bottles of branded fizz.
50 cent launches $1,000 Champagne ‘for winners only’
American rapper 50 cent has launched his own brand of Champagne “for winners only” with a gold-plated cross on every bottle and a blanc de blancs costing $1,000.
Six top-rated organic aperitifs that will make you look like a wine expert
We bring you six outstanding organic aperitifs that are so rare they will make you look like the most knowledgeable eco-conscious wine lover out there.
‘Exceptional’ Champagne harvest begins
The 2018 harvest in Champagne is due to begin tomorrow (21 August) it has been announced with the crop being described as “exceptional” both in quality and due to its early arrival.
Albert Adrià to open fizz and cake café in London
Albert Adrià, the younger brother of famed El Bulli founder Ferran Adrià, is to open a cake shop and sparkling wine bar inside The Hotel Café Royal in Piccadilly this November.
Fine wine wobbles in July
The Liv-Ex 100 Index Wobbled In July With A 0.7% Decline But The Wider-Focused Fine Wine 1000 Index Gained 0.7%.
Champagne limits yields to 315m bottles in 2018
Champagne has set the available yield from this year’s harvest at 10,800kg/ha, which will produce the equivalent of approximately 315m bottles.