Category Archives: Champagne

Champagne – A Hotbed of Speculation

Champagne’s location between French and German kingdoms has always left it open to the ravages of war and invading armies but the wine region has also seen internal political struggle and civil unrest too. The delimination (setting out of the … Continue reading

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Why You Should Choose Grower Champagnes and My Top Choice

You may have heard the excitement about Grower Champagnes and last year I went out to the Champagne region to search for one I could bring back to the UK. I was lucky enough to discover Champagne Morel Pere et … Continue reading

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Toasting Sparkling Wine in China – Moet Hennessy Opens Vineyard in Ningxia

China Daily have reported that Moet Hennessy, owned by French luxury group LVMH, have inaugurated China’s first winery dedicated to the production of ‘premium’ sparkling wine, in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region. The sparkling wine is to be released under … Continue reading

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Champagne and Saint Emilion – What Do They Have In Common?

Saint Emilion and Champagne have more in common than you might think. The Tourist Office of Chateau Thierry and Festival Committee of Mont Saint Père (in the Champagne department of Aisne) recently met officials of Saint Emilion in the town … Continue reading

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Semi Sweet Whites and Sparkling Wines With Pheasant and Spinach Curry

Pheasant is one game bird that most of us recognise and has always been popular on the dinner table. The Romans are considered responsible for the spread of pheasants in western Europe. When Julius Caesar invaded England in the 1st … Continue reading

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Good Value, High Quality Sparkling Wine: Jean Baptiste Adam Crémant d’Alsace

The British seem to have always had a love of sparkling wine, Champagne in particular. However across the Channel the top selling sparkling wine in France is actually Crémant d’Alsace. Crémant wines from Alsace are often mistaken for Champagnes and … Continue reading

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Discovering Champagne Morel Pere et Fils

A while ago I visited Champagne on the hunt for some new discoveries to bring back to the UK. It was an enjoyable trip packed with pit stops to the many small Champagne Houses that are unheard of over here. … Continue reading

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New English Vineyard to Produce 1 Million Bottles of Champagne a Year

The Daily Mail has reported that a new vineyard is being planted in Sussex that will be the UK’s largest, with plans to produce one million bottles of sparkling wine a year. Rathfinny Estate is owned by Mark Driver who … Continue reading

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Mystery Wine From the Titanic

CBC News in Canada has reported that Betty Thomas in Halifax, Nova Scotia has what she believes is a bottle ofwine that came off the Titanic. The wine is an unopened champagne bottle of sparkling wine: Jeanne d’Arc Vin Mousseux, … Continue reading

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Pennies From Heaven – Builders Working For Champagne Lanson Find A Lost Fortune in Gold

Three builders renovating a house belonging to Champagne Alexandre Bonnet in Les Riceys (which is owned by Champagne Lanson) got a surprise earlier this month – gold coins began raining down from between the joists in the ceiling, bouncing off … Continue reading

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