Champagne News

Champagne Bruno Paillard Launches Dosage Zéro – 30 Years After…

“Soft and rounded yellow fruit aromas, good warm straw yellow in colour. Initial dry fruit burst, fine dry and crispness in length.” Dosage Zéro Champagne Bruno Paillard. A launch in London for the Champagne Bruno Paillard Dosage Zéro welcomed a selection of internal press and wine writers to get a chance to taste its latest…

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New Vintage Release of Cristal Vinothèque 1996

Launched in Paris, the Vinothèque 1996 Blanc and Rosé are just the second vintage of Cristal Vinothèque to be released by Champagne Louis Roederer. MMD UK are delighted to offer them to the UK market. The decision was made over 20 years ago to hold back a small number of bottles of Cristal with the…

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7 Secrets to Champagne Appreciation

Champagne cannot be overrated – in fact, it doesn’t get so much appreciation as it deserves. The role of Champagne in our lives cannot be underestimated. Remove Champagne from a dinner and gala and all you have is a bunch of rich people in fancy suits staring at each other wishing they had Champagne. Even…

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Champagne Deutz 2018 Harvest – The Best in Living Memory?

“As if Nature had wanted to be forgiven for 2017…” Fabrice Rosset 2018, a year of superlatives! Extraordinary, mind-boggling, prodigious, fabulous… that’s how you might describe the 2018 wine harvest. The triad of quality, quantity and maturity, not experienced for many a decade, came together in 2018, to our great delight. We had hardly dared…

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Which Champagne glass shape is the best?

Fun Champagne Facts

The Avenue de Champagne is one of the most expensive streets in the entire world because of the millions of bottles of Champagne stored in the cellars beneath it. Over 250 kilometres (155 miles) of Champagne cellars lie beneath Reims, holding around 200 million bottles. Champagne produces about 300 million bottles of Champagne each year….

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2018 an Exceptional Vintage for Champagne

Unlike harvest 2017 when I saw in Champagne the grapes so much affected by botrytis that I could never imagine, this autumn Instagram is flooded with captivating pictures of beautiful grapes of the harvest 2018 now in full swing. Champagne Gimonnet posted a cluster of Chardonnay of 600 grams from which 3 glasses of Champagne…

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Billecart-Salmon Releases Collector’s Cuvée to Celebrate Bicentenary Year

Billecart-Salmon’s bicentenary celebrations continue into the second half of 2018, with the limited release of the Bicentenary Cuvée, launched at the anniversary garden party at the House in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ in June. Alongside the Founders’ Cuvées, this wine is another example of the elegant and lingering, yet powerful, style of Champagne for which Billecart-Salmon is famous….

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Hubert de Billy, Champagne Pol Roger, appointed as new President of PRIMUM FAMILIAE VINI

Hubert de Billy’s message: “Twenty-five years ago, my family was invited to join Primum Familiae Vini (PFV) which Robert Drouhin and Miguel Torres had created from scratch one year before. It was – and still is – a great honour to have been welcomed by this great association and to take part in this amazing adventure….

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Champagne or Prosecco? Let the fight begin…

Consumers across the world love their sparkling wines from famous regions to lesser known up and coming hotspots, be it rosé, red or Brut – Who would ever want to say no to a glass of bubbly? Sparkling wine is the category that the likes of Champagne, Cava, Prosecco, Franciacorta, Cremants and more sit in,…

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