In the run up to Christmas, it’s always fun to see the innovative manner in which the champagne houses present us with new and exciting products.
Today it’s the turn of the house of Veuve Cliquot to come under the spotlight, with two new products available.
Veuve Clicquot en Ballade avec Suits Me
Inspired surely […]
Why is champagne a drink for celebrations and used to mark special occasions? Is it just because it’s exclusive and iconic?
The bubbly, light-colored wine has historically been associated with luxury and the parties of the royal courts and aristocracy of Europe, said Kolleen M. Guy, associate professor of history at the University of […]
So, if there’s any invention of the 20th century that’s the epitome of convenience, mass marketing and embraced by people the world over, it must be that of the canned drink.
There’s probably not a person alive today who would bat an eyelid as someone pops the tab on such a drink; but perhaps they […]
When you think of the character of James Bond, then certain luxurious products automatically spring to mind. So the pairing of Bollinger Champagne with the man with a license to kill is probably a match made in heaven.
002 for 007 is a limited edition created by Bollinger to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bond…. […]
In marketing terms, September certainly isn’t too early to be thinking about Christmas. So it’s not surprising to see the 2012 Christmas and New Year special collection already available to purchase.
Well, a year has passed since Remy Cointreau sold the champagne brands, Piper Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck to the family run group, EPI.
So, what has happened in the last 12 months, and what can we expect to see gracing the shelves in this new era of Heidsieck champagne?
It seems that there are quite […]
We love new champagne products, so are delighted to tell you about the latest offering from Joseph Desruets Champagne – La Bacchus.
This Cuvée is being produced in a strictly limited and numbered run of only 3,120 bottles. Produced from wine aged four years and made up of 70 per cent Pinot […]
Produced from the extraordinary harvest of 2002, this Henri Giraud Champagne is composed of three quarters Pinot Noir and a quarter Chardonnay wine.
Aged in oak barrels from the Argonne Forest that are made from timbers selected by expert merrandier, Camille Gauthier; these individually numbered bottles are gilded with fine gold and sealed closed […]
We love new products, and when it comes from one of the top names in champagne it makes it even more exciting.
Enter ‘La Ponsardine’ – the latest limited edition from Veuve Clicquot.
Containing a bottle of Cuvée Brut Yellow Label, the champagne is presented in what is literally a large sardine tin – complete […]
Major Houses Non-Vintages Dominate the UK Market
The 2012 Lanson Champagne Category Report (covering sales for 2011) shows that in the UK market that it’s the major brands non-vintage offerings that are the most popular purchases.
In terms of off-trade sales these top brands represents 62.7 per cent of the total market. However, when it […]
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> July 25th: Charles Lafitte 1834 Blanc de Blancs 12%. Nice nose, but far too sweet. The bubbles are great. 5.5/10
> July 19th: Billecart Salmon Brut. Rather balanced, not enough bubbles for my taste, a good pre-dinner Champagne, a bit too flat 6.5/10
> July 14th: Henri Giraud Cuvée Argonne 2002. Gentle fine bubbles: 9/10
> June 29th: Val de Cune Prosecco Treviso Brut. Very nice: 8/10
> June 25th: Champagne Mailly Grand Cru Brut Réserve: No bubbles, sour, flat.. 4/10
> June 20th: Champagne Beauvalet Brut Cote Des Bar Urville: 7/10
> June 18th: Piper Heidsieck Standard: very nice Champagne, that's a 8/10
> June 16th: Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut (Cava) .. stuff is too sweet 4.5/10
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