It seems a handmade card will no longer suffice to show our devotion to the object of our affections on Valentine's Day. Now it's not the thought that counts – a gift seems to be in order. What to get your Valentine? Handbag? As my husband is doubtless painfully aware, even I can’t find the … Continue reading What your Valentine gift says about you
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London's unofficial wine trade social club, 67 Pall Mall, today played host to the third edition of New Wave Champagne - a day of tasting dedicated to domaine (grower) Champagnes and family-owned "grower minded" Champagne houses. It was a great opportunity to taste Champagnes from producers who are making the running when it comes to … Continue reading New Wave Champagne
Yet another book about Champagne? Yes, but this is no encyclopaedia covering a recap of the history of the region, the development of the traditional method and a rundown of the big names of Champagne. As Walters makes clear in his introductory chapter, Disclaimers, this is not a textbook, covering all aspects of the region … Continue reading Review of Bursting Bubbles by Robert Walters
Champagne Castelnau, one of the region's largest co-operatives, unveiled smart new livery for its cuvées this week at Sakagura Japanese restaurant in London. I discovered Castelnau's Champagnes only a year ago and was impressed by the range - from the well-balanced freshness of its Brut Réserve and classy Blanc de Blancs, to the understated power … Continue reading Champagne Castelnau’s smart new clothes
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