Stéphane Vignon – an original in Verzenay

The village of Verzenay In the broad sweep of Champagne vineyards which cover the Montagne de Reims , between that city and Epernay to the south, Verzenay is a village name that you might recognize. It's one of Champagne's Grand Cru villages, famous for producing long-lived and powerfully mineral wines predominantly from Pinot Noir. Many … Continue reading Stéphane Vignon – an original in Verzenay

Champagne Castelnau’s smart new clothes

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