Top 5 Champagnes For Romance

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Secret Agent of Seduction Somehow seduction and champagne have always been inexorably linked. Perhaps its down to eighteenth century royal courtesan Madame de Pompadour (favourite mistress to Louis XV). She was the first beauty to spruik champagne … [Read more...]

Champagne Shopping Guide Christmas 2013

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Did you know we buy more than 10 million bottles of champagne at Christmas? Whilst the majority of champagne purchased at Christmas is for seasonal gifting - hence all the sparkly packaging with value adds like flutes, ice buckets, sabres and even a … [Read more...]

UK Bank Holiday Champagne Tips

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Champagne Summer - TOP 3 UNDER 40 (From Cheap to Chic) August Bank Holiday Weekend may officially mark the 'end of summer' here in the UK, but let's not whinge just yet because Blighty has won big on international sport and enjoyed more sunny days … [Read more...]

Champagnes Fit For A Royal Baby Prince of Cambridge

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On Monday 22nd July 2013 at London Paddington's St Marys hospital private Lindo Wing, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a healthy baby boy who will one day become the 43rd monarch since William The Conqueror. Following on from the 2011 … [Read more...]

Champagne & Art: Hosono wins inaugural Perrier Jouet Arts Salon Prize

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Ceramicist Hitomi Hisono, inaugural #PJArtsSalon prize winner, launches her first solo exhibition at The Chambers Club, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London Arts Salons originated in Paris in 1735, when France's Louis XV commissioned the first … [Read more...]

Monopole – ‘The Mean Machine’ Sydney Restaurant Review

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Australia's restaurant designer of the moment Pascale Gomes-Mcnabb (responsible for the recent make-overs at Claude's and The Bentley Bar) and Bentley's co-owners Brent Savage (chef) and Nick Hildebrandt (sommelier) are the award-winning A team … [Read more...]

Time Out Dubai Young Chef of the Year 2012

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In October 2012 Time Out Dubai launched its 2nd annual competition designed to uncover the best young culinary talent in the Emirates, which sees short-listed entrants and their front of house teams battle it out in front of  Time Out readers in a … [Read more...]

Bubbledogs – Harpers Restaurant Review

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With Londoners in the grip of street food fever and creative industries in the East End growing at double the rate of the financial services sector (according to the latest report by The Centre for Economics and Business Research), one might expect a … [Read more...]

Chateau de Bligny – L’Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne

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Chateau de Bligny - Champagne's only grower producer Chateau On Saturday September 8th 2012, just a few days before the start of the Champagne harvest, more than 100 international VIP guests (including journalists, restaurant owners, retaillers and … [Read more...]

Global Champagne Day – A Social Media Success Story Worth Celebrating

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In its inaugural year (Thursday 28th October 2010) #champagneday was celebrated between San Francisco and Sydney and reached 0.5 million champagne lovers. In 2011 expert led champagne tastings were held in Sydney, Napa, Boston, Buenos Aires, Toronto … [Read more...]