Top 5 Champagnes For Romance


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 … [Read more...]

Champagne Shopping Guide Christmas 2013


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


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


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


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...]

Bubbledogs – Harpers Restaurant Review


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


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


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...]

Heston’s Diamond Jubilee Strawberry Crumble Crunch


Guests at the Diamond Jubilee picnic and concert in front of Buckingham Palace on Monday 4 June 2012 will enjoy a special picnic menu designed by Heston Blumenthal, Royal Chef Mark Flanagan and Waitrose. Creations include a modern twist on … [Read more...]