Sugar Free Champagne


Sugar Free Champagne wins HealthSmart Award. I was recently approached by the editor of a national health magazine to create a rather unusual Champagne tasting experience.  Sue Carney from HealthSmart magazine asked me to shortlist my Top 5 … [Read more...]

Bernard the Billionaire


Bernard the Billionnaire is into the detail. Bernard Arnault is the richest man in France, as the chairman of the LVMH group of companies he built it into a multi-brand luxury conglomerate during the 1990s. Due to its diversification across multiple … [Read more...]

Champagne – It’s a Gas!

In tough times even luxury products can become commodities, but who would ever have thought that Champagne would be treated like gasoline? (You'll be familiar with the typical Australian practise where petrol is sold at a certain price at the … [Read more...]

World’s 50 Best Restaurants


World's 50 Best Restaurants announced in London last night. First published by UK based Restaurant magazine in 2002 and now in its eighth year, The S.Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants is recognised around the world as the most credible indicator … [Read more...]

No Champagne No Life


Historically Champagne has always been a safe and profitable line in retail liquor – but in February 2009 the French drank 1.9 million bottles less of the stuff than usual. Initially producers welcomed the fact that global sales of Champagne dropped … [Read more...]

PJ Uncorks Oldest Champagne


PJ uncorks the oldest Champagne in the world Last month 12 of the world’s top wine and champagne experts flew from all corners of the globe to the boutique Champagne House Perrier-Jouët for the chance to taste 20 historic vintages from the House’s … [Read more...]

Hip Hollywood Femme Fatale


Hip Hollywood Femme Fatale to endorse world's largest selling Champagne Last week in London at a Moet et Chandon party which The New York Times dubbed 'its boozy tribute to cinema' the world's most successful Champagne house(part of the LVMH group … [Read more...]

Krug 1928 World Record


Krug 1928 sets world record price in Hong Kong. Last weekend a bottle of Krug 1928 broke the world record for the most expensive bottle of wine sold at auction - US$21,200 - this record was previously held by a 6 litre bottle (methuselah) of Louis … [Read more...]