How to Serve Champagne


The Chill Factor Champagne would not be champagne without the presence of those magical bubbles. They rise to greet you in lazy, delicate streams of sparkling splendour, tickling your nose with fantastic aromas and making your glass a sight to … [Read more...]

First Ladies of Champagne Vue de Monde


Celebrate Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 20th Anniversary in Sparkling Style! Pamper your palate and discover the secret history of champagne, as you unravel the fascinating stories of the powerful women behind the bubbles. Hosted literally … [Read more...]

Champagne Ruinart


In September 1729, the modern-day champagne business officially began when a wealthy cloth merchant from Epernay called Nicolas Ruinart opened the doors of the first official Champagne House. Perhaps it was destiny that Nicoas's uncle( Dom Thierry … [Read more...]

Sydney’s Champagne Day 2011 Tasting Menu


    SYDNEY SUNRISE ON CHAMPAGNE DAY TASTING MENU   Champagne Pierre Gimonnet Blanc de Blancs Variety: 1er cru chardonnay Green gold in colour and wonderfully fresh and fruity on the palate this is a delicate lacy style … [Read more...]

Champagne Charles Heidsieck

Champagne Charlie

Captivating the Americans Charles-Camille Heidsieck was the first champagne-maker ever to travel to America. His great uncle Florenz-Louis Heidsieck had emigrated from Germany and founded Champagne Heidsieck & Co in Reims just a few years before … [Read more...]

Champagne Bollinger


Nicknamed ‘Bolly’ by devotees who view this independent family-owned brand( founded in 1829) as the ‘aristocrat of champagne’, the House of Bollinger, with its uncompromising rich and powerful style of classic Pinot-dominant champagnes offering great … [Read more...]

Champagne Sales: Something To Splash


Bubbly Brits In 2007, 39m bottles of champagne were sent to the UK, but shipments then fell by 20% as the financial meltdown took its toll on consumer finances. However in 2010 those bubbly Brits decided champagne was a "necessary treat" to restore … [Read more...]

Champagne Tarlant

Benoit Tarlant

Like many small family fish in the champagne sea, the Tarlants have been living in the heart of Champagne (in Oeuilly just outside Epernay) since the time of Dom Perignon, but only started making and selling their own champagnes after The Wall St … [Read more...]

Champagne Summit 2011


Yesterday Harpers Wine & Spirit Magazine hosted its 2nd annual Champagne Summit at the trendy Soho Hotel in London. This year's theme was consumer education and communication and how the trade can improve its efforts and therefore its profits. … [Read more...]

Champagne Rene Geoffroy


Established in the heart of the Marne Valley since the 17th century Champagne Rene Geoffroy is the No 1 grower in Cumieres (the most sun drenched and therefore earliest ripening village in Champagne) Its a family affair, dedicated to making wines … [Read more...]