March Into Merivale Rides Again

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How cool is it to have a 3 week food and wine entertainment event in the middle of summer? And how sexy is the arty advertising poster for "Art of Food" - whatever age you are and whatever your tastes - check out the line up of sensory indulgence and … [Read more...]

Champagne Pol Roger

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The Most British of Champagnes Established in 1849 during turbulent times in Europe by talented 19-year-old Pol Roger, this House quickly became very successful. The master blender Pol was succeeded by his two sons Maurice and Georges. At the turn … [Read more...]

Champagne Pierre Gimonnet

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The Gimonnet family have been growers in Cuis, at the top of the Cotes des Blancs for over two centuries, and producing wines under their own label since the 1930s. They family own 25 hectares of vineyards spread across 1er cru Cuis, and the Grand … [Read more...]

Champagne Taittinger

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Although a ‘young’ family by Champagne history standards (they only entered the wine industry in 1931), the House of Taittinger is one of Champagne’s most ‘political’ and forward thinking producers. Members of the House have been very active in … [Read more...]

Champagne Dom Perignon

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Inspired by a talented English wine publicist working for Moet et Chandon’s London agency, Simon Brothers, ‘Möet & Chandon Cuvée Dom Pérignon’ was the first luxury champagne of modern times and a stroke of pure marketing genius. ‘DP’ is a … [Read more...]

Champagne Drappier

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For those for whom champagne is regular rations, and therefore an eye is always open for value discovery, Drappier champagnes represent a real find. The principles and standards of this House have the integrity of a boutique grower’s champagne, but … [Read more...]

Champagne Salon

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A sense of the refined elegance and all the passion of the roaring 1920s period can be found in a sparkling flute of Champagne Salon, which was the house champagne at Maxim’s in Paris. Everything about this champagne is out of the ordinary. From the … [Read more...]

Champagne Pommery

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First Ladies Of Fizz Widowed in 1858 at the age of 39, just like her illustrious predecessor Clicquot, Veuve Louise Pommery did not inherit an established Champagne House, yet she also somehow mustered the audacity to challenge the traditional … [Read more...]

Champagne Krug

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Founded in 1843 by a German Roman Catholic married to a Protestant Englishwoman, Champagne Krug, as leading champagne expert Tom Stevenson explains, “is the most expensive, least consumed champagne in existence − hence its reputation is more … [Read more...]

Beating The Big Boys of Champagne

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With the UK Champagne price wars heating up and the crucial Christmas sales period fast approaching, Daniel Bracegirdle, Sainsbury's champagne buyer, must be wetting his pants with delight - not only did the Blanc de Noirs champagne he selected for … [Read more...]