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  • The best Champagnes to enjoy with Christmas foods

    The festive period for many will be a delight of gastronomical pleasures from canapes to desserts, the time of the year that we allow ourselves to over indulge with fine cuisines and a drop or two of fizz also. So, what are some great Champagnes that we can look to pair with those nibbles and […]

  • Black Fizz? Champagne & Caviar mixed by Luvienz

    Being in the industry of Champagne and Sparkling Wine there is an endless array of regions, styles and makers to taste and invitations to do so are somewhat pleasantly never ending. Though here I speak of a very different and intriguing invite that came my way from a good friend, Adrian Smith who is the […]

  • Champagne De Venoge – Louis XV 1996 – Gold Vintage

    Congratulations to Champagne De Venoge with their Louis XV 1996 which received a Gold medal at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly awards 2017. A panel of 36 top industry wine judges tasted all the entries for 2017 and were able to not only scores wines with medals, but also place them in to easy to […]

  • Champagne Autreau – Prestige Les Perles de La Dhuy 2011 – Gold Vintage

    Congratulations to Champagne Autreau with their Prestige Les Perles de La Dhuy 2011 which received a Gold medal at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly awards 2017. A panel of 36 top industry wine judges tasted all the entries for 2017 and were able to not only scores wines with medals, but also place them in to […]

  • 8 Perfect English & Welsh Sparkling Wines for Harry & Meghan’s Wedding

    With English and Welsh wines beating Champagne in tastings and the Royal Family’s support for our local wines, how will Harry and Meghan be celebrating and what will be the fizz of choice at the wedding? The Queen has her own vineyard at Windsor Castle, carefully tended by Tony Laithwaite with wines made by Ridgeview. […]

  • Champagne Laurent Lequart – Millesime 2010 – Gold Vintage

    Congratulations to Champagne Laurent Lequart with their Millesime 2010 which received a Gold medal at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly awards 2017. A panel of 36 top industry wine judges tasted all the entries for 2017 and were able to not only scores wines with medals, but also place them in to easy to understand […]

  • Fox & Fox – Mosaic Brut 2014 – Gold Vintage

    Congratulations to Fox & Fox with their Mosaic Brut 2014 which received a Gold medal at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly awards 2017. A panel of 36 top industry wine judges tasted all the entries for 2017 and were able to not only scores wines with medals, but also place them in to easy […]

  • Entertain, Educate & Engage with Vivino, Chefs Table & Laurent Perrier

    The Dorchester that lays in the heart of London in Mayfair, offers a somewhat private and most memorable dining experience for any fine gastronomic lover of The Chef’s Table. Vivino, the highly popular wine review website maintain a strong relationship with their most regular users by offering unique and private tastings that enable their users […]

  • Boisset – No.69 JCB Rosé Cremant – Gold Summer Days

    Congratulations to Boisset with their No.69 JCB Rosé Cremant which received a Gold medal at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly awards 2017. A panel of 36 top industry wine judges tasted all the entries for 2017 and were able to not only scores wines with medals, but also place them in to easy to understand […]

  • Giannitessari – 60 MESI Lessini Durello – Gold Summer Days

    Congratulations to Giannitessari with their 60 MESI Lessini Durello which received a Gold medal at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly awards 2017. A panel of 36 top industry wine judges tasted all the entries for 2017 and were able to not only scores wines with medals, but also place them in to easy to understand […]

  • Villa-Sandi – DOCG Superiore Millesimato Brut 2016 – Gold Summer Days

    Congratulations to Villa-Sandi with their DOCG Superiore Millesimato Brut 2016 which received a Gold medal at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly awards 2017. A panel of 36 top industry wine judges tasted all the entries for 2017 and were able to not only scores wines with medals, but also place them in to easy to […]

  • No 1 Family Estate – Cuvee Virginie 2009 – Gold Gastronomic

    Congratulations to No 1 Family Estate with their Cuvee Virginie 2009 which received a Gold medal at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly awards 2017. A panel of 36 top industry wine judges tasted all the entries for 2017 and were able to not only scores wines with medals, but also place them in to easy […]

Champagne Latest

  • Champagne De Venoge – Louis XV 1996 – Gold Vintage

    Congratulations to Champagne De Venoge with their Louis XV 1996 which received a Gold medal at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly awards 2017. A panel of 36 top industry wine judges tasted all the entries for 2017 and were able to not only scores wines with medals, but also place them in to easy to […]

  • Black Fizz? Champagne & Caviar mixed by Luvienz

    Being in the industry of Champagne and Sparkling Wine there is an endless array of regions, styles and makers to taste and invitations to do so are somewhat pleasantly never ending. Though here I speak of a very different and intriguing invite that came my way from a good friend, Adrian Smith who is the […]

  • Champagne Autreau – Prestige Les Perles de La Dhuy 2011 – Gold Vintage

    Congratulations to Champagne Autreau with their Prestige Les Perles de La Dhuy 2011 which received a Gold medal at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly awards 2017. A panel of 36 top industry wine judges tasted all the entries for 2017 and were able to not only scores wines with medals, but also place them in to […]

  • Champagne Laurent Lequart – Millesime 2010 – Gold Vintage

    Congratulations to Champagne Laurent Lequart with their Millesime 2010 which received a Gold medal at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly awards 2017. A panel of 36 top industry wine judges tasted all the entries for 2017 and were able to not only scores wines with medals, but also place them in to easy to understand […]

  • The best Champagnes to enjoy with Christmas foods

    The festive period for many will be a delight of gastronomical pleasures from canapes to desserts, the time of the year that we allow ourselves to over indulge with fine cuisines and a drop or two of fizz also. So, what are some great Champagnes that we can look to pair with those nibbles and […]

  • Champagne Roger Brun – La Pelle 2012 – Gold Gastronomic

    Congratulations to Champagne Roger Brun with their La Pelle 2012 which received a Gold medal at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly awards 2017. A panel of 36 top industry wine judges tasted all the entries for 2017 and were able to not only scores wines with medals, but also place them in to easy to […]

  • Champagne Laurent Lequart – Blanc de Meunier Brut Nature – Gold Gastronomic

    Congratulations to Champagne Laurent Lequart with their Blanc de Meunier Brut Nature which received a Gold medal at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly awards 2017. A panel of 36 top industry wine judges tasted all the entries for 2017 and were able to not only scores wines with medals, but also place them in to easy […]

  • Champagne Roger Brun – Cuvee Des Sires 2011 – Trophy Gastronomic

    Congratulations to Champagne Roger Brun with their Cuvee Des Sires 2011 which received a Trophy at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly awards 2017. A panel of 36 top industry wine judges tasted all the entries for 2017 and were able to not only scores wines with medals, but also place them in to easy to understand […]

  • An interview with Connoisseur’s Cellar London

    “I am always interested as to why people enter the wine industry and especially the sales side as it is very competitive and can require lots of patience and time commitment so I thought I would ask Azim from newly formed Connoisseur’s Cellar London” Christopher Walkey So, why have you entered the industry of Champagne? I […]

  • A great little Fizz Gift for Christmas

    There won’t be many of us that’ll not be happy to receive some Champagne as a gift for Christmas and Nicolas Feuillatte have a neat little gift that we are sure will see themselves on many people’s Christmas gift list –  One Fo(u)r quarter bottle. The tiny sized bottles, 20cl, also come with a cute […]

Prosecco Latest

  • Villa-Sandi – DOCG Superiore Millesimato Brut 2016 – Gold Summer Days

    Congratulations to Villa-Sandi with their DOCG Superiore Millesimato Brut 2016 which received a Gold medal at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly awards 2017. A panel of 36 top industry wine judges tasted all the entries for 2017 and were able to not only scores wines with medals, but also place them in to easy to […]

  • Martini range of sparkling wines: Asti, Rosé and Prosecco DOC

    Martini is that special ingredient for many cocktails, it is a fine blend of Italian white wine with herbs and sweet floral botanicals. Though what about their presence in the sparkling wine market – Are they making an impression worthy to be tried? I am sure many people will also think about Leonard Rossiter and Joan […]

  • A Visit to Montelliana from Asolo DOCG Prosecco

    “Sometimes a co-operative operation people will simply see as a big brand winery when in fact it is only a small one, but it is due to the power of a collective amount of small wineries that gives it its dominance. This I feel is certainly the case with Montelliana.” Christopher Walkey. What I really appreciated […]

  • A Visit to Tenuta Amadio from Asolo DOCG Prosecco

    “There is something romantic, peaceful and perfect about Tenuta Amadio and also a touch of the fairy tale for this winery has its very own church up on a small hill overlooking it! Splendid wines and a young and innovative brand that has a great chance to increase its production and awareness globally.” Christopher Walkey A wonderfully […]

  • A Visit to Pat del Colmel from Asolo DOCG Prosecco

    “What a wonderful picturesque location Pat del Colmel winery has, simply a postcard photo from every angle showcasing the fine beauty of the Asolo DOCG region – a shining pearl. I’m just sorry that a few hours stay was simply just not long enough!” Christopher Walkey Pat del Colmel is a perfect family grower label, all […]

Chefs Corner

  • Bubbles & Côté Mas Food Pairings

    When looking for a fine winery, one searches primarily for authenticity. Domaine Martinolles, one of Domaines Paul Mas’ 12 estates, finds its legitimacy in the rich history of the region. It resides in the Limoux appellation area in St Hilaire, birthplace of “La Prima Perla”, the first bubble. The method of sparkling wine production was […]

  • A Meal without Wine is like a Day without Sunshine

    Wine is no longer reserved for the weekend and now, double Royal Warrant holders Corney & Barrow have got your midweek meals covered. The independent wine merchants have teamed up with experts to offer some tasty inspiration with a delicious selection of recipes to match their own label wines. For a long time house wines […]

  • Champagne Armand de Brignac & Arnaud Lallement

    On September 1, three Michelin-starred chef Arnaud Lallement and Champagne Armand de Brignac debut a new luxury tasting menu, exclusively available at the five-star, Relais & Châteaux hotel L’Assiette Champenoise. A historic first, this is the only culinary experience in the world to offer each of the Champagne’s five prestige cuvées in one place. Tucked […]

  • Pairing Irish Cheese with Champagne

    Let’s discover cheeses from a country with beautiful landscapes, surrounded by the sea and a fantastic and lively capital, yes Ireland. Farmhouse cheeses are produced across the country yet each cheese is an expression of its own particular part of Ireland. Gubbeen is a semi-hard cheese, with a washed rind with brine, which makes the cheese […]

  • Enjoy Sparkling Wine with Pasta

    We all love pasta, (and those in the know love it al dente) but how many of us go further and check the quality of the product itself? If you know about wine, you’ll laugh at German Liebfraumilch – and if you know about food you’ll avoid popular brands of inferior pasta. In the wine […]

  • Pairing Billecart-Salmon Champagne with Indian Cuisine

    The restaurant, Mint Leaf of London, Dubai,  is housed on the 15th floor in Dubai International Financial centre’s South Tower and as the lift opens, the dim lighting in the corridor immediately sets the mood. A hostess offers to show me around first, which I gleefully accept. I am shown the lounge area. Sofas and floor rugs here and […]

  • Food Pairing with Champagne A.R. LeNoble

    Established in 1972 and inspired by their love for France, California’s Jordan Vineyard & Winery has had a thirty year history with sparkling wine. J by Jordan was started by winery founder Tom Jordan in 1987 and until 1993 was produced at Jordan Winery. At this point, J by Jordan was moved to its own […]

  • Cheers to Champagne & Chocolate

    Sipping a glass of sparkling wine before nibbling on a rich carré of Belgian chocolat noir … Whoever said you can’t pair chocolate with Champagne? Taste habits have unquestionably evolved over time. Modern gastronomy trends and palate preferences are a far cry from the sweet tendencies of 50 years ago. Today’s taste is drawn to […]

  • Sparkling Wine & Cheese – Creamy, Crispy & Bubbly

    Wine and cheese are two very old friends. Traces of cheese has been found dating back to 2800BC and wine is even older. Both have been made by accident. The juice of the grapes kept in their natural yeast and the milk kept in a pouch, created to travel, made from animal’s stomach! I am […]

  • Blue Cheese & Red Sparkling Wine

    Well for sure many of you will already be offering me advice of enjoying some fine port to run alongside blue cheese and in deed I have enjoyed a few times such pairings and they have always been enjoyable. Having tasted many varieties of sparkling wines from our growing choice of growers from around the […]

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