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  • A Visit to Martignago Cantina Sant’Andrea from Asolo DOCG Prosecco

    In the small town of Maser that is located at the foot of the Asolo hills, you will find Martignago Cantina Sant’Andrea winery. A family grower with a long history of growing vines in the region that currently offers a selection of nine wines with a range of Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG. The family currently own and manage 8 […]

  • A Visit to Bele Casel from Asolo DOCG Prosecco

    The winery Bele Casel owns some of the most amazing views from their vineyards in the Asolo DOCG region of Prosecco. During my tour we were able to tour some of their vineyards in their classic company branded Fiat 500, this is such a special way to go touring the region and was the start […]

  • Camino launches in Shoreditch – Cava awaits you

    I was pleased to be invited by a long term friend in the business of bubbles, Richard Bigg, who is the founder and managing director of Camino London who offer consumers a series of bars across London all themed on the ‘true nature of Spain and its food and drink‘. The latest addition to the […]

  • Discover Champagne Faniel & Fils

    Champagne Faniel & Fils is located on the Route Touristique du Champagne in Cormoyeux; a small Champagne-making village in the Marne nestled at the bottom of La Vallée du Brunet. You will find them in a former monastery built in 1673. This village has a geographical singularity giving it all its charm during all seasons: […]

  • Taste some fine Italian wines in stylish surroundings at The Wine House Hotel 1821

    A recent press launch party took place showcasing the latest addition to the brand Zonin1821 and giving Edinburgh its very own ‘wine library’ in a classy drinking location where fine wines can be enjoyed in a relaxed yet educational setting. “Another new wine bar may not be the most attention grabbing headline, but here Zonin1821 […]

  • A Visit to Loredan Gasparini from Asolo DOCG Prosecco

    “I have always found that both Lorenzo Palla, current owner of Loredan Gasparini, and his wines have the most calming effect on me from tasting his wines at exhibitions to as I did just recently, touring his vineyards and winery in the region of Asolo DOCG.” Christopher Walkey Prosecco for many has established itself as an economical […]

  • Champagne Deutz Vertical Tasting of Cuvée William Deutz

    For those familiar with Champagne Deutz, it needs no introduction, even so ‘A Vertical Tasting of Cuvée William Deutz‘ is what I was very pleased to be invited to in October 2017 at 28-50 Kitchen Workshop in Mayfair. Champagne Deutz was founded in 1838 by William Deutz and today can be found in the village of Ay near […]

  • Champagne Billecart-Salmon New Vintage Launch with Antoine Roland-Billecart

    Champagne and The Ritz is a powerfully seductive combination and I was very grateful to have exactly that has Billecart-Salmon invited me to join a select few of dedicated Champagne writers and press in London. The mornings tasting was introduced by Antoine Roland-Billecart, seventh generation and Head of Billecart-Salmon, where three special wines were to be […]

  • A Visit to Giusti from Asolo DOCG Prosecco

    I had heard a lot about Giusti winery before my visit so I was particularly pleased that this winery was part of the tour of Asolo I was invited to partake in. Located in the wonderful Asolo Prosecco DOCG in Northern Italy and owning approximately 15% of the designated land for wine in the region, […]

  • Discover the Medieval Cellars of Champagne Pannier

    Louis-Eugène Pannier began the story of Champagne Pannier in 1899, in Dizy, just outside Epernay. The brand earned its reputation and began a new chapter of a promising history, while moving to Château-Thierry, in the heart of the Vallée de la Marne. Champagne Pannier selects the grape varieties (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) coming […]

  • Paul Mas Côté Mas Gewurztraminer Sparkling Wine

    This Côté Mas Gewurztraminer sparkling wine from the south of France is elaborated following the Charmat method. Colour: Pale yellow in colour. Delicate with dancing and persistent bubbles. Nose: Intense and refined, honey and acacia aromas with hints of subtle crystallized citrus fruits. Palate: Wonderful harmony with a very good balance of sugar and acidity. […]

Champagne Latest

  • Discover Champagne Faniel & Fils

    Champagne Faniel & Fils is located on the Route Touristique du Champagne in Cormoyeux; a small Champagne-making village in the Marne nestled at the bottom of La Vallée du Brunet. You will find them in a former monastery built in 1673. This village has a geographical singularity giving it all its charm during all seasons: […]

  • Champagne Deutz Vertical Tasting of Cuvée William Deutz

    For those familiar with Champagne Deutz, it needs no introduction, even so ‘A Vertical Tasting of Cuvée William Deutz‘ is what I was very pleased to be invited to in October 2017 at 28-50 Kitchen Workshop in Mayfair. Champagne Deutz was founded in 1838 by William Deutz and today can be found in the village of Ay near […]

  • Champagne Billecart-Salmon New Vintage Launch with Antoine Roland-Billecart

    Champagne and The Ritz is a powerfully seductive combination and I was very grateful to have exactly that has Billecart-Salmon invited me to join a select few of dedicated Champagne writers and press in London. The mornings tasting was introduced by Antoine Roland-Billecart, seventh generation and Head of Billecart-Salmon, where three special wines were to be […]

  • Discover the Medieval Cellars of Champagne Pannier

    Louis-Eugène Pannier began the story of Champagne Pannier in 1899, in Dizy, just outside Epernay. The brand earned its reputation and began a new chapter of a promising history, while moving to Château-Thierry, in the heart of the Vallée de la Marne. Champagne Pannier selects the grape varieties (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) coming […]

  • Interesting Facts about Champagne

    Did you know 1 bottle of Champagne contains approx 1.2 kg grapes. Only wine of grapes that are cultivated in the Champagne region by the Méthode Traditionelle are allowed to carry the name Champagne. Champagne is best stored at a temperature around 7-12 °C and best served at a temperature around 8-10 °C. Grand Cru or […]

  • The Favourite Champagne Labels of Famous Celebrities

    Looking beyond what many of us would recognise in the world of Champagne labels and their admirers, beyond the James Bond loves Bollinger and Sir Winston Churchill preferred Pol Roger, let us look at some other well known and loved faces and their choice of bubbly: Peter Sellers – Dom Perignon – The well known […]

  • Discover the Beautiful Region of Côte des Bar, Champagne

    Lovers of authenticity and fine bubbles will appreciate the Aube and its Champagne Route through the Côte des Bar. This region is devoted to wine growing with its picturesque villages, remarkable vineyards, vaulted cellars and typical ‘cadoles’ (vineyard huts with mortared walls); you will discover a unique region full of passion. In the care of […]

  • Discover Champagne Liébart-Régnier

    Established in 1960 by Lucien Liébart and Georgette Régnier, Champagne Liébart-Régnier is situated in Baslieux-sous-Châtillon, a typical Champagne village at the heart of the Vallée de la Marne. 2nd generation Lauren Liébart and his wife Valérie, produce a range of Champagne from their 10 hectares of vineyards over 2 villages; Baslieux-sous-Châtillon and Vauciennes. They are […]

  • Discover Champagne Bernard Bijotat

    Bernard and his son Sébastian Bijotat pay the utmost attention to every step of the production of their Champagnes. From the vine to the wine press, they apply a slow and careful wine making process, with respect for the environment they have HVE certification and also produce sulfite free Champagne. This real family affair truly […]

  • Enjoy Free Tours & Champagne Tastings via Champagne-Booking

    Did you know some Champagne Houses offer free tours and tastings? At Champagne-Booking you can book free tours and tastings without any costs and with no bookings fees. Here are a few where you can visit the vineyards, explore the cellars and enjoy a glass of Champagne, maybe even discover a new favourite Champagne all at […]

Prosecco Latest

  • A Visit to Martignago Cantina Sant’Andrea from Asolo DOCG Prosecco

    In the small town of Maser that is located at the foot of the Asolo hills, you will find Martignago Cantina Sant’Andrea winery. A family grower with a long history of growing vines in the region that currently offers a selection of nine wines with a range of Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG. The family currently own and manage 8 […]

  • A Visit to Bele Casel from Asolo DOCG Prosecco

    The winery Bele Casel owns some of the most amazing views from their vineyards in the Asolo DOCG region of Prosecco. During my tour we were able to tour some of their vineyards in their classic company branded Fiat 500, this is such a special way to go touring the region and was the start […]

  • A Visit to Loredan Gasparini from Asolo DOCG Prosecco

    “I have always found that both Lorenzo Palla, current owner of Loredan Gasparini, and his wines have the most calming effect on me from tasting his wines at exhibitions to as I did just recently, touring his vineyards and winery in the region of Asolo DOCG.” Christopher Walkey Prosecco for many has established itself as an economical […]

  • Asolo: Explore one of the world’s most amazing Sparkling Wine regions

    “You can easily grow a very deep love affair with the whole DOCG Prosecco region and an outstanding part of this magnificent wine region is that of Asolo. What this place holds is a truly amazing cultural and historical charm steeped in history and today producing some of the finest examples of sparkling wines which are […]

  • A Visit to Giusti from Asolo DOCG Prosecco

    I had heard a lot about Giusti winery before my visit so I was particularly pleased that this winery was part of the tour of Asolo I was invited to partake in. Located in the wonderful Asolo Prosecco DOCG in Northern Italy and owning approximately 15% of the designated land for wine in the region, […]

Chefs Corner

  • 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 […]

  • Bubbles & Cheese

    Here are my top two sparkling wines paired with two great British cheeses. La Jara, Frizzante Rosé NV, Veneto, Italy An amazing semi-sparkling rosé from Prosecco producer La Jara, they use a little bit of the red grape, Raboso, to give the wine it’s lovely pale coral colour. It is dry on the palate and […]

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