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  • Denbies Predict Exceptional 2016 English Sparkling Wine Vintage

    The first grapes from what is expected to be an exceptional vintage are being harvested at Denbies in Surrey. A dry summer and sunny September, characterised by blistering daytime temperatures and warm nights, have contributed to perfect ripening conditions. Denbies winemaking team predicts 2016 to be one of the most successful vintages ever for the […]

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  • Bollinger Auctioning Very Rare 102 Year Old Bottle of Champagne

    Sotheby’s in New York will be auctioning a recently discovered 102-year-old bottle of Bollinger Champagne on the 19th November, which will have a starting bid price of US$10,000. The auction, ‘A Century of Champagne Bollinger’, will also include six rare lots of Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Françaises ranging from 1988 to 2002, all harvested from the […]

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  • The Calendar of a Complicated Vintage from Chassenay d’Arce

    Chassenay d’Arce, Maison de Vignerons de la Côte des Bar, is in full swing. It is the other all important location in Champagne, where Pinot Noir reigns supreme. The start to the crush in the middle of September has provided good quality fruit. The Pinot Noir variety has achieved an average alcohol level of around […]

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  • Rare Opportunity to Invest in New Champagne House

    Champagne PIAFF – the first prospective major Champagne house to emerge in over 40 years – has issued an invitation for founding investors and shareholders to invest in the brand. Shares in PIAFF Group Holdings Ltd. – a newly formed UK-based group – will be made available for purchase via www.CrowdBnk.com for a limited period […]

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  • Prosecco & Macaroons in Birmingham

    Miss Macaroon is to open its first shop and prosecco bar in Birmingham. Rosie Ginday, who trained as a high-end pastry chef at University College Birmingham and went on to work for Michelin starred chef Glynn Purnell set up Miss Macaroon in 2011. The brand reinvests its profits to help young unemployed care leavers, offenders […]

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  • Wiston English Sparkling Wine at Prestigious Star Awards

    Wiston Estate English sparkling wine was enjoyed at the Prestigious Star Awards 2016. The Prestigious Star Awards celebrate the quality, performance and reputation of the world’s best venues qualified to host the most memorable events. 20 venues from across the world were announced as winners on Friday evening at 20 Cavendish Square in London. Winning venues included […]

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  • More Gold Medals for Camel Valley

    Cornwall’s Camel Valley Vineyard won a Trophy and a record 4 Gold medals in the 2016 South West Wine Annual Competition awards held at Knightor winery on 13th September 2016. Winemakers and vineyard owners from as far as Gloucester, Wales and Dorset travelled to Cornwall to see how their wines had fared amongst the 150 […]

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  • Essential Accessories for Champagne & Sparkling Wine

    Ice Bucket Using an ice bucket not only makes a nice focal point for the wine but it also chills it much quicker – just 20 minutes rather than 2 hours in the fridge. There are many different designs around, some branded with a particular label and some made with various materials such as glass, […]

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  • Discover Bodegas Torres

    Bodegas Torres’ vineyards and wineries, near Barcelona, provide several immersive experiences for visitors.  Their range of activities won the ‘Most Innovative Tourist Experience’ prize at the Wine Tourism Awards for the third time last February.  The Torres Visitor Centre, located in Pacs del Penedés, organises more than 20 regular and annual activities. These include a […]

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  • Is it the End of Ice for Champagne Ice Buckets?

    The Kaelo, a new high-end interior design innovation, is an ‘iceless’ ice bucket that can be inset into a kitchen surface.  The ice-cold chamber chills bottles with minimal effort from the user, and, unlike traditional ice buckets, keeps them dry so that Champagne and fine wines can be poured with ease.  It maintains a consistently […]

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  • Watch out for English Sparkling Wine from East Anglia!

    The increasing popularity of English sparkling wine has driven great success for grower-producers in Essex and Suffolk. Dedham Vale Vineyard, in Essex, have recently planted an extra 12 acres of vines in response to growing consumer demands – and ten of these acres are for sparkling varieties Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The region’s warm, dry […]

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Champagne Latest

  • Bollinger Auctioning Very Rare 102 Year Old Bottle of Champagne

    Sotheby’s in New York will be auctioning a recently discovered 102-year-old bottle of Bollinger Champagne on the 19th November, which will have a starting bid price of US$10,000. The auction, ‘A Century of Champagne Bollinger’, will also include six rare lots of Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Françaises ranging from 1988 to 2002, all harvested from the […]

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  • Does the type of glass you choose effect the taste of Champagne?

    Firstly I would say that outside of the glass that you are drinking the Champagne from, many other factors will have an effect on what your bubbly tastes like. I’ve tasted 1,000’s of different Champagne and sparkling wines in many varied locations, sometimes what has the biggest effect is when and where you are drinking […]

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  • Carbon Fibre Champagne Coolers

    After meticulous development, Champagne de Watere are proud to present their carbon fibre Champagne coolers. Weighing just under 500 grams, but capable of holding up to four bottles of your favourite Champagne. They are the first to bring you handmade all carbon Champagne coolers! Multiple layers of automobile-class carbon fibre are formed by hand and […]

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  • Champagne Duval-Leroy Précieuses Parcelles

    Champagne Duval-Leroy introduces its new range of parcels selections’ cuvées, Précieuses Parcelles, “the finest expression of an exceptional terroir”. While other Champagne houses may value image over hard graft, the Duval-Leroy family fights to convey a certain idea of Champagne, one that is more personal, more intimate, more exclusive, a Champagne they are proud to […]

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  • Rare Opportunity to Invest in New Champagne House

    Champagne PIAFF – the first prospective major Champagne house to emerge in over 40 years – has issued an invitation for founding investors and shareholders to invest in the brand. Shares in PIAFF Group Holdings Ltd. – a newly formed UK-based group – will be made available for purchase via www.CrowdBnk.com for a limited period […]

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  • How to Easily Identify Good Champagne

    I am sure that many will say that all Champagne is good. Who can ever refuse a glass of bubbly and who would dare say that such a prestigious wine could ever be bad, but just like most things in life, from clothing to cars, from holidays to watches, there are many types and many […]

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  • 5 Important Factors in Producing Good Champagne

    Champagne is a wonderful thing to study, from enjoying tasting the many varied labels and varieties to looking in to how it is made and the people behind producing some of the world’s finest labels. Not only is Champagne steeped in history, but the complex way that it is made means that it’s superior taste […]

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  • Pol Roger to Sell Winston Churchill’s Famous Pint of Champagne

    Winston Churchill’s favourite Champage maker is planning to release a bottle in his favourite measurement, a pint. It’s the first time since 1973 that Pol Roger has sold a Champagne in imperial measurements, as Britain joined the European Economic Community, which meant metric units had to be used. There’s still a little while to wait […]

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  • Taittinger Travels the World Bringing Smiles into Depths of Africa

    The tempting allure of Champagne reaches fans in even the deepest of landlocked Africa.  I was recently in Kigali, Rwanda, on a business trip and was excited to discover the strong presence of Taittinger Champagne at the hip Pili Pili Club, bar, bistro and restaurant. The restaurant’s name resonates as effectively as the fashionable crowd […]

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  • Cricket Fans Warned Not to Pop Champagne Corks

    Members of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) have been advised not to pop Champagne corks in order to avoid distracting or injuring outfielders at Lord’s. The move follows formal complaints from visiting teams that their outfielders had been distracted by the sound of corks landing close to them and that flying corks constitute a hazard.  […]

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Prosecco Latest

  • Prosecco: A Joy of Life

    There are many producers of sparkling, aromatic, prosecco wine. For this quest I searched for a company that produces a range of high-quality prosecco wines, with impressive bottle presentations. Bottega has a very interesting history, both during the 20th century and into the 21st century. The eye-catching bottles and a great number of the wines […]

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  • Why No Red Champagne or Rosé Prosecco?

    This is a topic that many people ask and are usually still baffled by, many will obviously just assume that there are indeed rosé Prosecco’s and no real need for a red Champagne as they are so used to seeing just white or rosé. If you think about things, the three main grapes used in […]

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  • Glasgow named Prosecco capital of the UK

    Discount supermarket Aldi have proclaimed Glasgow to be the ‘capital’ of Prosecco, having published a map revealing the most popular wines in different parts of the UK. The map, based on the first 16,000 transactions on its online wine store, launched in January, also showed Champagne to be the drink of choice in South West […]

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  • Why is Champagne Usually Much More Expensive than Prosecco?

    This is certainly a question that many of us find ourselves asking, especially when we are planning that wedding or an important event or standing at the bar / supermarket checkout with our credit card ready to pay the bill! I would say it is exactly like most things in life, just as if you […]

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  • You Know You Love Prosecco When…

    1. You’ve always got a personal bottle handy when you head to a party. 2. You’d pick a bubbly afternoon tea over actual-tea-afternoon tea any day. 3. When Friday rolls around you feel excited all day for your post-work Prosecco. 4. Celebrating? Break out the Prosecco. 5. Commiserating? Break out the Prosecco. 4. Weekends just […]

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Chefs Corner

  • Traditional British Roast Dinner with English Bubbly

    I was one, and I am sure of many, that would have chosen a red wine to accompany one of my favourite meals, the traditional British Sunday Roast. I would have added to the already heavy dinner with a deep heavy red wine assuming that this was the most perfect match and over the years I […]

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  • Nibbles at the Bar with your Champagne

    I’m quite sure that for many of us a glass of bubbly in our hand, what is seen as the king of wines, is the most important thing to be concentrating on and if nibbles are on the menu then it’s simply whatever is fine as you concentrate on the bubbles in your glass. Bar […]

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  • Rosé English Sparkling Wine Jellies

    Now having little neat tricks up your sleeve to surprise your dinner guests must always in some way involve bubbly. Everyone (of course not doing the driving) will have a face lightened when you offer them a glass of bubbly on arrival, now what about adding to that will some jelly sparkling wine surprises to […]

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  • Enjoy Sturia Caviar with a Glass of Bubbly

    If you’ve ever fancied adding an extra layer of specialness to drinking a glass of bubbly, caviar could be just the thing.  Although caviar has long been associated with refinement and luxury, it is only over the past couple of decades that companies have started breeding sturgeons specifically for caviar production and Sturgeon, who produce […]

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  • Chaource with Champagne Veuve Monsigny

    Chaource is a soft cheese made from cow’s milk in the village of Chaoruce, France. It has a soft-ripened, creamy texture. It is a young, Brie-like cheese with an edible rind. It has a mild taste, with a slight mushroom aroma and chalky texture. A beautifully complementary pairing, the Champagne Veuve Monsigny Brut lifts the […]

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  • A.R Lenoble Honey from Champagne

    AR Lenoble reserves certain plots of the 10 hectares it owns in the Grand Cru village of Chouilly on the Côte des Blancs to plant trees and flowers. Beehives were installed in 2014 and for the third year in a row, the estate has produced a limited amount of honey. Antoine Malassagne installed two additional beehives in […]

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  • How to Make Home Made Champagne Ice Cream!

    How can you treat yourself and your guests any better than by offering them a glass of Champagne? Well, now I think you can really build up your popularity points by offering them Champagne ice cream and the beauty of this little trick is that you can do it from home and it is easy to […]

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  • Make Strawberry Prosecco Jam with Tate & Lyle

    This Prosecco strawberry jam is just perfect for adding an extra sparkle this summer, ideal for serving with scones and clotted cream and of course  a glass of fizz for the perfect afternoon tea. Ingredients: 1kg strawberries, washed, hulled, and halved if large 150ml Prosecco 1kg jam sugar Instructions: Put the strawberries into a large saucepan and […]

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  • Make your own Prosecco Ice Lollies

    Now what more would you want than a chilled glass of Prosecco whilst enjoying some summer sun? What about some Prosecco ice lollies! You’ll be pleased to know that you now can because they are that simple to make you’ll have them ready to eat tomorrow by following this simple home made recipe: What do […]

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  • How to make Champagne Sorbet at home!

    Champagne sorbet anyone? Yes I hear you say and most certainly you should not pass on the opportunity of trying some as it is simply divine! The beauty of Champagne sorbet is that you can make it from home and yes it is a simple to action home recipe and the ingredients will mean you’ll just […]

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