Saying that 2010 was a bad year for champagne would be an understatement.
Vitalie Taittinger took over the business two months before COVID-19 disrupted lives everywhere—and also disrupted patterns of wine consumption.
To immerse himself in the world of Ruinart’s wine, Shrigley spent time wandering the vineyards and cellars of Champagne, observing the methods and idiosyncrasies of labourers in the fields, and—importantly—drinking some champagne.
Here are some of our favourite champagne related quotes side-by-side with a few of our bubbly stories.
One of the big shifts in wine during the past two decades has been the rise in quality and popularity of sparkling wines. No doubt there’s a connection.
This collection of six glasses, titled Metamorphosis, was designed as part of a creative collaboration between champagne maison Perrier-Jouët and Andrea Mancuso, co-founder of Analogia Project.
How do you choose when faced with champagne, cava from Spain, Prosecco or Franciacorta from Italy, sekt from Germany, Cap Classique from South Africa, and sparkling wines from England, Croatia, Chile, and hundreds of other regions?
We now know that the cork should be removed so carefully from a bottle of sparkling wine that the most you hear is a gentle hiss and that it should not become a dangerous projectile. So why seal sparkling wine with a cork at all?
Founded in 1743, Moët & Chandon is one of the oldest champagne houses. This year marks the 150th birthday of Impérial, Moët’s flagship blend.