Champagne

Veuve Clicquot: When Tradition and Innovation Combine

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The latest innovation from the House of Veuve Clicquot, their new Rich Champagne is an audacious and newcomer to the champagne. Veuve Clicquot is already well-known in the wine world for its innovative spirit, reflected in their creative packaging, updated annually. This new creation goes deeper than just packaging, however: they have truly created a new category of Champagne. Clicquot ... Read More »

Sabering a Champagne Bottle

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With Valentine’s Day and the Chinese New Year holidays fast approaching, it could very well be time to pop some bottles of bubbly.  But to really up the extravagance of a celebration, why not consider the art of ‘sabrage’, the practice of using a saber to open a bottle of Champagne. The origins All the stories of sabrage seem to ... Read More »

Maison Delamotte

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The history Maison Delamotte’s prestigious past stretches back to the eighteenth century. The house was established in the city of Reims in the Champagne region in 1760. It was founded by François Delamotte who was inspired to start producing Champagne under his own name by his father-in-law (a vineyard owner and Champagne producer). In 1856, full control of the house ... Read More »

Dom Perignon: P2

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The Second Plenitude Dom Perignon is renowned for their outstanding vintage champagnes. Expanding on these wines, earlier this year, the distinguished estate released their long-awaited P2 cuvee. This first vintage of the P2 is 1998. The name ‘P2’ is derived from the winemaking techniques inherent to the champagne production at Dom Perignon. The name refers to the second ‘plenitude’ of ... Read More »

Champagne in Magnum and Large Format Bottles

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With the holiday season approaching, it’s important to make sure the right bottle of Champagne is on hand for the upcoming celebrations. To ensure the best selection, it’s the perfect time to think not only about the producers and their specific wines, but the size of the bottle as well. Large format bottles have a long, celebrated history in the ... Read More »

Gosset: Ancient Tradition in Champagne

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Four Centuries of Savoir-Faire Dating to 1854, the House of Gosset is the oldest wine making house in Champagne. It was at that time that Pierre Gosset began making still wines, made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, which were as celebrated and as popular with the royal court as those of renowned Burgundy appellation Beaune. Then as Champagne began to ... Read More »

The Classification System of Champagne

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Four spectacular landscapes The vineyards of Champagne are divided into four regions with specific characteristics. These divisions, made ​​according to the different geological features, allow producers to highlight the diversity of the Champagne region. The Côte des Blancs:  A privileged area celebrated for the “blanc de blancs”, this region lies about fifteen miles south of Epernay. Here, the Chardonnay is ... Read More »

Champagne, the queen of sparkling wines

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The history of the Champagne vineyards dates to Roman times. They were later in the care of Caltholic bishops – including the eminent Archbishop of Reims – who developed methods of cultivation and winemaking techniques that are still used today. In the Middle Ages, sparkling wines are already known, but their creation was by accident. Indeed, it was the result ... Read More »

Champagne Billecart-Salmon

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Since its founding in 1818 by Elisabeth Salmon and Nicolas-Francois Billecart, the champagne house Billecart-Salmon is now run in seventh generation and is still family-owned. The high quality standards and the savoir-faire passed down from generation to generation and the family Billecart-Salmon has preserved its principles over two centuries: producing quality, the pursuit of excellence.   Terroir, tradition and modernity ... Read More »

Veuve Clicquot: A History of Innovation

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History Founded in 1772, Veuve Clicquot is an emblem of the Champagne region and the development of its world famous fine wines. A family business, Veuve Clicquot began with land in Bouzy owned and tended by Philippe Clicquot. The tradition he started quickly grew into a revolutionary new business, which was carried on after his death in 1805 by his ... Read More »

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