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Jul
30

Champagne Dom Perignon 2002

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May
31

Jose Dhondt Brut Rose de Saignee n/v

This great value grower-producer is best known for its blanc-de-blancs. Do not overlook this beautiful 100% Pinot Noir Rose. A Classic Grower Champagne The Dhondt family started growing grapes for

Dec
4

Champagne Day: Larmandier-Bernier Rosé de Saignée Premier Cru

Consistently in my upper echelon of Champagne producers, Larmandier-Bernier is one of those biodynamic farmers who has dialed in each element of the growing and winemaking process. These wines are

Jun
6

Champagne Day: Jean Milan Terres de Noel

Jean Milan is the bomb. It’s not hard drinking one of my favourite producers in Champagne, and the Terre de Noel is, I think, his best bottling. Founded in 1864,

Apr
5

Champagne Day: Jose Dhondt Mes Vieilles Vignes Vintage 2007 Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru

Old vines are treasured and elevated, though labelling is totally unregulated. A recent seminar at the fantastic In Pursuit of Balance event in San Francisco saw some of the state’s

Mar
4

Pierre Peters Rosé ‘for Albane’ Champagne n/v

Pierre Peters’ Blanc de Blancs are some of the best in Champagne. Being known for Chardonnay, however, means few know of the producer’s recent foray into rosé Champagne, using purchased

Jan
10

Champagne Day: Le Brun Servenay Vieille Vignes Brut 2003

Le Brun Servenay is one of my favourite grower producers in Champagne. Their vintage Champagnes in particular offer incredible value for the money and are always full of depth and

Aug
11

Champagne Day: Pierre Peters Les Chetillons 2005

Champagne preferences are usually a question of style. From sweet and fruity to brioche, lees and oak to austere and mineral driven, Champagne today offers the greatest range of wines

Apr
13

Champagne Day: Franck Pascal Tolerance n/v Rose Brut

I often find Rose Champagnes overly dense and sweet for my tastes. I lean much more towards the lean, precise blanc de blanc style and the no dosage wines of

Apr
7

Champagne Day: Marie-Courtin Resonance n/v Extra Brut Champagne

Marie-Courtin is one of the most exciting new producers in Champagne. It is also one of the more divisive, with many drinkers claiming the wine is too austere. While I