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The award-winning Pol Roger champagne

The range of Pol Roger Champagne hails from Aÿ, a region in France. Traditionally Aÿ has been a wine producing region where there is a variety of vineyards. Near Aÿ lies the nationally protected area called Montagne de Reims. In 1849, one of the Pol Roger family members, Pol Roger, was compelled to enter wine […]

10 things you didn’t know about Taittinger Champagne

Taittinger Champagne may have roots which are almost 300 years old, but that long history doesn’t mean it still isn’t capable of a few surprises. Here are just a few of the things you may not know about Taittinger.

What does “Brut” mean on a wine label?

Sparkling wine is synonymous with fun, joy and celebration. Most people love a glass of Champagne, Cava or Prosecco from time to time, right? Enjoying a glass of bubbly should be relaxing, though if you’ve ever tried to make sense of a sparkling wine label you may have found yourself stressed out or confused. What […]

How to present a Champagne bucket like a pro

Serving Champagne professionally takes some serious training and practice. Sommeliers train long and hard in order to get every detail of Champagne service right. When serving Champagne – or any sparkling wine, for that matter – there are many individual steps to take and pieces of equipment to use, including the famous Champagne bucket. It’s […]

The Deutz Champagne cheat sheet: History, wines and pairings

You have probably heard of Deutz Champagne. The Champagne region in northern France has long been known to produce the world’s finest sparkling wines. “Champagne” is a byword for luxurious celebration, and usually commands a high price tag to match!

Cava or Champagne? What are the differences?

Cava and Champagne; both bid for a place at the Christmas table to toast for the new year. But what are the differences and the similarities between these two “cousins”? What are they? Champagne is the denomination used to refer to the most famous sparkling wine in the world. Of French origin, it is produced […]

Choose your favourite: Cava or Champagne

Have you yet decided what to toast with to see out the old year and ring in the new? At this time of the year when families come together, some like Cava and others prefer Champagne. For this reason we would like to offer you 50% OFF ON YOUR SHIPPING COSTS for the purchase of […]

The bottles of champagne

Today I would explain why the bottles of champagne, or cava, have a different and peculiar shape when compared to the standard bottle of wine. What do we see when holding a bottle of sparkling wine? The bottle is very heavy. The bottom of the bottle is bended towards the inside. And, if we open […]