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Etienne Dumont Champagne: 3 top Champagne tips

Have you tried Etienne Dumont Champagne? If you live in the UK and buy your Champagne and sparkling wine at the supermarket, the name probably rings a bell. It’s not exactly Ruinart or Dom Pérignon, but Etienne Dumont Champagne is a decent bottle of bubbly, usually at a pretty acceptable price. It’s not a bad […]

The secrets to Pommery Champagne’s success

Any Pommery Champagne fans out there? Chances are, yes. As one of the best-known Champagne labels, the house of Pommery enjoys a stellar reputation among wine lovers. Success in the wine business doesn’t just happen overnight, though. It was over centuries that Pommery Champagne earned its privileged position. Let’s look at some of the secrets behind […]

Is the Ruinart Champagne price fair?

For lovers of Ruinart Champagne, price is not that important a factor. Champagne is not cheap, of course, and especially so for quality Champagne. There are cheaper sparkling wines out there, for sure. You’ll get a decent Cava, Prosecco or Franciacorta for a fraction of the price or Ruinart or any other top Champagne. But when […]

The beginner’s guide to Piper-Heidsieck Champagne

Piper-Heidsieck is one of the world’s most prestigious Champagne houses. It’s right up there with Moët & Chandon and Louis Roederer, always in demand. You’ve seen it on restaurant wine lists, in night clubs and in the finest wine shops. With a bit of luck, you’ve even had the good fortune to taste a Piper-Heidsieck Champagne […]

The Bollinger Special Cuvée Fact Sheet

Bollinger Special Cuvée is one of our favourite non-vintage Champagnes, and we’re not alone. Any Champagne fan will have tried this at least once, and it’s the go-to Champagne for many. For those of you that haven’t yet had the pleasure of tasting a bottle, or are considering upgrading from Cava, we’ve put together a […]

We’re Tickled Pink with Moet Rosé

There’s a time and a place for rose champagne. Arguably it’s not 10.32 a.m. in a staff meeting while everyone else is drinking tea, or at any time down a pub with sawdust on the floor. But Moet Rosé is a very welcome guest at weddings, anniversaries and on Valentine’s Day. That’s because it tastes […]

Like Da Luca Prosecco? You’ll love these 3 Cavas!

Have you tried Da Luca Prosecco? The Italian sparkling wine Prosecco has exploded in popularity over the last decade or so. These cheap and cheerful wines are beloved throughout the wine-drinking world, in large part because they offer a considerable saving when compared with Champagne. You can get a bottle of Prosecco for a fraction […]

How does Louis Roederer Brut Premier compare with Cristal?

Louis Roederer Brut Premier is one of the world’s finest non-vintage Champagnes. Cristal is one of the world’s most prestigious cuvées. Both come from the same producer, the esteemed Champagne house Louis Roederer in the city of Reims, but otherwise how much do they have in common? Let’s look in detail at both wines to […]