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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 […]

3 things you didn’t know about Wolf Blass

Let’s talk about Wolf Blass. Walk into virtually any supermarket in the world, and you’ll find at least a couple of bottles of Wolf Blass wine. Chances are, you’ve had a bottle at one time or another. Maybe you got it as a gift, or maybe you bought it for somebody else. Yellow Label, Red […]

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 […]

The Veuve Clicquot gift box: Why is it so popular?

If you’ve ever received a Veuve Clicquot gift box from a friend or loved one, you surely remember it. Of all the Champagne houses, Veuve Clicquot’s brand identity may be the most instantly recognisable. From its base in Reims, this top Champagne is well-known throughout the wine-loving world. From its very inception and the influence […]