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An excellent article by Reims-based writer, Caroline Henry, about Champenois response to reducing and banning the use of herbicides, can be found at this link
La Revue de Vin de France wonderful French wine periodical has deemed that Jérôme Dehours Les Genevraux 2008 is worthy of a highly sought coup de cœur. Champagne Dehours is available in Australia from Alex Rougeot at Clos Cachet
last updated February 10, 2019
Ken Gargett provides us with a great little Krug piece on his blog Quill & Pad . Thanks, Ken! Your article reads as evocatively as a glass of the MV!
Michel Drappier, of Champagne Drappier has achieved even more fame for his work, winning one of the great prizes, the Innovation Award, of the esteemed Revue de Vin de France journal. He has been recognised for his innovative work in producing a champagne with 100% carbon offsets. Last year, he was named the winegrower of the year by the Guide Hachette. Champagne Drappier deserves to be better known, and tasted more widely in Australia. The Drappier Carte d’Or, usually available at Dan Murphy’s, represents terrific value, while you’ll find a few of the other wonderful Champagne Drappier lines at United Cellars.
Sara Underdown’s wonderful first edition of her Vine & Bubble magazine is available for free download here. All 118 pages are dedicated to Champagne. Beautifully illustrated, professionally designed, all articles are written by experts in their field. Worth a browse, worth a read, worth a subscription. DO have a long look.
Business lounge champagne update, courtesy of Australian Business Traveller, please click here
this week December 24
I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and a prosperous and healthy 2019…with of course as many wonderful champagnes as you can manage!
My quick news: best buys, best of the week’s tastings,
Philippe Jamesse has left Les Crayères! After eighteen years as Head Sommelier, it’s rather sad that we won’t see him there any more.
Champagne Roger Brun reports success in the recent Glass of Bubbly 2018 Awards. A trophy in the Oaky & Toasty section went to La Pelle 2013, while the Cuvée des Sires Grand Cru 2013 achieved a Silver in the Classic and Elegant Section. Matt Wallace at Wines Direct has stock.
And, finally, The Drinks Business provides us with 2018 harvest insights from Champagne Lanson’s chef de cave, the talented Hervé Dantan. On the same topic, Champagne Louis Roederer’s exceptional Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon speaks eloquently to Margaret Rand on the wine-searcher site.