Warning: Use of undefined constant style - assumed 'style' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/customer/www/boozenews.com/public_html/wp-content/themes/boozenews/functions.php on line 244

Tag Archives: REIMS

• Everyone wants to know: What makes a top Champagne vintage?

Everyone wants to know: What makes a top Champagne vintage?

What factors come into play that might distinguish a vintage year in Champagne from a good year? IN A recent conversation with the drinks business, Didier Depond, managing director of the bijou house of Salon-Delamotte made the surprising assertion that there has been no really good vintage in Champagne since 2008. Depond must have been […]

• Old Shipwrecked Champagne, in historic tasting, still pops

Old Shipwrecked Champagne, in historic tasting, still pops

A bottle of Veuve Clicquot thought to date from 1839, found on a shipwreck at the bottom of the Baltic in 2010 has been part of a tasting of old vintages at Veuve Clicquot’s Hôtel du Marc headquarters in Reims, writes Giles Fallowfield. At the tasting there were eight wines to try starting with the yet unreleased […]

• A Rare Peek Inside the World's Most Exclusive Wine Domaine in Burgundy

A Rare Peek Inside the World's Most Exclusive Wine Domaine in Burgundy

At No. 1, Rue Derrière le Four in Vosne-Romanée, the midafternoon sun catches the courtyard, casting a shadow across its white-washed walls, briefly illuminating a small oval-shaped plaque that sits atop a pair of burgundy-colored gates. Against the light one can just make out the letters “RC”—the one clue as to what lies behind. It […]

• A Greener Champagne Bottle

A Greener Champagne Bottle

REIMS, France — Deep below a lush landscape of ripening Champagne grapes, Thierry Gasco, the master vintner for Pommery, ran his finger over the shoulders of a dark green bottle that looked just like the thousands of others reposing in his chilly subterranean cellars. But to the practiced hand and eye, there is a subtle, […]