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Gosset Matchmakers Competition returns for its seventh year

Published:  09 May, 2022

Champagne Gosset welcome entries for the 2022 edition of its landmark Matchmakers Competition, run in collaboration with The Sommelier Collective and Le Cordon Bleu in London.

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Moët teases permanent Harrods Champagne bar

Published:  06 May, 2022

Moët & Chandon has announced it will be opening its largest stand-alone Champagne bar in Europe at Harrods in Knightsbridge at the end of June.

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Champagne has cause to celebrate

Published:  21 April, 2022

With sales exceeding all expectations, the drink for good times is back on top form, finds James Bayley.

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A model UK winery

Published:  13 April, 2022

Cast your mind back, if you can, to the pre-pandemic rush of grape plantings that boosted English wine coverage before 2020.

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Global thirst for Champagne drives staggering new price highs

Published:  06 April, 2022

Champagne sales surpassed pre-pandemic levels last year, with over 320 million bottles shipped worldwide and the US overtaking the UK as Champagne’s top export market by volume.

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Champagne's Supernova

Published:  17 March, 2022

While there was little to celebrate in 2020, Champagne was back with a bang last year, which seemed to take everyone – including the Champenois – by surprise. 

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Highest volumes of Champagne produced for 10 years

Published:  16 February, 2022

Since March 2020 the Champagne market has been on ice, with little cause for celebration during a global pandemic that has reduced so many gatherings and engagements to a Zoom call.

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Five minutes with Jerome Jacober, Eminent Wines

Published:  01 February, 2022

As the frontrunner of celebrity-endorsed wines with the UB40 Red, Red Wine range, Eminent Wines’ founder and CEO explains to Jo Gilbert how famous faces – and a compelling story – can help brands to stand out.

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Bolney Wine Estate acquired by major international

Published:  17 January, 2022

Sussex-based Bolney Wine Estate has been sold to sparkling wine behemoth Henkell-Freixenet via Freixenet Copestick in the UK.

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Prosecco opens doors for Italy

Published:  12 January, 2022

David Kermode delves into the world of Italian sparklers as the category covers new ground, from the march of rosé Prosecco to the increasingly popular high-quality fizzes of Franciacorta and Trento.

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Champagne visionary Claude Taittinger dies

Published:  10 January, 2022

One of Champagne's most important pioneers passed away last week, aged 94.

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Sparkling wine delivered bumper Christmas sales

Published:  06 January, 2022

The sparkling wine category was the clear winner of the Christmas retail bonanza, with both merchants and analysts reporting bumper sales.

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New Generation adds Champagne Carbon to its portfolio

Published:  04 January, 2022

Wine importer and wholesaler New Generation has become the exclusive agents of Champagne Carbon, a niche brand created by Alexandre Méa.

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Champagne Castelnau and Nicolas Feuillatte finalise merger deal

Published:  17 December, 2021

Two of Champagne’s most important cooperatives reached an historic agreement this week, creating a powerful new stakeholder in the region.

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Campari Group UK to distribute Champagne Lallier

Published:  12 November, 2021

Campari Group UK is to take over the distribution of Champagne Lallier within the London M25 area, in a phased approach with current distributor, Boutinot wines.

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Q&A: Laurent Fresnet Cellar Master, Mumm

Published:  18 October, 2021

In partnership with Champagne Mumm

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Champagne anticipating the arrival of a 'classical' vintage

Published:  21 September, 2021

After a run of atypically warm growing seasons, the Champenoise are joyous at the return of a high-acid, 'classical' vintage.

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Lockdown accelerated Champagne's growth in mainland China

Published:  14 September, 2021

Demand for Champagne has risen dramatically in mainland China over the past 12 months, according to market expert Lei Meng.

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Cambridge’s Veni Vidi Bibi charity bash delivers for children

Published:  09 September, 2021

Cambridge Wine Merchants inaugural Veni Vidi Bibi charity dinner managed to raise £5,735 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices in one sitting.

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Five minutes with Carine Bailleul, Champagne Castelnau

Published:  03 August, 2021

Having recently succeeded Elisabeth Sarcelet as Champagne Castelnau’s chef de caves, Carine Bailleul, who worked alongside Sarcelet since 2003, shares how her wine journey ended in Champagne with Lisa Riley

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