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Champagne: Bubbling up again

Published:  07 October, 2020

Champagne houses are embracing ecommerce and direct consumer sales in a bid to beat the downturn. James Lawrence follows the fizz of this hero French region.

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Perrier-Jouët launches podcast celebrating outgoing Hervé Dechamps

Published:  29 September, 2020

Maison Perrier-Jouët has launched a podcast series celebrating the legacy of the House’s seventh cellar master Hervé Dechamps, who will retire next month after 37 years. 

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Cellar Trends strengthens portfolio with Beau Joie

Published:  29 July, 2020

Drinks distributor Cellar Trends has strengthened its sparkling portfolio with the addition of Beau Joie Champagne as part of its UK growth strategy. 

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Dom Pérignon releases 2010 vintage

Published:  07 July, 2020

Dom Pérignon has released its 2010 Vintage - from a year Chef de Cave Vincent Chaperon said was a “daunting challenge” due to the botrytis that attacked the Pinot Noir vines.

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Champagne Top 100 launched in London

Published:  03 March, 2020

London fine-wine club 67 Pall Mall is partnering with wine-event and education provider Scala Wine to launch The Champagne Top 100.

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Winner of UK Ruinart Sommelier Challenge revealed

Published:  26 February, 2020

Paul Fauvel, head sommelier at The Lanesborough, has won the UK Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2020.

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Nicolas Feuillatte pinpoints no/low as key rival for Champagne

Published:  27 January, 2020

Nicolas Feuillatte has pinpointed the burgeoning no/low category as a key rival for the Champagne market going forward.

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Veuve Clicquot to open London Champagne bar

Published:  17 October, 2019

Veuve Clicquot has partnered with award-winning US singer-songwriter Annie Clark, better known as St Vincent, to open a Champagne bar in London’s Covent Garden.

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Changing of the guard at Taittinger

Published:  16 October, 2019

Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger is to step down as president of the eponymous family-owned Champagne house at the end of 2019.

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EWGA Wines to distribute Champagne Boizel

Published:  31 July, 2019

EWGA Wines has signed a deal with the Boizel family to become the exclusive on-trade UK distributor of the Champagne brand.

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Delamain returns to directly cultivating vines in Grande Champagne

Published:  02 July, 2019

The House of Delamain has returned to directly cultivating vines in Grande Champagne for the first time in over a century.

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Champagne Castelnau launches limited vintage magnums for festive season

Published:  26 November, 2018

Champagne Castelnau has released its Oenotheque Collection of limited edition magnums 1995, 1996 and 1998 for the first time in new livery in the run-up to Christmas.

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Gonzalez Byass turns focus on Champagne Deutz

Published:  19 June, 2018

Gonzalez Byass has turned the focus on Champagne Deutz with a summer push to promote the premium French fizz.

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The Champagne Academy appoints new chairman

Published:  19 March, 2018

The Champagne Academy has appointed Marcus Little as its chairman for 2018.

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War over planting rights erupts in Champagne

Published:  16 January, 2018

A war over planting rights is being waged in France, where Champagne growers want to severely limit new plantings of vines by rival growers in areas surrounding Champagne’s production zone.

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Hallgarten adds more sparkle to its Champagne portfolio

Published:  11 October, 2017

Hallgarten has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor of Champagne Collet and certified organic producer, Champagne Lelarge-Pugeot, to the on-trade and independents.

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Champagne Lanson UK bolsters prestige retail division

Published:  28 September, 2017

Champagne Lanson has appointed Christopher Connell as a national account executive in its prestige retail division.

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Champagne Jayne victorious against Champagne authority

Published:  26 May, 2017

Wine writer and educator Jayne Powell has won a protracted five-year legal battle to use the moniker “Champagne Jayne” as her official trademark.

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New MD at Nicolas Feuillatte

Published:  12 May, 2017

The world’s third biggest Champagne brand has appointed a new managing director to lead the company into the future.

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Moët UK's Sommelier Of The Year opens for entries

Published:  03 March, 2017

Moët & Chandon's Sommelier of the Year competition has returned for another year, once again looking to bestow the accolade on a shining star of the UK on-trade.

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