Champagne Harvest 2017: First Impressions

Posted on 5 Oct, 2017

The Comité Champagne (CIVC) has published its preliminary comments for the 2017 harvest that terminated in September, indicating satisfactory total acidity and an average alcohol potential exceeding 10% by volume, suggesting a very promising balance.

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Dom Pérignon 1998 P2 Best Champagne in the World in 2017

Posted on 17 Sep, 2017

Dom Pérignon (magnum) P2 1998 has won the title of 2017 Supreme World Champion and Best French Sparkling Wine at the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships (CSWWC) held on September 14th in London.

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Champagne Sales in 2016 Reach € 4.71 billion: US Up, UK Down

The Champagne Bureau (Comité Champagne) has released its preliminary sales data for 2016, confirming a positive value trend with a total turnover of € 4.71 billion.

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Europe’s Largest Champagne Tasting to be Held in London on 29th March 2017

All eyes will be on London in the build up to the official #Champagne experience day, where over 70 Champagne houses and growers will come together for Europe’s largest Champagne tasting on Wednesday 29th March 2017.
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UK Champagne Market Trend Up in Quality

British consumers are investing more in their champagne, as vintage and rosé are trending in the UK, the Comité Champagne indicates.

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Champagne Sales Hit All Time Record in 2015 With € 4.74 Billion, Australia Grows by 24%

Posted on 8 Apr, 2016

The Champagne Bureau (Comité Interprofessionnel Du Vin De Champagne – CIVC) has just released the sales data for 2015, indicating that the turnover from Champagne reached a new high of € 4.74 billion, (+5.3% compared to 2014), breaking the previous record of 2007.

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Champagne Bureau Launches New HD 360 Degrees Impressive Interactive Video Of The Champagne Region

Posted on 17 Dec, 2015

The Champagne Bureau (Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne – CIVC) has lunched an impressive 360 degrees HD interactive video that allows you to explore the beautiful sceneries of the Champagne Region.
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The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2016 Is Open For Worldwide Entries

Posted on 17 Dec, 2015

The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships (CSWWC) is now officially open for 2016 entries via www.champagnesparklingwwc.com.
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Taittinger Launches Domaine Evremond In Kent To Produce Premium English Sparkling Wine

Posted on 10 Dec, 2015

Champagne Taittinger has recently announced it will produce a range of premium English sparkling wines in Kent, South East England, under the brand Domaine Evremond.

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Champagne VS Prosecco VS Cava: Battle Of The Bubble Video

Posted on 28 Nov, 2015

We were surfing on YouTube looking for interesting videos on champagne and we ended up in a “bubbly” video we think it is worth to share with our readers.  

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Top French Chef Anne-Sophie Pic Receives 2015 Gosset Celebris Trophy

Posted on 14 Oct, 2015

For the 21st edition of its “Celebris” thropy, Gosset, the oldest wine house in Champagne, has selected Ms Anne-Sophie Pic, the only female French chef to have ever received 3 Michelin stars.

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Taittinger Teaches You French With Champagne

Posted on 12 Oct, 2015

The iconic Taittinger House has posted on his facebook page 4 short animated videos titled “Learn French Avec Champagne Taittinger”. Basic french words so far, but hey, great champagne! 😉
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A Sense Of Plénitude In Champagne – An Interesting Overview By Dom Perignon

Posted on 3 Oct, 2015

Bottles of fine wine can age gracefully and improve with time, developing what the experts call tertiary aromas, usually at the expense of fruit. Assuming proper storage conditions, it matters little whether the cellars where this happens are located in Paris, New York or Tokyo: the outcome will be the same. Not (always) so much with Champagne, however.

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Krug Launches Potato Dessert For Xmas

Posted on 9 Sep, 2015

After a summer showcasing Krug and potato food pairing in the French Riviera, the iconic Champagne house will launch a “Krug & Potato” Christmas dessert in partnership with French pastry chef Sébastien Gaudard.
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Krug Bordeaux Month To Host Potato Culinary Experience From 15th September To 15th October 2015

Posted on 29 Jul, 2015

“Krug Bordeaux Month” will include this year a new culinary experience around the use of local produce, potato mostly, but also other foods, from September 15th to October 15th, 2015.

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Deutz Introduces Half-Bottle Prestige Cuvées

Posted on 24 Jul, 2015

Deutz has launched its 3 Prestige Cuvées champagnes, William Deutz, Amour de Deutz and Amour de Deutz Rosé, in half, 375ml bottles.

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Champagne Vineyard Cultural Landscape Gets Included In UNESCO World Heritage List

Posted on 20 Jul, 2015

The 21 representatives of the State Parties to the UNESCO World Heritage Convention unanimously voted in favour of including the Champagne Slopes, Houses and Cellars on the World Heritage List in the Living Cultural Landscapes category.
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Armand De Brignac Lanches Its Blanc De Noirs

Posted on 24 Jun, 2015

Luxury Champagne House Armand de Brignac has just announced its new Blanc De Noirs champagne is now available for pre-order.

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Champagne Bureau USA Launches Interactive Champagne Map

Posted on 22 Jun, 2015

The Champagne Bureau of USA has launched its new interactive map of the Champagne region.
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KRUG GRANDE CUVÉE PAIRED WITH POTATO ON THE FRENCH RIVIERA IN JUNE 2015

Posted on 31 May, 2015

The Champagne House Krug will create a culinary journey devoted to gastronomic tasting from 1st to 30th June 2015 on the French Riviera.

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COMITÉ CHAMPAGNE LAUNCHING “CHAMPAGNE CAMPUS” E-LEARNING PROGRAMME & APP

Posted on 30 May, 2015

The Comité Champagne (CIVC) is launching its first e-learning programme. Known as Champagne Campus, it complements the digital package developed by the Comité Champagne to educate people about Champagne.

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Lanson Creates Champagne Garden At Hurlingham Park In London On June 5th-7th 2015

Posted on 29 May, 2015

Champagne Lanson will kick-start the summer season with Chestertons Polo in Hurlingham Park in London, from 5th to 7th June 2015.

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Best 100 Champagnes For 2015 Announced, Dom Ruinart Rosé 2002 Top Champagne

Posted on 16 May, 2015

After days of blind-tastings of hundreds of champagnes Fine Champagne magazine, the international publication devoted to king of wines and thetastingbook.com, the new on-line media for wine, selected the “100 Best Champagne for 2015”, with Ruinart Dom Ruinart Rosé 2002 becoming the top champagne this year.

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Hervé Dantan Officially Becomes Lanson Cellar Master

Posted on 13 May, 2015

After having spent the last two years with Jean-Paul Gandon, former wine maker of Lanson since 1986, Hervé Dantan has been confirmed new cellar master, aka chef de cave, of the prestigious Champagne House.

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New Champagne Sabrage World Record: 55 Bottles In 60 Seconds

Julio Gonzalo Chang Romero, owner of the cocktail bar Hush-Hush in Gothenburg, Sweden sabered 55 bottles of champagne in 60 seconds at Gothemburg Wine Deli held on March 20-21 2015.
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Lanson Invests EURO 14 Million To Upgrade Its Production Chain And Introduces Oak To Its Wines

Posted on 28 Mar, 2015

In an increasingly challenging framework for champagne, with stiff competition from less complex and cheaper sparkling wines, some of the best Champagne houses have taken the bold step to invest in further increasing the already high quality of their wines.

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Champagne Sales Value Grew 3.2% In 2014 Thanks To Strong Exports

According to preliminary official data released by the Champagne Committee (CIVC), total sale of champagne in 2014 reached 307,132,540 bottles in volume and €4.5 billion in value.

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Ecuador And Chile Recognize Champagne Appellation Of Origin

Posted on 18 Feb, 2015

In January 2015, the Ecuador Intellectual Property Institute recognised Champagne as an appellation of foreign origin, following a request filed by the Comité Champagne in 2012.
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Champagne Sales In 2014 Second Best After 2007

Posted on 7 Feb, 2015

According to preliminary figures by the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC), champagne shipments worldwide will reach at least 307 million bottles 2014.
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De Venoge Aims High By Moving To Gallice Townhouse

Posted on 28 Jan, 2015

Champagne House de Venoge is due to move to Gallice historic townhouse in Avenue De Champagne, the most prestigious address in Epernay.

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Piper-Heidsieck To Be The Oscars Official Champagne

Posted on 21 Jan, 2015

The historic Champagne House Piper-Heidsieck will be the exclusive champagne of the Oscars in 2015.
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Pierre Emmanuel Taittinger Named President Of The Association Viticole Champenoise

Posted on 20 Jan, 2015

Pierre Emmanuel Taittinger, President of the prestigious Champagne House carrying his name, was chosen by the Champagne Committee (Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne – CIVC) as the new President of the Association Viticole Champenoise (AVC).
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New Champagne Sabering World’s Record: 48 Bottles In One Minute

Posted on 11 Jan, 2015

On 31st December 2014 Frank Esposito, General Manager of Long Island’s restaurant Coral House, has set the new Champagne Sabering World’s Record by opening 48 bottles with a sword in one minute.
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Bruno Paillard N.P.U. 1999 Rated 95/100 By Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Posted on 4 Dec, 2014

Global bimonthly wine publication Wine Advocate, published by leading US wine critic Robert Parker rated special cuvée champagne Bruno Paillard N.P.U. 1999 with 95 points over 100.

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Italesse Launches Richard Juhlin Optimum Champagne Glass

Posted on 2 Dec, 2014

Italian glassmaker Italesse, a front-runner in the ‘beverage and design oriented tableware’ market, joined forces with champagne guru Richard Juhlin and leading international designers Claesson Koivisto Rune to create “Richard Juhlin Optimum”, the optimal glass for tasting champagne.
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Deutz Unveils Its New Rosé Prestige Cuvée: Amour de Deutz Rosé 2006

Champagne House Deutz officially unveiled its latest Cuvée de Prestige: Amour de Deutz Rosé 2006. Successor to Cuvée William Deutz Rosé 2002, this new champagne is stamped with the quality of the magnificent 2006 harvest.

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Jay-Z Buys Out Armand De Brignac “Ace of Spade” Champagne

Rapper Shawn Carter aka Jay- Z acquired the champagne brand Armand De Brignac from Sovereign Brands. Also referred to as Ace of Spade because of its distinctive logo engraved on special metal bottles, Armand De Brignac has become synonymous with supreme luxury, with a retail price for its Brut Non Vintage cuvée averaging EURO 200/USD 300.

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G.H. Mumm Partners With Superstar DJ David Guetta

Posted on 29 Oct, 2014

The Champagne House Mumm announced its partnership with internationally acclaimed DJ and music producer David Guetta, on the launch of his track ‘Dangerous’.  

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Pol Roger 1914 Bottle Sold For GBP 5,640

Posted on 25 Oct, 2014

On October 23, 2014 a bottle of Pol Roger champagne from the 1914 vintage was sold for GBP 5,640 at Bonhams auction house in London. Prior to the auction the bottle which laid undisturbed in the Pol Roger cellars for 100 years, was estimated at GBP3,000 – GBP4,000.

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Champagne Deutz 2014 Harvest Report

Posted on 24 Oct, 2014

According to the Champagne House Deutz the 2014 vintage looks very promising. Fabrice Rosset, Chairman and CEO, is excited about the quality of the still wines and 2014 could well produce some fabulous vintage champagnes.

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Mongolia Recognizes Champagne Protected Name And Geographical Indication

Posted on 21 Oct, 2014

Mongolia has officially recognized Champagne as a geographical indication. This decision will provide Champagne wines with an effective and extended level of protection against misuse of the Champagne name. 

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White Wine Glass Better Than Champagne Flute, Expert Says

Posted on 20 Oct, 2014

According to Federico Lleonart, Global Wine Ambassador for Spain & Argentina at Pernod Ricard, the Group that owns top Champagne houses G.H. Mumm and Perrier-Jouët, champagne is best served from a simple white wine glass.

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Eurostar Sets Champagne Tasting World Record

Posted on 17 Oct, 2014

The high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, kick-started its 20th anniversary celebrations by setting the Guinness World Records title for the Largest Champagne Tasting Event.

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Perrier-Jouët Registers Strong Increase In Sales in 2013/2014

Posted on 16 Oct, 2014

According to Pernod Ricard, the Group controlling Perrier-Jouët and G.H. Mumm, both Champagne Houses registered sales increases in the financial year 2013/2014.

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Champagne Business Continues To Perform Well, Says LVMH

Posted on 15 Oct, 2014

World’s largest luxury products group LVMH saw its wines & spirits business organic revenue decline by 3% in the first nine months of 2014, according to a company press release dated 14th October 2014.

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Ruinart Launches “The Cellar Case” Champagne Christmas Gift

Posted on 14 Oct, 2014

Just in time for Christmas gifting, the Champagne House Ruinart has designed the Cellar Case, a wooden case that is both practical and playful.
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Bruno Paillard Preliminary Review Of The 2014 Champagne Harvest

Posted on 9 Oct, 2014

According to a review of the 2014 harvest in Champagne by Bruno Paillard, the real winner of this year is the chardonnay grape.

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Lanson Launches Disneyland Champagne

Posted on 8 Oct, 2014

Disneyland and Lanson teamed up to launch Disneyland special cuvée champagne to celebrate the new Ratatouille attraction at the amusement park in Paris.

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Thierry Roset Chef De Cave Of Charles Heidsieck Dies

Posted on 6 Oct, 2014

Thierry Roset, Cellar Master of Champagne house Charles Heidsieck died suddenly at the age of 55.

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Moët Hennesy Opens Very First Store At Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport

Posted on 4 Oct, 2014

The largest champagne producer Moët Hennessy, part of luxury group LVMH and owner of a number of top Champagne houses such as Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Dom Pérignon, Krug and Ruinart opened it’s very first store.

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