Category Archive: Champagne

The Wine Year Ahead

Hot on the heels of awards season comes predictions for the year ahead. My attempt last year was quite personal – I ended up buying lots of Nebbiolo, it was indeed the year… Continue reading

Sherry Shorts: Eating Vegetables

Although much has been written of late about the gastronomic potential of the wines of Jerez and Sanlúcar, vegetables, with the notable exception of amontillado’s classic pairing with artichokes, rarely feature in the discussion. It’s… Continue reading

The Vine Inspiration Wine and Music Awards 2015

Wines of the Year, Food Oscars, Golden Pints, everyone is at it. For many hacks and bloggers it seems to be merely a thinly veiled exercise to publicly thank the PR folk who gazed upon them… Continue reading

Charles Heidsieck Champagne

I’ve been holding onto this post for a while, as I often get asked in the run up to Christmas and New Year’s Eve what Champagne I’ll be drinking over the festive season. The choice… Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Day 2014 – A day of great bottles

There really isn’t anything unusual about an Irishman celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, but I like to think that since we share names, I have more right to indulge on this day than most.… Continue reading

Most Enjoyable Wines Of 2013 – Pol Roger Brut Vintage 2002 Champagne

With grower Champagnes all the rage in recent years, a lot of the grande marques have become quite unhip in the minds of the wine cognoscenti. Thankfully, seeing as I think its standard… Continue reading

Tasted with Le Caveau – Champagne Philipponnat

In my own opinionated little head, which admittedly frequently bears little resemblance to reality, I like to think of Champagnes as being grouped according to the brand image they wish to convey to… Continue reading

Choice Champagnes – The Best Bubbles of 2012

Thanks to a glut of recent celebratory occasions and the discovery of some quirky Champagne bars while travelling, I’ve probably consumed more Champagne in the past year than in the rest of my… Continue reading