January Pre-arrival – Rodez and Ledru

Arriving in January are the iconic Champagnes from maybe the king and queen of Ambonnay – Eric Rodez and Marie-Noelle Ledru. Get onto the exclusive subscriber list to get all the details.


November Pre-arrival – Lilbert, Coquillette

Bertrand Lilbert is one of the masters of Cramant terroir, and Stephane Coquillette is a master of Chouilly terroir who also creates a profound Blanc de Noir from Ay. Subscribe to get onto the exclusive email list.

Newsletter – April in France 2016

Hello Champagne aficionados,

April is a busy time in Champagne region – with growers launching new tasting salon exhibitions left right and centre.  There was only one Salon eight years ago “Terres et Vins” – now there are 21 !  Most are now based in Reims with only  a few  based in some of the villages. This week has been named ‘Le Printemps des Champagnes’. It is a busy week – spitoons are the order of the day – and a firm resolve with copious note taking. Most growers speak enough English to be well understood. Also there are a number of events at local wine bars – show casing growers’ champagne.

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Prize Winning Photos

Two of my photos have won some nice awards during the year. This one of Emmanuel Lassaigne disgorging Champagne has captured him at just the right moment.lassaigne-1-21-Jan-15

This image is of Anselme Selosse – one of gurus of Champagne – discussing his methodology.