Award winning books in stock.

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Gert Crum and Kaaren Palmer books are now in stock. Books   A newly released mammoth book is Gert Crum’s – ‘Champagne – The Future Uncorked’. This book contains newly revised and updated maps of all the important vineyard lieux-dits … Read More

Biodynamics?

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The truth about biodynamic viticulture. There is much talk about this type of viticulture. Lots of strange preparations. No herbicides, no pesticides. Copper allowed. Stuff fermented in cow horn etc. etc. Some of the weird concoctions are: Preparation 500 (horn … Read More

Aroma chart

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This chart has been around in French for a while, here is an English version I have created with a few tweaks. You can download the hires version.

Prize Winning Photos

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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. This image is of Anselme Selosse – one of gurus of Champagne – … Read More

Open for business

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Champagne de Vigneron is alive and well – searching for vinous Champagnes that speak loudly of the terroir and the wine maker. Arriving in March are some terroir focused wines for Melbourne clients. Stunning wines from Philippe Glavier, Hélène Beaugrand, … Read More