A nice masterclass run by David Donald – using my stock of 1996 Champagnes. My notes are my personal view. 1996 Diebolt-Vallois Blanc de Blancs. This is the regular bottling. Pure and mineral but still showing quite a bit of … Read More
Monday October 12th at Black Events Melbourne. There were two sessions – Trade first then public in the evening. There was a mix of the usual big house brands, small house brands and growers. Sadly across all market segments, big … Read More
1995 Bollinger Grande Annee A slightly evolved style – a nice drink but maybe not in pristine condition. 2000 Launois Maxime BdB Very pure and intense, classic Chardonnay from a great village. Long and subtle with the dosage perfectly integrated. … Read More
Just a few observations on Champagne Export statistics. Here we have graphs showing different perspectives. You can click on the graphs for a larger popup version. First, the total bottle statistics for top ten counties. Here we have the total … Read More
Montgueux is a remarkable wine region – totally unique in its structural makeup. Classified as being in the ‘Cote des Bars’ region which can be often further colloquially known as the ‘Aube’ – but in fact it has little in … Read More
A nice restaurant with good food and BYO for a minimal corkage fee is allowed. Near the church in the middle of Epernay.