In the 12 months to 8 August 2019, sales of Champagne (volume 9lr cases), decreased by -4.Yet the total value of rosé Champagne sales actually increased by 0.
1st November, 2019 by Phoebe French Scottish chef Adam Handling is to add another site to his London restaurant empire, unveiling plans for a restaurant and Champagne bar on the King’s Road that aims to make zero-waste “luxurious”.Deboned chicken feet with caviar The new restaurant, called Ugly Butterfly, is set to open on 13 November.
31st October, 2019 by Edith Hancock A PhD researcher has launched a Kickstarter campaign that will give fizz-lovers the right to name their own organic Champagne brand.(Photo: Pedro Bentancour Garin/Kickstarter) Pedro Bentancour Garin, an archeology researcher at the University of Stockholm in Sweden, has started a crowdfunding campaign on platform Kickstarter to fund the start of a new “organic and eco-sustainable Champagne-brand”.
With the UK remaining Champagne’s top export market by volume, it’s little surprise that London is spoilt for choice.We have sifted through our Wine List Confidential database to bring you a selection of restaurants that truly with Champagne selections that outshine the rest.
21st October, 2019 by Patrick Schmitt We exclusively reveal the flavour and composition of a pair of 120 year-old bottles of Pol Roger Champagne that have spent more than a century buried in wet chalk after a cellar collapse in 1900.If you have missed our previous reports on this treasure-trove of historic fizz, Pol Roger lost as many as 1.
16th October, 2019 by Patrick Schmitt Watch loop artist Michael Sebastian set Champagne Krug to music at The Gibson Guitar Studio in London this week.Read more KRUG LAUNCH ‘OPULENT’ 2006 VINTAGE CHAMPAGNE But the house also asked Sebastian to compose an additional piece of music to reflect the nature of its Krug Grand Cuvée, which is released each year, but comprises a blend of wine spanning 10 different harvests.
The first 120 year-old bottles of Pol Roger Champagne were opened in Epernay yesterday, having spent more than a century buried in sodden chalk after a cellar collapse in 1900.As previously reported by db, Pol Roger lost as many as 1.
Elegance is always in the minimal, said French designer Philippe Starck at the launch of the Louis Roederer et Philippe Starck Brut Nature 2012 launch last night in London Pointing at Louis Roederer director Frédéric Rouzaud, and the Champagne producer’s cellar master Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Starck said, “These two took a big risk with me.” Continuing, he highlighted the difference between the respectability of Roederer and Starck’s outrageous nature by comparing the partnership to a pair of contrasting British figures.
25th September, 2019 by Phoebe French Laurent Fresnet, formerly the cellar master at Champagne Henriot, is to move to Champagne Mumm, taking over from Didier Mariotti.The son of a Champagne grower and winemaker, Fresnet was appointed cellar master at Reims-based Champagne Henriot in 2006.
11th September, 2019 by Phoebe French A restaurant and bar with its own ‘Champagne-puking unicorn’ is to open on the King’s Road in London inspired by “the uncertain travel environment in the lead up to Brexit”.Called Journey, the restaurant is set in a three-storey building and offers guests the opportunity to embark on a “two-hour interactive taste travel” exploring different cuisines from around the world.
5th September, 2019 by Edith Hancock The Champagne brand owned by Jay Z has officially launched its “most expensive cuvée to date” in the US.The most recent wine to be released in the range is the Blanc de Noirs Assemblage Two (A2), which is is made with 100% Pinot Noir sourced from vineyards in Bouzy, Verzenay, Chigny-les-Roses, Ludes and Rilly-la-Montagne.
3rd September, 2019 by Edith Hancock William Grant & Sons-owned whisky label Glenfiddich has unveiled a new whisky aged in French cuvée casks.Called Glenfiddich Grand Cru, the spirit has been matured for 23 years and finished in rare French cuvée oak casks, which the brand said will “create a true taste of luxury to celebrate with others.
3rd September, 2019 by Patrick Schmitt As this year’s harvest begins in Champagne, db learns that natural yields in the region have shrunk by almost 20% due to extreme summertime temperatures.While this year’s maximum yield from the 2019 harvest was set at 10,200kg/ha (down by 5.
30th August, 2019 by Edith Hancock The Champagne brand owned by rapper and producer Jay Z will launch its “most expensive cuvée to date” next week.The wine, also a Blanc de Noirs, is a blend from three vintages; 2009, 2010, and 2012 respectively.
30th July, 2019 by Ben Young dbHK’s inaugural Champagne Masters Asia blind-tasting competition showed that the appetite for top-quality bubbles in Hong Kong is on the rise.If the first-ever Champagne Masters Asia competition, hosted by the drinks business Hong Kong, is any indication, this trend shows no signs of slowing.
17th July, 2019 by Arabella Mileham Aldi has received a rap from the Advertising Standards Agency, which said its Christmas ad comparing its own-label champagne with a leading champagne brand sold in Tesco misled consumers.The press ad, which ran last December, compared a selection of Christmas products sold by Aldi and Tesco, including Aldi’s own brand Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut which retails for £11.
The advertising watchdog has rapped Aldi on the knuckles over an ad that compared its Veuve Monsigny Champagne to the Moët & Chandon on sale at Tesco.Yet its basket included its own-label Champagne and instead of comparing it with Tesco’s own-label counterpart it went for the branded Moët.
Two star dining at Le Parc within the hotel Les Crayeres It was announced yesterday by the drinks business that the region of Champagne has created a new slogan and logo to encapsulate its appeal to tourists – La Champagne, refined art de vivre – coupled with a new website for potential visitors – visitlachampagne.travel However, for many years db has been exploring the options available to those travelling to and through Champagne, and in our latest Champagne Report – which be downloaded here – we looked closely at the best places to eat and drink in the region.
3rd July, 2019 by db_staff the drinks business Hong Kong is now taking final entries for The Champagne Masters – Asia 2019.The competition will be chaired by the drinks business Hong Kong‘s editorial team, and judged by a panel of cherry-picked judges including Hong Kong-based Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers, senior trade buyers and experienced sommeliers.
In the 12 months to 20 April 2019, sales of Champagne (volume 9lr cases), decreased by -6% in the UK hospitality sector, while in the same period value sales only decreased by -0.However, between 2017 and 2018, volume sales of Champagne decreased by over -13%.