Police seize 9200 bottles of fake as Champagne

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Reuters: Police have seized hundreds of thousands of euros worth of fake champagne in a workshop near Padua, northern Italy, with counterfeiters looking to pass off sparkling wine as Moet & Chandon.

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Turn your afternoon upside down-rosé Champagne

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Escape the mundane

On a wintry Saturday when the view outside is bathed in London bleak grey (a distant cousin of the bright azure “Klein Blue”), there is nothing left but to inject some spring into the step and drive away the SAD.

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Part 2: English terroir & food pairing in Chinatown

In this second part of our visit to Hambledon Vineyard, we discuss what English sparkling wine producers are planting to make the most of our cool climate "terroir"? 

Come with us to London's Chinatown to discover a great dish to pair with English sparkling wine & find out why it works so well!


Part 2 - Tasting Champagne Tristan H, Iseult

“Truly delicious!” Venture once more into the cool Autumnal cellars with Carl Sherman & taste the crème de la crème of Champagne Tristan H, the “Iseult”.

This champagne goes beyond the canopé selection, prefering the company big bold cuisine.. enjoy!

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Cellar Tasting - Champagne TristanH & Carl Sherman

"Grower" champagnes are the smaller houses where high quality meets finite supply. It was a glorious drive from Reims to the village of Cerseuil, in the Marne Valley, not far from Epernay.

We joined Carl Sherman, Champagne specialist from Reims on this visit...


Organic / Biodynamic Champagne Extravaganza in Reims

Searching for reasons to zoom across to Reims in the heart of Champagne is never a difficult business.

In this instance the reason came from resident champagne specialist and national #Winelover ambassador to the region, Carl Sherman and involved tasting very fine organic & biodynamically produced bubbly.


English wine - Hambledon Vineyard, Part 1

For those wondering how English wine stands up to Champagne, meet Ian Kellett, founder and managing director of Hambledon Vineyard in Hampshire, Southern England. 

With the heritage of Champagne and a not dissimilar climate, Hambledon Vineyard epitomises the new wave of serious sparkling wine making that is going on in the UK.


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