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Champagne Baudry Brut Tradition

The purity, intensity, and persistence of this pure pinot noir is impressive and made me sit up – figuratively – as soon as I tasted it. I offered a glass to Camilla, a waitress related to the Forlino Family that own No Menu, and although standing, she was visibly knocked …

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Champagne Barons de Rothschild Brut

For as long as I can remember, whenever they entertained at Mouton or Lafite, the Rothschilds (like the vast majority of Bordeaux) always began with bubbles. I don’t recall the brands but champagne was mandatory. And of a status and quality to reflect that of their wine. The families later …

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Champagne G.H.MUMM Grand Cru Brut Selection

Bottle-Age Your Champagne I try to buy my champagne in advance. By that, I mean that what I drink now is the previous batch I bought several months ago. I do that so that the wines garner more bottle-age. The result is a less acidic, more rounded wine with fruit that is more expressive …

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Champagne Egly-Ouriet Blanc de Noirs Grand Cru

Francis Egly is, for me, one of the top winemakers in Champagne. The fact he is modest, conscientious, and so very talented makes him and his wines that much more remarkable. No chemical fertilisers, herbicides, pesticides or chemical anti-fungal sprays are employed in the vineyard. Low yields ensure wine of …

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Amour de Deutz 2007 (en magnum)

Marie-Charlotte Mignucci of Champagne Deutz holds a magnum of Amour de Deutz 2007 with Alfred Leung, Founder & CEO of Imperial Treasure Group, in their new Paris restaurant. This pure chardonnay blanc de blancs is going from strength to strength. From magnum, the fruit is still very primary. With hints …

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