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Paris to Reims in 45 Minutes

Champagne is just 45 minutes away. If you are going from Paris to Champagne, catch the TGV from Gare de l’Est. Forty-five minutes later, you will be in Reims where many of the major houses are located, including Louis Roederer, Taittinger, Veuve Clicquot, Charles Heidsieck, and Krug. Gare de l’Est is …

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A Barrel of Champagne from €23,400

Champagne Paul Launois, founded in 1872 in Les Mesnil sur Oger, is out to make history this Friday 14 June 2019. The Champagne house is offering for auction 10 barrels of Grand Cru Champagne Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay for a minimum price of €23,400 a barrel. Each owner will work alongside …

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Champagne Apollonis Monodie Extra Brut 2008

The family that owns Champagne Apollonis can trace winegrowing back to the 17th century. Proprietor Michel Loriot’s ancestor, Leopold Loriot (born in 1867), was a saxophonist in the brass band of Festigny, where the family is still based in the Marne Valley. Music courses through their lives and Monodie is …

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The Emperor’s Breakfast • Yechun Teahouse • Yangzhou

Yechun Teahouse • Yangzhou 🏠广陵区丰乐上街8号(近西园饭店)    📲86 514 8736 8018 Yangzhou was a favourite of Qianlong (1711 – 1799). The Manchu emperor visited the city six times in his southern expeditions. This was before the age of motor travel and aeroplanes. The distance between Beijing and Yangzhou was some 800 …

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Champagne Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée

Tasting non-vintage Champagne is tricky because what I tasted may not be the same where you are. This is because the production of non-vintage being usually very large, they can be of different batches that have been sent out around the world. I am, however, certain the one I tasted …

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Vincent Chaperon • New Chef de Cave of Dom Perignon

On 1 January 2019, Vincent Chaperon became the new custodian of  the world’s most famous Champagne. His formal title is Chef de Cave. What that really means is the 43-year young Frenchman is the spokesman, winemaker, ambassador and interpreter of Dom Perignon. When Chaperon assumed the top post at Dom Perignon in …

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A Champagne Great

Back to Back 2008 • 24 July 2019 There is now universal consensus among winegrowers and wine writers that 2008 is one of the greatest vintages of Champagne. On Wednesday 24 July 2019, you will have a chance to enjoy two of the most acclaimed champagnes of this already exceptional vintage in …

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Champagne William Deutz 2006

Champagne Deutz is the house champagne of the Peninsula Hong Kong. Dedicated to the founder of the house, Cuvée William Deutz is one of their top wines. It is made up of about two-thirds Pinot Noir, a third of Chardonnay, and a pinch of Pinot Meunier. 2006 is a  very …

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Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve

This entry level non-vintage overdelivers big time. Not reductive nor skinny. Yet, not oxidative at all. Instead, there’s roundness of freshness, depth, and developed and layered fruit. Bright light gold. Quince, brioche, dried citrus peel and star anise spice. Medium-plus bodied. Versatile. Enjoyable as an aperitif and with first courses, …

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