Review: Drappier Carte D’Or Brut NV

Champagne Drappier is a family owned champagne house that produces around 1.6 million bottles of champagne per year. Founded as a champagne house in 1808, it is based in Urville, Champagne. The house prides itself on the long history of its vineyard, established by the romans almost 2000 years ago. In the early 1100's, Saint …

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Review: Moutard Pere Et Fils Rosé Cuvée Prestige

Moutard is a family run Negociant Manipulant house based in Buxeuil, Champagne. They are a bit of a jack-of-all-trades house, with wines and spirits also forming part of the family business. They have 21 hectares of champagne varietal grapes. According to the house's own datasheets, the Rosé is built from 55% pinot noir, 30% chardonnay and …

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Champagne Pommery Blanc de Blancs NV

Review: Pommery Summertime Blanc de Blancs NV

Champagne Pommery is a key part of the much larger Vranken Pommery Monopole Group, and has been around since 1857 when a late second child and a failing wool industry forced Alexandre Pommery to come out of retirement and try his hand at creating Champagnes. The legacy of both his and his wife's efforts are today …

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Review: Joseph Perrier Vintage 2002 Cuvée Royale

Joseph Perrier is a medium sized champagne house located in the town of Chalons-en-Champagne, south east of Reims. A key pride of the house is its multi-generational leadership, since its inception in 1825 by Joseph Perrier himself until 1998 when it was purchased by the Alain Thienot group – which has strong presence in the …

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Review: Champagne Duperrey Rosé Brut NV

Champagne Duperrey is a Marque d'acheteur champagne brand of Australian supermarket giant Woolworths, and is exclusively sold through it's Dan Murphy and BWS chains. How does this work? Woolworths owns the brand label "Duperrey" - which is a homage to adventurer Louis Isidore Duperrey who circumnavigated the globe in his ship La Coquille. This brand is attached …

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Champagne Remy D'Audierre

Review: Remy D’Audierre Cuvée Speciale Brut NV

Remy D'Audierre is the bargain price point wine of Champagne Cuperly, a house from Verzy, Champagne. Cuperly was founded in 1845 a wine and spirits trader at first, with the family taking it into champagne production in the early 1900's. The pride of the house are it's vineyards, which are Grand Cru rated - the …

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Review: Piper Heidsieck Cuvée Sublime Demi-Sec NV

Piper-Heidsieck is the most popular of the 3 well-known Heidsieck Champagne houses. The House began as Heidsieck & Co in 1785 which was split into two companies by bickering descendants in 1838 – One continuing and evolving into Piper-Heidsieck, the other into Heidsieck & Monopole. A third house: Charles Heidsieck, came to be in 1851 …

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