Review: Forget-Chemin Héritage Brut NV

Forget-Chemin is a small recoltant champagne house based in Ludes, Champagne. All 13 hectares of the houses vineyards are classified as Level 3 HVE; meaning they operate to the highest level of sustainable viticulture. The house grows all of it's own grapes used for it's wines, with vineyards across several regions in Champagne. Today we try …

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Champagne Duperrey Brut NV

Review: Champagne Duperrey Premier Cru 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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Review: Cattier Brut Vintage 2008

Chigny-Les-Roses is a small village located 16km’s south of Reims, Champagne. Despite its size, Chigny-Les-Roses still manages to have a few notable champagne houses which includes Dumangin, Lassalle and (throwing its youngish elbows about) Cattier. Founded as a house proper in 1918 (prior to that the family were long running grape growers), the business is …

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Review: Heidsieck & Monopole Blue Top Brut NV

One of the 3 champagne houses originating from the famous Heidsieck family, Heidsieck  & Co Monopole was founded in 1785 by Henri Louis Walbaum and Auguste Heidsieck. Based out of Reims, the house is today owned by the Vranken Pommery group. Although the house's lineage is based off the famed Piper-Heidsieck establishment, Monopole & Co has …

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Review: Lanson Gold Label Brut Vintage 2005

Champagne Lanson is the ninth largest house in Champagne, and certainly one of the richest in terms of history. Founded in 1760 by Francois Delamotte, the house became “Lanson” after the appointment of close family friend Jean-Baptiste Lanson to the helm of the company in the early 1800’s. Second-generation owner Nicolas-Louis Delamotte, who was a …

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