Moet et Chandon Champagne NV

Freshen Your Drink: Moët et Chandon Brut Impérial NV

Some champagnes have a high level of rotation on the cellar shelves, due to popularity. Due to this, we re-test some big house Brut NV's each year to ensure that our scoring is based on what you can buy now. We call this "freshening your drink" and our scoreboard reflects the latest and greatest bottles …

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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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