Christmas Cheat Sheet Champagne

Champagne Cheat Sheet – Christmas 2018

"What is the best champagne for a Christmas gift?" It's that time of the year again, the run into Christmas and New Years. Life is busy and you're pretty much in need of a few drinks come December 25th for either the lunch table or to wrap up as a gift. Let me save you …

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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: Pierre Gimonnet Selection Belles Années Brut

Pierre Gimonnet & Fils is reasonably well known recoltant house based in Cuis, Champagne, some 6km south of Epernay. While the family has had its roots in growing grapes since around 1750, the wine making side of Gimonnet was founded in 1935 by Pierre himself. The modern house escalated from 1955 under the passionate watch of his son Michel, who passed on in 2008. Today …

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Review: Pierre Gimonnet Cuvée Cuis 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs NV

Pierre Gimonnet & Fils is reasonably well known recoltant house based in Cuis, Champagne, some 6km south of Epernay. While the family has had its roots in growing grapes since around 1750, the wine making side of Gimonnet was founded in 1935 by Pierre himself. The modern house escalated from 1955 under the passionate watch of his son Michel, who passed on in 2008. Today …

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Review: Charles Orban Blanc de Blancs NV

Champagne Charles Orban is recoltant maison (house) based in Troissy, deep in the Marne Valley of Champagne. The Orban family has its roots in growing grapes, and the house was founded in the 1950's after Charles Orban himself left the Troissy growers cooperative to give it a go on his own. In the 1960's Charles invested in a press …

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