Champagne Cheat Sheet – Christmas 2019

"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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Review: Perrier Jouët Blason Rosé NV

Perrier Jouët is the quiet next-door neighbour to loud and proud champagne giant Moët et Chandon, on the Avenue De Champagne in Epernay, Champagne. The Perrier Jouët house was established in 1811. It is famous for its flower-laden branding, particularly that of the prestigious and fancily painted Belle Epoqué vintage champagne bottles that you can …

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Review: Piper Heidsieck Essentiel Cuvée Extra-Brut 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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Review: Royal Montcourt Grande Cuvée Brut NV

Royal Montcourt is a Marque d’achetuer (MA) champagne made by La Maison Du Champagne (The House of Champagne) for James Busby fine wines, the procurement and supply arm of Coles Supermarkets. They are responsible for house wine supply to the Coles brands; First Choice Liquor, Vintage Cellars and Liquorland. At the lower end of the …

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