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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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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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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