Review: Canard Duchene P181 Organic Extra Brut NV

Canard-Duchéne is a champagne house from Ludes, Champagne. Founded in 1868 by Victor Canard and Leonie Duchéne, the house and vineyard sits within the Montagne du Reims National Park. The founders originally ran the house as a family oriented business with limited official supply engagements and modest profits. This worked very well for the house just …

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Review: Lanson Extra Age Brut Rosé

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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Review: Castelnau Reserve Brut NV

Champagne Castelnau Brut Reserve is a cooperative made champagne whose "house" is based in Reims, Champagne. It is a brand under Castelnau Wine Agencies umbrella, a London, UK based worldwide wine distribution group. Despite being part of a large international entity, the wine in question is produced in Champagne within the rules of the appellation …

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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: Lanson Père et Fils Brut NV

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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