Category: Tasting trips

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Video | Taittinger Comtes de Champagne – A family story shaped by quality and finesse

March 11th 2020

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Featuring Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, former President and honorary chairman of the eponymous Champagne Taittinger, this short film takes you inside this legendary family-owned Champagne house in Reims. Discover the philosophy behind each label, their historical cellars and Taittinger’s upcoming release, their prestige cuvée Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2008.

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Travel Tips | Champagne

March 9th 2020

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We continue our series of tips and recommendations for trips to wine regions with a flying visit to Reims, Epernay and the vineyards of Champagne, which lie to the north east of Paris. Champagne is the most exciting and seductive of wines. In the words of Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, “Every bottle of Champagne should be a celebration and a ceremony.”  A few days spent in the home of the world’s best loved sparkling wine are guaranteed to be both.

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Burgundy 2018 |First Thoughts

November 29th 2019

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There are so many reasons why I love Burgundy. One of its most endearing qualities is the honesty of the growers in the Côte d’Or. They wear their hearts on their sleeves and will openly tell you about the stresses and strains of the growing season. This was very much the case in 2018. Following three intensive weeks of tasting both reds and whites, I forgot how many times I heard:“It was a year of extremes. I won’t lie I had my worries, but 12 months on, the wines have grown up and truly blossomed…”

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Tasting Burgundy 2018 | Coffinet-Duvernay, JM Boillot, Comte Armand, Courcel, Bize & Bouley

November 15th 2019

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Day three of our Burgundy tasting trip had much to compete with coming after the previous blow-out day of tasting exceptional wines in the Côtes de Nuits. Luckily, it did not disappoint. Although the weather was not on our side and rained the entire day it didn’t stop the wines from expressing themselves and allowing us to get an even better idea of this great vintage.

Tasting Burgundy 2018 | Pillot, Sauzet, Drouhin-Laroze, Eugenie, Lambrays

November 12th 2019

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A freezing and rather murky start in Chassagne Montrachet this morning has been transformed by the brightness, freshness and clarity in the wines of Domaine Paul Pillot. Thierry is quick to highlight this warm vintage’s ‘unexpected purity and energy’ and tasting his wines, they are all that and much more. His broad range of Chassagne Montrachets across all of the main ‘climats’ are simply sensational. For me, the 1er Crus Les Caillerets and La Romanee stand out as being wines of indisputable class displaying mineral drive and plenty of freshness and energy that will enable them to develop perfectly over…

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