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Where to eat, drink and stay in Champagne

Where to eat, drink and stay in Champagne

In a previous post, I discussed the difficulties that wine tasting travellers may face whilst attempting to visit the region of Champagne. It’s not so straightforward as visiting many other wine regions around the world, and needs just a little foreplanning if you wish to do it properly. Many will […]

October 25, 2016 ×

Culinary Travel, Destination Guides, Wine O'Clock

Visiting Champagne? Tips for your tour.

Visiting Champagne? Tips for your tour.

Although Champagne is one of the most well known wines in the world, visiting the region is not as simple as many would expect, especially if you want to get the best of it. After two visits with plenty of research and aforethought, I’m still learning what it’s all about, and […]

September 26, 2016 ×

Wine O'Clock

Champagne – styles, labels and personality

Champagne – styles, labels and personality

As an aftermath of International Champagne Day (Oct 24 2014), I’ve decided to share a little of my experience with one of my favourite wines. There are plenty of sites out there that will tell you the difference between a brut and an extra brut, a blanc de blanc and […]

October 26, 2014 ×

Wine O'Clock

Ruinart Brut Rose NV

Ruinart Brut Rose NV

I met a lady the other day who really knows her wine. She was complaining that she opened up a bottle of Ruinart Brut Rose the previous weekend, and her plebby friends sculled it back, smacking their lips, and saying, only on the last dregs “mmm, that’s luvly! I could […]

March 9, 2014 ×

Christmas, Uncategorized, Wine O'Clock

Food and Wine Matching for the Festivities

Food and Wine Matching for the Festivities

It’s a time of year when people will spend more on wine than any other. There’s the Champagne for celebration of course – it’s an occasion where people who rarely buy Champagne will forgo the new-world sparklings and shell out the big bucks. People bring out treasured cellared items, wine-eggs […]

December 23, 2013 ×

Wine O'Clock

Veuve Cliquot Brut NV (Yellow Label)

Veuve Cliquot Brut NV (Yellow Label)

Plenty of mousse and a warm but pale gold colour. Current bottling seems a little lighter in character than some years. It can be a very broad and yeasty Champagne, but is very nicely balanced at present. Nutty, brioche, red apple.  Not overly dry, and a good introduction to Champagne. […]

April 25, 2013 ×

Eating up Dubai, Wine O'Clock

Champagne on the brain.

Champagne on the brain.

“It’s HOW MUCH?” asked my reasonably affluent but slightly grumpy husband. 950 Dihams. That’s about $300, for dinner. Each. Champagne is not cheap, despite it’s ability to turn all ladies into cheap harlots when they have enough of it. I suppose that’s why he finally caved, rather than my reasoning […]

April 24, 2013 ×

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Veuve Cliquot Vintage Reserve 2004

Veuve Cliquot Vintage Reserve 2004

The Vintage Brut resents dryer and crisper than the NV, with more bready character and a concentration on mineral and savoury characters with some reserved green apple fruit. Slightly austere in flavours, but the body makes this wine more of a mouthful than other aperitif style Champagnes. Will probably age […]

April 2, 2013 ×

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Veuve Cliquot Demi Sec NV

Veuve Cliquot Demi Sec NV

This was served out of decanter in this occasion to limit bead and improve texture match with paired dessert. Sweet of course, lemon-puff and candied peel style with soft marshmallow and white peach middle. Slightly creamy, and a little honeyed/mineral. Slightly short on the finish, but that’s pretty common with […]

March 25, 2013 ×