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  • Free read from from ESW2020 : Black Chalk

    Free read from from ESW2020 : Black Chalk

    English Sparkling Wine 2020 has been available for a couple of weeks now. If you haven't had a read yet, here's something from inside to whet your appetite. Jacob Leadley's ...
    Dry Champagne Masterclass with Essi Avellan MW

    Dry Champagne Masterclass with Essi Avellan MW

    The Institute of Masters of Wine hosted Champagne writer Essi Avellan last week to discuss low and zero-dosage wines. Two large houses that have moved into Brut Nature production were ...
    A 5-Point Festive Bubble Strategy

    A 5-Point Festive Bubble Strategy

    1) Be realistic You might need some filler. It's tempting to over-spend. The difference between a solid £12-er (aka Graham Beck Brut NV at Majestic) and some OK Crémant at ...
    Reflecting on English Sparkling Wine 2020 : The Moving Windows of Dosage

    Reflecting on English Sparkling Wine 2020 : The Moving Windows of Dosage

    It has been a couple of weeks since I finished writing English Sparkling Wine 2020. I covered a lot of ground, but there's plenty left to explore. Last week I ...
    Bruno Paillard N.P.U. 2004 : Beyond and Above

    Bruno Paillard N.P.U. 2004 : Beyond and Above

    Thursday saw a preview of the seventh instalment of Bruno Paillard's flagship wine. N.P.U. stands for Nec Plus Ultra, or 'Nothing Beyond'; an apt name for a wine that touches ...
    Making the Technical Beautiful In Sparkling Wine

    Making the Technical Beautiful In Sparkling Wine

    The wine world is full of very clever people. When you get very clever people who love something a little too much you get intellectualism, and when you get intellectualism ...