Wine Spotlights

A Champagne with a story to tell

Imagine the pressure on Cyril Brun: he has to put the finishing touches to a great wine that was vintaged and blended by his predecessor, 12 years after the grapes were harvested.

Champagne styling

Champagne can be hard to describe, and metaphors can be useful. I heard a novel description of the Ruinart Champagne style at a recent tasting at the Sofitel Sydney’s Champagne Bar.

Old vine wines from St Hallett

Very old vines are venerated by the wine industry, and all and sundry. And a lot of vines are grafted. So, when a vine is grafted to another variety, do we have to re-set its birth-date?

Louis Roederer naturally

When you taste the Philippe Starck inspired Louis Roederer Brut Nature 2009, you’ll be amazed at the wine’s quality and beauty.