Australia’s ‘National Champion’ entered in the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships this year was Domaine Chandon Non-Vintage Brut.
Why would you want to keep an opened bottle of Champagne or sparkling wine? As ridiculous as it may sound, a lot of people do.
Georges Vesselle Grand Cru à Bouzy Brut NV, Champagne, AUD $89
G.H. Mumm RSRV Blanc de Noirs Brut Grand Cru 2008, Champagne, NZD $149
The 2018 Prosecco grape harvest is on track to produce 600 million bottles – that’s nearly twice the production of Champagne.
Serving Champagne alongside umami-rich food seems to promote its flavour and complexity.
Pol Roger Pure Extra Brut NV, Champagne, AUD $132
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.
There are many stories told of seemingly super-human feats where experts identify blind-tasted wines.
Champagne is one of the world’s most expressive and distinctive wine styles. There simply is no substitute.