Tag: Champagne

How to open a bottle of fizz with finesse

Is there anything more satisfying than the pop of a Champagne cork to signal that your favourite fizz is about to be served?  However, cracking open a bottle of sparkling wine can be a dangerous affair.  This is because built up pressure can force the cork out of bottle at a speed of almost 25 miles per hour!   Be honest:  Have ...

Choosing the Perfect Champagne this Christmas

Marlene Dietrich, the legendary actress of Hollywood’s Golden Age, once said “Champagne makes you feel like it’s Sunday and better days are round the corner”. We are inclined to agree with these wise words, especially in the current climate. There are few alcoholic drinks more synonymous with prestige and luxury than Champagne.  ...

The Crème de la Crémant

Crémant is undoubtedly one of France’s best kept secrets.  While Champagne has achieved world-wide fame and status, crémant (pronounced CRAY-MONT) has fallen under the radar despite also being a French sparkling wine which is produced in the same way as Champagne. So what is crémant and what differentiates it from Champagne? The term ...
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