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Chalked Up: The Côte des Blancs

Plunge into the chalky, salty, frothy depths of Champagne’s finest terroir for chardonnay. Champagne expert and importer, David Donald, digs a little deeper into chardonnay’s spiritual homeland, the Côte des…

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When Burgundy Comes to Champagne

A more Burgundian approach is something often cited by proponents of good grower champagne. But what does it mean? One of Adelaide’s leading sommeliers, Liinaa Berry, returns from Champagne and…

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The Philosophy of Lees

The effect of time on champagne, both on and off lees, is as much a question of taste as it is about quality. Ned Goodwin MW provides some clarity, and…

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Yielding Champagne

Deciding Champagne yields each year is a complicated process. A multitude of factors are taken into consideration, involving a network of industry stakeholders, to determine quantity. In doing so, the…

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The Sound of Music: Champagne Apollonis

Champagne Apollonis may belong to one of the oldest families in the Champagne region, but their approach is anything but conventional. Since 2010, they have aged their bottles to the…