Charles Heidsieck Welcomes New Team Member

Charles Heidsieck has appointed Amanda Aguilera to develop business opportunities for the house, particularly along the eastern seaboard of Australia. Aguilera boasts an extensive background in wine; some may remember…

Laurent-Perrier’s New Brand Ambassador to Australia

Earlier this year, premium wine distributor, Wine Stock, welcomed their first brand ambassador for Laurent-Perrier, Caroline Desaulle. Desaulle relocated to Sydney at the end of 2018 from Laurent-Perrier’s Headquarters in…

Finalists Announced for Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2019

30th July, London – Yesterday the panel of judges convened at the Maisons Marques et Domaines headquarters in London to determine the shortlist of writers for the 2019 Roederer Awards….

New President Welcomed at Champagne Lanson

François Van Aal has been appointed President of Champagne Lanson, following departure of Philippe Baijot who held the position since 2006. Van Aal’s extensive history in the advertising industry included…

Book Now for Grand Champagne Helsinki

Dates for Grand Champagne Helsinki have been announced for 2019. Organised by Finnish MW, Essi Avellan, this year star guests include a trio of highly esteemed cellar masters: Cyril Brun of Charles Heidsieck,…

Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2019

Applications are now open for the 2019 Ruinart Sommelier Challenge, organised by Sommeliers Australia. Ruinart is looking for 25 of Australia’s best sommeliers to test their skills in the challenge….

Book Now for Champagne Week 2019

The official calendar for Le Printemps des Champagnes, also known as Champagne Week, has been released for 13 -17 April. The event has become a pilgrimage for wine professionals around…

Winners of the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships

Louis Roederer swept the board at the 2018 Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships Awards. The House was crowned Supreme World Champion for their Brut Premier NV in Magnum and took…

Laurent d’Harcourt made Head of the Comité Champagne’s Appellation Protection Committee

Laurent d’Harcourt, President of Champagne Pol Roger, has replaced Bruno Paillard as Head of the Comité Champagne’s ‘appellation protection committee’. Paillard, Chairman and CEO of Lanson-BCC and owner of Champagne…

VINE & BUBBLE Champagne Tasting – Profiling Vertus

Join us for a special VINE & BUBBLE tasting, profiling the village of Vertus, from Champagne’s chardonnay heartland of the Côte des Blancs. As part of our terroir tasting series,…

Champagne Commits to Zero Herbicide by 2025 and 100% of Vineyards Certified by 2030

The Presidents of the Union of Champagne Houses and Champagne Growers Union have set two key objectives for the Champagne region: zero herbicide by 2025 and 100% of vineyards certified…

Madame Nathalie Vranken: Tradition and Modernity

Champagne Pommery’s chardonnay-driven and easy drinking style makes Australia a key destination for the House’s famed cuvées, according to Madame Nathalie Vranken, who co-owns the Vranken-Pommery Monopole group with husband,…

The Champagne Region Named ‘2018 Wine Region of the Year’

The Champagne region was named ‘2018 Wine Region of the Year’ by the Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Each year, Wine Enthusiast honours outstanding achievements over the past year in the wine…

An Interview with Antoine Roland-Billecart

Some subtle but meaningful changes are afoot at Billecart-Salmon, which celebrated its 200th anniversary this year. During his recent annual trip to Australia, Billecart-Salmon’s Antoine Roland-Billecart, flagged some tweaks to…

VINE & BUBBLE Magazine Launches

VINE & BUBBLE Magazine, Australia’s first champagne magazine, has made its debut on a 100% digital platform, allowing reader access at their leisure. The magazine is the first of its…

VINE & BUBBLE Harvest 2018

Ten years on from the ‘harvest of the decade’, 2018 has delivered a massive windfall to the region of Champagne with the uncommon coming together of quantity and quality. Following…

Transmission – Dom Pérignon

The transmission from Richard Geoffroy to Vincent Chaperon is a compelling milestone in the history of Dom Pérignon which was honoured with a special day on June 13, highlighting the…

New Chef de Cave Announced for Piper-Heidsieck

Piper-Heidsieck has appointed Émilien Boutillat to the role of chef de cave, taking over from Severine Frerson who recently departed for Perrier-Jouët to succeed retiring chef de cave, Hervé Deschamps….

Perrier-Jouët Welcomes Severine Frerson to Become 8th Cellar Master

Perrier-Jouët has announced a succession plan for current chef de cave, Hervé Deschamps, appointing rising star, Severine Frerson, to take over in a few years following a transition phase designed…

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