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Philippe Glavier

Philippe Glavier may be one of the smallest producers in the Côte des Blancs, but size does not diminish value or quality. His are poignant, driven and super-classy blancs de…

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A Change in the Wind

Champagne lovers gather around. Listen, can you hear the winds of change? Now, more than ever, Champagne’s growers are bringing awareness to flavour, style and the all-important question of terroir….

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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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The Virtues of Duval-Leroy

Vineyard ownership, by the champagne houses, is usually much less that is required for meeting their needs on an annual basis. Ownership, for the most part, is bequeathed to the…

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Profiling Vertus

Vertus, a large premier cru village in the southernmost part of the Côte des Blancs, is home to well-known family-run producers such as Duval-Leroy, Veuve Fourny & Fils and Larmandier-Bernier….