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Dom Pérignon 1998

I have had this 1998 vintage Dom Pérignon in my cellar for about 5 or 6 years now and have often been tempted to drink it, but have always, up to now at least, managed to convince myself that there

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On the Christmas menu…

After a delightful aperitif of Lanson 1996 Gold Label was a great way to start the cooking for Christmas lunch today. Still fresh and bright, but with plenty of layers of yeasty, brioche and toasty almond notes to it. It

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OCC Grand Chapitre in Hong Kong

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On Friday 10th May the Ritz-Carlton was host to the 6th Grand Chapitre de l’Ordre des Côteaux de Champagne in Hong Kong; a splendid dinner for about 230 people, at which I had the honour to be inducted as a

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Krug seeks court injunction against Acker Merrall

There’s a brief and somewhat vague article in the South China Morning Post this weekend about an injunction being sought by MHCS SCS, a subsidiary of LVMH, which is the ultimate owner of the champagne house Krug, to prevent Acker Merrall

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No Yquem 2012

At last! Someone has been brave enough to admit that 2012 has not been good as far as vintages go. So many reports over the last couple of months have talked about small but excellent vintages, challenging but rewarding vintages

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