Archive

April 2019

24/04/2019

Celebrating Sauvignon Blanc

It’s International Sauvignon Blanc day today, hurrah! To celebrate we’re having an in depth look at what makes it so popular. What is Sauvignon Blanc? The name Sauvignon Blanc roughly translates to “Wild White” with origins in the South of France. It’s one of the most widely planted varieties in the world. Because of this, it has a wide range of styles and flavours depending on where it’s planted. Old world styles, such as those in France, will normally be more restrained and grassy. The flip side of this is... Read More

11/04/2019

Historic Vintage Bollinger and Veuve Cliquot

Anyone who’s ever worked in retail or warehousing will tell you that stock take is a pain. No-one enjoys it and it rarely goes to plan. What we never expected when we did ours was to stumble across some old vintage champagne, and not just the odd bottle either. Six whole cases of classic Bollinger La Grande Annee vintages, all in their original condition (albeit a bit dusty) and a few cases of Veuve Clicquot Vintage fizz too. So in this week’s blog we’re going to have a little breakdown... Read More

05/04/2019

What is Cremant and why you should care in 2019

Cremant (or Crémant for the accent lovers) looks to be muscling in on Champagne’s territory in a big way. As the price of France’s most famous fizz goes up, bubbly lovers around the country are looking to Crémant as an affordable and tasty alternative. What is Crémant? In simple terms, Crémant is a sparkling wine made in France. Traditionally Crémant (cray-mont) denoted a gentler bubble, however now this isn’t necessarily the case. It uses the traditional method of creating champagne, while not actually being made in the Champagne region. Because... Read More