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Traditional method

This turned out to be an unexpected pleasure. I didn’t have a good impression of Lanson as a Champagne brand, and this was a …

Bought from the producer with Katy, but drunk & enjoyed with SJ. A really good, quite profound Champagne, whose weight and complexity grew over …

We wandered around Ambonnay, looking for open small producers, and this one had a shop frontage… which turned out to be an extension of …

Nyetimber has the reputation as the best English sparkling wine, and capable of rubbing shoulders with Champagnes. When the opportunity arose – having Annabel, …

This was a present to Katy from her Dad at Christmas, and we drank it with Pete before farewell dinner at Forenza, the only …

Had to hunt around quite hard to find any Codorníu cavas whilst on holiday in Lanzarote, but eventually found some of their premium range, …

Picked 3 of these up from a departing MBA2007 on a fire sale. Was slightly nervous how the ‘98s would turn out, having tasted …

The day after my birthday, and flying on Bruce Air to / from Lisbon, the guys in the office decided to celebrate it again. …

So this was the final, ‘interesting’ wine from our sparkling revision session: a 100% German, 100% Riesling Sekt, which immediately puts it into a …

My first sparkler from the Anderson Valley, west of Napa and Sonoma. A pretty good effort from Roederer, although quite a way short of …