How the big name champagnes really taste
Not for the first time, the new, improved Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial cuvée of non-vintage champagne did rather well in a blind tasting. I spent last Friday with a group of sommeliers from all over Asia in Hong Kong. We discussed the current state of the wine market in Asia, about which I will be writing in more detail. But at the end of the day we tasted seven non-vintage champagnes blind. And the group was asked to call out their two favourite wines before the wines' identities were revealed. They were, in this order, Ruinart Blanc de Blancs, Ruinart, Veuve Clicquot, Moët & Chandon, Billecart Salmon, Louis...
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