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    Recently tasted grower champagnes

    Longstanding visitors to this site know that we are convinced that some of the best value in champagne is in bottles from smaller-scale producers, the…

    17 Oct 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    The winey champagnes of Selosse

    Anselme Selosse makes complex and delicious wines, much more wine than champagne, even though they have bubbles. Selosse himself recommends that they…

    5 Sep 2013 Julia Harding MW
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    Champagne – a wine or a brand?

    This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times.See my recent tasting notes on more than 60 current grower champagnes.Is…

    1 Jun 2013 Jancis Robinson
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    Grower champagnes

    See also Champagne - a wine or a brand?We have long championed the better growers' champagnes on this site, champagnes that show real individuality…

    29 May 2013 Jancis Robinson
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    How to save 1,000 km of champagne muzzle wire

    If everyone in Champagne used Pierre-Eric Jolly's three-legged, single-wired muselet, over 1,000 km of wire could be saved (based on their own saving…

    22 Feb 2013 Julia Harding MW
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    NM v RM - boxing champagne

    We’re great admirers of grower champagnes here, Jancis having written about them a number of times, including Growers' champagnes from Son of Sampler…

    7 May 2012 Tamlyn Currin
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    A sparkling line-up

    High heels, black silk stockings, velvet ruffs, and my first ever taste of champagne... at 14, I was bedazzled by the slinky hostesses, the…

    28 Jul 2011 Tamlyn Currin
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    Growers' champagnes from Son of Sampler

    In 2006 the first branch of The Sampler wine shop in Islington broke new ground in wine retailing for London, offering its customers small tasting…

    15 Nov 2010 Jancis Robinson
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    Tasting growers' champagnes

    The following tasting notes were made last week at a blind tasting of 64 non-vintage and vintage champagnes organised by the London wine broker Fine &…

    3 Feb 2010 Jancis Robinson
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    How to spot a grower's champagne

    17 Jun - Interesting to note that sales of growers' champagnes have been healthier than most in this report on decanter.com about how reluctant…

    11 Jun 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    Great growers' champagnes

    I can’t stress enough what great value is to be found among the better growers’ champagnes – those made by the people who grow the vines, as opposed…

    3 Jun 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    Reliable grower champagnes

    I thought it would be useful to publish this updated list of growers who produce superior champagne since they generally offer much better value than…

    7 Jul 2006 Jancis Robinson
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    Which are the best NV champagnes today?

    1 Apr: Note the excellent price for Roederer just added to the list at the bottom of this article, and see my tasting notes for more than 80 NV…

    25 Mar 2005 Jancis Robinson