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    Champagne - is small beautiful?

    One of the attractions of the new private members' club 67 Pall Mall is presumably its programme of wine tastings, directed by founder Grant Ashton…

    6 Jul 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    Champagne Week 2016

    Champagne Week, the annual showcase of small but increasingly prestigious growers, took place last month. London-based champagne specialist Tim Hall…

    10 May 2016 Guest contributor
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    Paul Déthune Grand Cru 2005 Champagne

    From €56, $64.98, HK$550, £53 Find this wine On JancisRobinson.com we have long championed the wines known variously as growers’ champagnes,…

    31 Jul 2015 Jancis Robinson
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    Single-estate champagnes, and a grower

    Today we supplement our recent collection of 96 tasting notes on grower champagnes with 20 more. Seventeen of them are wines on offer from Purple…

    10 Jul 2015 Jancis Robinson
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    Champagne growers - like Burgundy domaines?

    This is a slightly longer version of an article published in the Financial Times. See also my tasting notes on 91 artisan champagnes.Cyril Janisson of…

    13 Jun 2015 Jancis Robinson
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    Grower champagnes move into the mainstream

    We have long championed growers’ champagnes as an interesting and often better-priced alternative for wine enthusiasts to the big names of Champagne.…

    11 Jun 2015 Jancis Robinson
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    Reliable grower champagnes

    11 June 2015 Today's Throwback Thursday revisits a list of approved grower champagnes from nine years ago. The collection of about 100 tasting notes…

    11 Jun 2015 Jancis Robinson
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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