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 & Rare Wines. Most of the wines came from growers that they had specially selected, although almost one in four came from one of the better-known houses. As I will explain in full on Saturday, the houses actually acquitted themselves pretty well, even if the wines are in general more expensive than the growers' champagnes. Here we give the village each grower is based, and the prices at which Fine & Rare are currently offering the wines. But beware, FRW do not hold stock...
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