England v Champagne – a re-run


Another blind comparison between the best of English wine and, this time, the best of Champagne. 

The day after the Dom Pérignon extravaganza described yesterday, I was back at 67 Pall Mall hosting a blind comparison of English sparkling wine and champagne held for the members of this wine-minded club plus a few wine professionals. Founder Grant Ashton had held a similar exercise last year attended by Tam, but it was not a huge success. The service and scoring, involving manual addition by Master Sommelier Ronan Sayburn, were less than perfect, and the inclusion of a flight of still wines...