Champagne – battle of the giants

Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon of Louis Roederer in the vines

This year's releases of Dom Pérignon, Cristal and Krug. Wallets at the ready! Wine students will learn much from the detail below. Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon seen in one of Louis Roederer's many vineyards above.

Zooms aren’t all bad. In a 10-day period last month I had Zooms with Vincent Chaperon introducing three new releases of Dom Pérignon, with Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon introducing the latest vintage of Cristal and with the Krug team presenting the (much more mature) newest vintage of Krug plus the latest edition of Grande Cuvée. This last was at 9 am, a little early even for me, but since...