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A collection of over 100 blends of wine and carbon dioxide, including many a grower champagne tasted by Tam in one marathon love-in.

Tamlyn writes A recent tasting of Lea & Sandeman’s impressive collection of grower champagnes had me falling back in love with champagne after a long period of what one might call indifference. In his introduction to the tasting booklet, Charles Lea wrote that grower champagnes make up only 4% of the champagne market, highlighting the huge risk and investment these small vignerons have to take and make. Winemaking is not a business with a quick return on...