Five NM champagne houses

Champagne bottle shadow at Alexandre Penet

Don't forget champagne! Some of us are finding it a very real consolation at the moment.

Usually this month champagne lovers flock to the Champagne region for a series of important tastings that constitute the Champagne Week on which Tim Hall of Scala Wine has so often reported in detail for us. See his reports on 2019, 2017, 2016 and 2015 Champagne Weeks. (He was too busy organising this tasting to report on Champagne Week 2018.)

Of course Champagne Week won’t be happening this year at a time when most of us are forbidden from moving far from...