Tom Stevenson, wine writer and champagne specialist
Michael Edwards, wine writer and champagne specialist
Vineyards have had to give way to the expanding city of Reims. But two clos, walled vineyards, still exist within the city boundaries. Pommery’s vast, 25ha Les Clos Pompadour guards the Notre Dame cathedral from Butte Saint-Nicaise whereas the 1-hectare Clos Lanson sits on the hill of Courlancy next to the winery, viewing the cathedral […]
The Pommery cellars offer one of the best visiting experiences. The fairy-tale castle complex that Madame Pommery established in 1868 is simply charming. Built over a massive area of 50 hectares, the cellars exude the magnificence of the late nineteenth century. More than 100 Gallo-Roman crayères (chalk quarries) are joined together in an 18-kilometre labyrinthine network that houses 25 million bottles of champagne. Anyone interested in art will love the temporary exhibition of art installations, from which the Vrankens choose their favourites each year to permanently place in the cellars for decoration.
The Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships (CSWWC) is delighted to unveil a record number of 149 Gold & 143 Silver medals for 2016. As this site is for Champagne only, you can check the rest of the sparkling wine World Championship results at www.champagnesparklingwwc.com. Champagne was again the most successful region with its […]