With many houses reporting a run on fizz, Essi Avellan MW picks out the best new releases to snap up now – and enjoy later
The past two years have been a roller-coaster ride in the Champagne world. The major houses have rebounded from the slump generated by the onset of the pandemic only to find themselves in the midst of an altogether different issue: unprecedented supply shortages. With many new releases put on hold last year, as the Champenois opted to wait for the return of normal times, 2021 has seen a glut of them. And they are selling fast. Now is the time to stock up, as the very last cuvées of the hyped 2008 vintage are released, among them Billecart-Salmon Cuvée Elisabeth and Charles Heidsieck Rosé.
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