Champagne

Biodynamic conversion in practice – Francis Boulard
Biodynamic or natural viticulture is a challenge in the Champagne. In my first post on the topic I mentioned that the focus with most growers lies on securing yield, ensuring that
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The dosage experiment
The other day we tested whether you could tell the difference in dosage levels or not. I opted for one of my favourite Champagne growers, Fallet-Prévostat. It is a tiny
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Natural winemaking in the Champagne
Fair warning – This may be a bit too much on the technical side for some readers, but stick around and learn something! Biodynamics and natural winemaking are hot topics in
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Terroir geekery at Laherte Frères
Success in the Champagne is dependent on different factors. The Grands Marques have the luxury of being able to source their still wines from the entire region and have as
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Champagne – A quest for Terroir
Ask a vigneron what the most important factor is in creating a good wine and the most likely response you’ll get is “terroir”. It is the combination of several environmental
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Elegance in the Côte des Blancs – De Sousa
The De Sousa name first popped up in Avize in the beginning of the twentieth century. Manuel De Sousa had fought in France during the First World War, and assuming
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Champagne – A state of affairs
One of the first wine regions that thoroughly fascinated me was Champagne. This is not a coincidence as it is the closest international wine region from Brussels (sadly, Limburg or
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