9,000 bottles of fake Champagne seized

9,000 bottles of fake Champagne seized Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/9000-bottles-of-fake-champagne-seized-290195/?utm_source=Eloqua&utm_medium=email&utm_content=news+alert+link+20160203&utm_campaign=Newsletter-20160203 Italian police have seized 9,000 bottles of counterfeit Moët & Chandon Champagne, worth up to €350,000 (£265,075), in a workshop near Padova in Italy. The seizure, announced yesterday, happened at the end of last year when financial police were investigating a separate business and found…

Champagne sales 2015: Exports drive more growth

Champagne sales 2015: Exports drive more growth Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/champagne-sales-2015-exports-drive-more-growth-288110/#up92WDvm3eZRtJd2.99 Global Champagne sales continued to increase in both volume and value in 2015, according to the first official estimates. Champagne sales 2015: First estimates released Vincent Perrin, director of regional trade body Comité Champagne, said the provisional Champagne sales total for 2015 was 312m…

Krug 2002 ‘in another league’, says Michael Edwards

Krug 2002 ‘in another league’, says Michael Edwards Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/guest-blog/krug-2002-in-another-league-says-michael-edwards-287616/#vQGLGReGYJSbLvxV.99 Krug 2002 comes from a vintage where ‘everything went right’ and will likely be consistently good for the next three decades, says Champagne expert and author Michael Edwards after a first taste. January has got off to a cracking start with the news…

Q&A: Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger

Q&A: Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger Read more at http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2016/01/q-a-pierre-emmanuel-taittinger Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, the president of the family-owned Champagne house, recently announced the purchase of 69 hectares in England. By Adam Lechmere | Posted Sunday, 03-Jan-2016 Did you always intend to join the family company? No. My father was a politician and I was very tempted by politics –…

An abundance of fizz

An abundance of fizz Read more at http://www.blog.liv-ex.com/2015/11/an-abundance-of-fizz.html Champagne has seen good activity in 2015, taking 6.1% of the year’s trade so far: up from 2.8% in 2014. This has largely been due to a string of releases, including Dom Perigonon 2006, Pol Roger 2004 and Cristal 2007. In July this year Antonio Galloni called the…