Champagne

Red or white, rosé or sparkling, these wines bring out the best in the season’s memorable moments. Summer is a time for exploration and adventure, and the experiences will be all the sweeter with the...
Here are the top 20 fine wines for 2016 , according to master sommelier Ian Cauble . (In addition to starring in the documentary films Somm and Somm: Into the Bottle , Cauble is a cofounder of the e-...
Robb Report ’s June “Best of the Best” issue is on newsstands now! Here are the best international white wines for 2016 . Selection Guidelines: Only wines released or made available for prerelease...
We tend to think of sparkling wines for the holidays and other celebratory occasions. But the fact is, bubbles and barbecues, and other warm-weather activities, are made for each other. From smooth...
Although the Grande Marque Champagnes are the most famous, boutique-grower Champagnes can deliver a depth, texture, and personality that are unmatched in terms of price-to-quality ratio. André Clouet...
Whether to simply toast the new year or to wish embarking loved ones un bon voyage , a ready supply of fine Champagne is particularly de rigueur during this busy season; and no bottle of bubbly...
Charles Heidsieck—the intrepid founder of Champagne Charles Heidsieck—cultivated the U.S. market for bubbly in the 1800s on four long, revel-filled trips during which he garnered the nickname...
New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, and Champagne will touch most of your lips at some point to celebrate the arrival of 2016. Although there are over 10,000 brands of Champagne, the following...
On September 25, Sotheby’s New York will be auctioning off an unprecedented two-day Krug Champagne tasting experience in Reims, France. The auctioned event will be hosted by Olivier Krug, a sixth-...
Champagne house Henri Giraud has celebrated the 300th and last case of Ennéade in Singapore during a special dinner at JAAN restaurant attended by collectors and industry professionals. Presented at...
The Ateliers of Champagne Henri Giraud are pleased to announce the birth of an exceptional rosé Champagne cuvée: Fût de Chêne MV ROSÉ. Its name evokes the cuvée MultiVintage Henri Giraud whose...
The Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek—known for his sustainable furniture made from reclaimed wood, iron, and steel—has designed a limited-edition box for Ruinart’s Blanc de Blancs. Each signed and...
Louis Roederer has wrapped its Cristal 2002 jeroboam in 23 feet of hand-carved 24-karat-gold latticework ($25,000). Designed by the Paris-based artist Philippe Di Méo, this is the first limited-...
A collection of 270 Champagnes dating from 1914 to 2004 will make their debut on November 13, when Sotheby’s London auctions off Moët & Chandon’s Grand Vintage Collection. The bottles were...
Armand de Brignac is offering its most decadent collection of Champagnes yet. The limited-edition Dynastie collection comprises nine bottles of the house’s Brut Gold Champagne in sizes from the...
Since 1842, when the 270-year-old house of Moët & Chandon began maintaining records, it has produced only 70 vintage Champagnes, each one representing an exemplary harvest. But the two latest...
You might need a crane to uncork the new limited-edition, 15-liter Rosé Nebuchadnezzar Champagne released this month by Armand de Brignac . At 77 pounds and nearly 3 feet tall, the Rosé...
Both practical and visionary, Joseph Krug founded Champagne Krug in Reims, France, in 1843 to pursue his dream of creating a perfect Champagne through meticulous blending of a range of outstanding...
When salvage diver Peter Lindberg discovered 162 bottles of Champagne that had been tucked away in the hull of a shipwrecked schooner in the cool waters of Finland’s Åland archipelago since the early...
To ring in the New Year, the three winemaking branches of the Rothschild family are introducing Champagne to the U.S. market. The three varietals, aptly named the Barons de Rothschild Brut, Blanc de...
Family-owned houses in Champagne sadly have become as rare as some of the region’s most exquisite têtes de cuvées as, one by one, the establishments are absorbed by large corporations. Of the handful...
One of the classic producers of Champagne, Taittinger has created a special vintage Champagne honoring artist Robert Rauschenberg. In the glass and on the palate, this wine is a work of art that...
Founded in 1776, this estate in Reims was bequeathed in 1833 to Louis Roederer, who brought the property to international prominence. Although the firm—which also owns estates in Bordeaux, Provence,...
The name of this special Champagne and its curvaceous 17th-century-style bottle pay homage to the reign of Louis XIV, whose support for the careers of numerous influential French artists gave rise to...
This single-vineyard blanc de noirs Champagne—a sister wine to the house’s famed Clos du Mesnil blanc de blancs—comes from Pinot Noir vines on a small property in the village of Ambonnay. Three...
The house was established in 1818 and is now headed by François Billecart, who crafts elegant wines inspired by his personal maxim: “Tradition is meaningless without great quality.” Intense nuances...
Tasting notes: The Schramsberg 2001 J. Schram North Coast is composed of 78 percent chardonnay and 22 percent pinot noir. Aromas of apple blossom and tropical fruit lie atop the creamy scent of...
Tasting notes: A blend of equal parts chardonnay and pinot noir, the 1998 Cuvée R. Lalou is extremely elegant, with a heady nose of smoke, wood, and flint; shimmering, complex flavors of citrus,...