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Before the bubbles – an organic story of vins clairs

Winter is one of the most crucial seasons in Champagne. In the vineyard the pruners decide the crops of the next season and in the cellar the time has come to taste the vins clairs to assess the potential of … Continue reading

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#ChampagneHarvest13:the making of Rosé de Saignée

Rosé Champagne is a small but growing part of the market and in the last twenty years it has become part of the portfolio of just about every Champagne producer. Most Champagne rosés are made by adding a small percentage … Continue reading

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Caroline’s Champagne – vins clairs, terroir & savoir faire

This last month I have been very lucky to have been invited to taste vins clairs (in plural!) in lots of different places. The term “vin clair” literally means clear wine – it dates from the time that the wine … Continue reading

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