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Champagne 2014

Champagne 2014 | Mapping Fine Wine Heritage | Scoop.it

After a period of excellent sunshine and perfect harvesting conditions in Champagne, storm clouds gather above the Grand Cru village of AŸ in the Vallée de la Marne... but the light is truly amazing !

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Dom Pérignon Will Outlive the iPhone

Dom Pérignon Will Outlive the iPhone | Mapping Fine Wine Heritage | Scoop.it
Dom Pérignon Will Outlive the iPhone. The monk himself might be dead, but the name Dom Pérignon will outlive the iPhone, according to LVMH's Bernard Arnault.
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Christie's to auction wines of Sir Alex Ferguson in Hong Kong

Christie's to auction wines of Sir Alex Ferguson in Hong Kong | Mapping Fine Wine Heritage | Scoop.it

"The first auction of Fine & Rare Wines from the Collection of Sir Alex Ferguson CBE will take place on 24 May 2014 in Hong Kong offering buyers a unique opportunity to acquire some of the world’s most iconic wines directly from the private collection of perhaps the most iconic football personality ever"...

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Sound Medical Advice: drink Champagne Billecart-Salmon Rosé

Sound Medical Advice: drink Champagne Billecart-Salmon Rosé | Mapping Fine Wine Heritage | Scoop.it

The kind of medical advice we all need... drink more high quality Champagne !

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Carmel Gourmet Fest 2014: Relais & Châteaux + classic Champagnes

Carmel Gourmet Fest 2014: Relais & Châteaux + classic Champagnes | Mapping Fine Wine Heritage | Scoop.it

The first ever Carmel Gourmet Fest takes place this week between the 27 & 30 March 2014. Some extraordinary gastronomy together with Champagnes from Krug, Dom Perignon, Moët et Chandom, Ruinart and Veuve Clicquot....

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Champagne de Venoge acquires elegant new home...

Champagne de Venoge acquires elegant new home... | Mapping Fine Wine Heritage | Scoop.it

Champagne’s Lanson-BCC Group has bought one of the largest houses on Epernay’s Avenue de Champagne for its de Venoge brand.

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Champagne: less sweetness, more delight - Jancis in the FT

Champagne: less sweetness, more delight - Jancis in the FT | Mapping Fine Wine Heritage | Scoop.it

The beginning of March may not exactly be the start of spring but it does usher in that part of the year when, in the northern hemisphere at least, champagne or a variant thereon is routinely poured at social and nuptial gatherings. So many British residents regard champagne as the standard drink on any occasion at any time of year that the UK continues to be champagne’s leading importer by far"....

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Leonardo DiCaprio & Champagne Taittinger's 'Titanic' Bottle at the BAFTA's

Leonardo DiCaprio & Champagne Taittinger's 'Titanic' Bottle at the BAFTA's | Mapping Fine Wine Heritage | Scoop.it

Leonardo DiCaprio signs a 'Titanic' bottle of Champagne Taittinger at the Bafta Academy Awards at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden...

"Champagne Taittinger and Villa Maria, official drinks partners to the BAFTA awards, were on hand to help the stars celebrate on Sunday. Leonardo DiCaprio was just one of the night’s a-list stars to sign a magnum of Taittinger Champagne – award show’s official Champagne partner for the last 12 years".

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Jancis on the Douro

Jancis on the Douro | Mapping Fine Wine Heritage | Scoop.it
There are various landscapes that get under your skin. I've been on safari in southern Africa only once and for a very short time, but I defy anyone exposed to the haunting rawness of the terrain to be immune to its call. Among wine regions I'd nominate the Douro Valley in northern Portugal as
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Financial Times: A Douro wine odyssey, the conclusion

Financial Times: A Douro wine odyssey, the conclusion | Mapping Fine Wine Heritage | Scoop.it
The sun sets on the final leg of WineChap’s boating bacchanal along the Douro
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Hew Blair of Justerini & Brooks

Hew Blair of Justerini & Brooks | Mapping Fine Wine Heritage | Scoop.it
With a career at Justerini & Brooks stretching back almost 40 years, chairman Hew Blair is a veritable font of discernment when it comes to assessing quality in the fluctuating world of international…...
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Gymkhana reviewed by Nick Lander of the FT

Gymkhana reviewed by Nick Lander of the FT | Mapping Fine Wine Heritage | Scoop.it

Seems that Nick Lander of the Financial Times is as impressed as many of my friends with Karam Sethi's brilliant new London restaurant Gymkhana:

"As we turned off Piccadilly and headed north for dinner at Gymkhana, the latest restaurant to open at 42 Albemarle Street, I was worried"...

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El Celler de Can Roca

El Celler de Can Roca | Mapping Fine Wine Heritage | Scoop.it

The World's Best Restaurant 2013 described by Nick Lander: "I opened the heavy wooden door to El Celler de Can Roca in the suburbs of Girona, northeast Spain, and allowed my wife to enter before me for what was to prove to be the most exciting meal of the year"...

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Eric Asimov wants to get 'horizontal' with Dom Pérignon

Eric Asimov wants to get 'horizontal' with Dom Pérignon | Mapping Fine Wine Heritage | Scoop.it
A tasting of Dom Pérignon across decades shows it is more than a status symbol.
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With The Original Map Company in Champagne

With The Original Map Company in Champagne | Mapping Fine Wine Heritage | Scoop.it

With The Original Map Company in Champagne: an archival publishing project creating the first illustrated map of Champagne, its vineyards and villages...

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Bollinger 'boxing' clever with RD in 2014

Bollinger 'boxing' clever with RD in 2014 | Mapping Fine Wine Heritage | Scoop.it

Bollinger makes a big push with prestige cuvées in 2014: according to company president Jérôme Philippon, 2013 was the year of Rosé but this year he is focussing upon his top end RD 2002...

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Champagne's Supernova by Will Lyons in WSJ

Champagne's Supernova by Will Lyons in WSJ | Mapping Fine Wine Heritage | Scoop.it
Founded by German immigrant Joseph Krug in 1843 in Reims, Krug has for six generations been making Champagne with a zealous attention to quality and detail.
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The Original Map Company in Champagne

The Original Map Company in Champagne | Mapping Fine Wine Heritage | Scoop.it

A new website launching soon at http://www.theoriginalmapcompany.com

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Champagne Krug's London Philharmonic Experience

Champagne Krug's London Philharmonic Experience | Mapping Fine Wine Heritage | Scoop.it

Taking place in Shoreditch from April 7th-11th 2014, Krug Champagne and London’s Philharmonia Orchestra will collaborate for a new experiential exhibition that will demonstrate the parallels of symphony orchestra production and Krug Grande Cuvée compositions....

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Nuno Mendes is Numero Uno at the Chiltern Firehouse

Nuno Mendes is Numero Uno at the Chiltern Firehouse | Mapping Fine Wine Heritage | Scoop.it

Star Portuguese Chef Nuno Mendes is now in charge of fine dining at London's latest hip hotel in the heart of Marylebone, the Chiltern Firehouse: "An American twist at André Balazs’s new Marylebone venture....Pedigrees abound at the much-anticipated Chiltern Firehouse. The hotel itself is André Balazs’s first London venture, joining a gloriously chic family that includes LA’s Chateau Marmont, New York’s The Mercer and The Standard Hollywood. The cuisine, meanwhile, is the province of Portuguese chef Nuno Mendes, who spent 16 years in the US training under such lauded chefs as Wolfgang Puck and Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and who leaves his Michelin-starred restaurant Viajante in Bethnal Green to produce American-influenced dishes for foodies and film stars.

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Champagne helps LVMH post 9% rise in wine and spirit profits

Champagne helps LVMH post 9% rise in wine and spirit profits | Mapping Fine Wine Heritage | Scoop.it

Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) has toasted a successful 2013 recording a total revenue of €29.1 billion – an increase on the previous year of 4%.

The French-owned luxury goods conglomerate, responsible for luxury drinks brands including Château d’Yquem, Dom Pérignon and Veuve Clicquot, saw an organic revenue growth of 8% with the group maintaining its hold in the United States and Asia, and reported continued growth in Europe, despite a “challenging economic environment”.

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The Original Map Company

The Original Map Company | Mapping Fine Wine Heritage | Scoop.it

A brand new website launching soon....

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The Douro wine odyssey continues… in the Financial Times

The Douro wine odyssey continues… in the Financial Times | Mapping Fine Wine Heritage | Scoop.it

Tom Harrow continues his description of Vintage Wine Travel in the Douro in the Financial Times' 'How To Spend It' magazine: "WineChap toasts the terroir with characterful viticulturists, oenologists and wine growers"....

(image: detail from 'The New Illustrated Map of the Douro' )
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Vintage Wine Travel with Winechap in Financial Times' 'How To Spend It' magazine

Vintage Wine Travel with Winechap in Financial Times' 'How To Spend It' magazine | Mapping Fine Wine Heritage | Scoop.it

'Winechap' Tom Harrow takes a comprehensive and elegant view of the world's oldest demarcated wine region, the Douro Valley of Northern Portugal - home to Port wine, the Douro Boys and a place where lady's crinolines are still respected... Pipadouro Vintage Wine Travel and David Eley take Winechap to meet the leading winemakers and taste the gastronomic delights of Chef Rui Paula.... Vallado, Vale Meão, Niepoort, Carvalhas, Crasto and Vale Dona Maria...

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Pullman Dining with Mitchell Tonks

Pullman Dining with Mitchell Tonks | Mapping Fine Wine Heritage | Scoop.it

Dining on a train can be one of the finest of dining experiences if well executed; nostalgic shades of 'Brief Encounter' and steam locomotives from the golden age...sadly the demise of dining cars in the UK has meant that too few people can remember the romance and specialness of sharing a meal in Pullman luxury.... fortunately Great Western railways and chef Mitchel Tonks have teamed up to revisit fine dining on a train and it is now possible to travel from London Paddington to the West Country, while enjoying some very fine food and wine.... as this film shows

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