France, Champagne: A First Look at Bollinger's New 2007 R. D.

The fruit of an early harvest Bollinger's superb 2007 R. D. is an unusually delicate, fine-boned rendition of this habitually muscular cuvée....

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France, Champagne: Cédric Bouchard – Champagne’s Reclusive Revolutionary

Cédric Bouchard works with the lowest yields in Champagne and fashions some of the region’s greatest wines from vineyards that no one had ever heard of....

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France, Champagne: Moët & Chandon's Dom Pérignon, 1961-2009

With its instantly recognizable label and international presence, Moët & Chandon’s cuvée Dom Pérignon is one of Champagne’s most powerful brands. And while the house declines to discuss production volume,...

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France, Champagne: Louis Roederer’s Cristal 1996-2012

While all of Roederer’s wines are worthy of attention, none better-exemplify everything that makes this Champagne house so exciting than its emblematic bottlings, Cristal and Cristal Rosé, and it is...

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Meet Julie Cavil, Krug’s New Cellar Master

The Wine Advocate's William Kelley sat down with Cavil for her first interview in her new capacity....

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Talking Trade: Louis Roederer Cristal 2006

Champagne's share of trade by value has soared to new heights—and the 2006 Louis Roederer Cristal is at the forefront....

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Perrier-Jouët's Cellar Master Reflects on a Lifetime of Champagne

Hervé Deschamps talks about what makes good Champagne and his successor....

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France, Champagne: New Releases from Krug & Salon, Plus Even More of Roederer’s Cristal

This has been a nice start to the winter season! I have tasted some truly great champagnes over the past few weeks, spanning different occasions between New York and Hamburg....

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Final Thought: Champagne — A Market Without Bubbles

Champagne has long been an on-trade favorite, but in recent years it has also established itself as a key player in the secondary market for fine wine. Previously purchased predominantly...

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Exploring the Meaning of Luxury with Krug's Maggie Henríquez

The President and CEO has spent the last decade coaxing it back from the brink of financial failure to its status as one of the world’s top Champagne houses....

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