Jay Z

It's all about the bubbles: from one rapper to another

07 Nov 2014 | By Claret Pimpernel

Bubbles have long been beloved by the rich and famous. And that love in turn helps to spread the love more widely and boom! you’ve got a stellar success, says the Claret Pimpernel.

Guy Woodward

Guy Woodward: even Champagne has a lot to learn about consumers Subscription

07 Nov 2014 | By Guy Woodward

Comedian and writer David Mitchell is among the more perceptive columnists for the once great Observer, so it was with interest that I read his piece on how the taste of Champagne doesn’t matter. When it comes to serving sparkling wine, he claimed, so long as it has bubbles, and says Champagne and not Cava on the label, any further qualities are immaterial.

Jay-Z and Beyonce

Jay Z buys Armand de Brignac Champagne

06 Nov 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Jay Z has bought Champagne brand Armand de Brignac, after making the brand owner an offer they “couldn’t refuse”.

JP Moulin

Naked Wines' angels recruit top Champagne maker JP Moulin

04 Nov 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Naked Wines’ angels have raised £500,000 to allow Jean Phillippe Moulin, former Ruinart, Mumm and Baron de Rothschild winemaker, to launch his own Champagne line.

Virgin Wines wants to be the 'interflora' of wine gifting

Virgin Wines wants to be Interflora of wine gifting

03 Nov 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Online wine retailer Virgin Wines is looking to “own” the wine gifts market with its new gifting service which includes options from £20 to £150.

Nemea plays host to a three day exploration of Greek wine

Why Greek wine deserves to be taken seriously

14 Nov 2014 | By Panos Kakaviatos

Greece recently celebrated its “Ohi Day” (“No” day) on October 28 to mark the time when in 1940 the then Prime Minister, Ioannis Metaxas, rejected Benito Mussolini’s ultimatum to march troops through Greece. In 2014, much is being said about how Greeks need to say “no” to corruption, which has contributed to the country’s on-going economic crisis.

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