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Australian Wine - Meunier!?

So this grape Meunier is “a mutation of pinot noir” as it says on the label on the back. You would know it as one of the three grapes used in Champagne along with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. 109 more words


Making your mind up....

This season took us on a quest to uncover Champagne’s ‘other’ pinot; the grape which lives perennially in the shadow of Pinot Noir, more fleeting and perplexing, more difficult to pin down: the enigmatic Pinot Meunier. 554 more words

Champagne Club

NV La Closerie "Les Béguines", Jérôme Prévost

Birthday Champagne. I was looking for something along the lines of Jacques Selosse (undeniably unique, intense, and particular) when a friend recommended La Closerie. Coincidentally, Jerome Prévost studied with Anselme Selosse before beginning his own project in his cellar in Avize, until he was able to work out of his own place in Gueux. 52 more words


A sense of place: pinpointing the terroirs of Champagne

Nicolas Feuillatte isn’t a name that generally sets pulses racing in the champagne world. Founded in 1971 and partnering with the Centre Vinicole de la Champagne in 1986 to form one of the largest cooperatives in the region. 1,104 more words

Tasting Notes

Élégance Noire: The world of Pinot Meunier

The Pinot Meunier has always been there, but champagne makers are now giving it that extra little attention and producing styles dedicated to this variety. 962 more words


The Mystery of Meunier

Well, this post is a little later than we had anticipated for 2015 – things have been unusually busy for January. Not only have we been working hard getting orders out to our lovely customers, we have also been planning for the year ahead – more news on that to come. 462 more words


Grosse Pointe Blanc de Blancs (NWTW #53)

A cursory search through my blog reveals that Blanc de Blancs is one of the wine styles I write about very frequently – mainly because I really like it as a style, and if there’s a bottle shown at a trade tasting I will make a beeline for it. 633 more words