There’s no sign of Champagne losing its top slot as a the people’s choice.
Non Vintage, Vintage, Premier Cru, Grand Cru, Blancs de Blancs, Blancs de Noirs, Non-dosé, Brut… there’s a Champagne style for everyone. For the sommelier it’s all about when it’s served, and what with.
The first glass – to relax and ease – the customer into the meal sets the tone. Then the Champagne that goes with the starter to lift and delight the palate? A spoiling post-prandial glass à la français? Each style and producer has its place and style has to hit the spot.
Sommelier Edit judges are out to find the best award-winning, examples.