Category Archives: Pinot Meunier

The new 2002 Bollinger R.D., two Egly-Ouriet, and 1995 Cuvée Orpale

The other week I tasted the newly released 2002 vintage of Bollinger R.D., the late-disgorged version of vintage Bollinger. The Swedish importer Arvid Nordqvist invited, and two representatives from Bollinger presented the wine. Since I attended as a representative of BKWine (rather as … Continue reading

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Champagne BYO of which more than half from Savart and Ulysse Collin

The second-to-last Champagne-BYO of the previous year took place between Christmas and the New Year, on invitation from G. Champagne is a common theme when those who are active at the Swedish forum finewines.se (a warning before you click: it’s in Swedish…) … Continue reading

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Mini-BYO with four Champagnes

A small BYO with four Champagnes took place in my kitchen two week ago. Although not coordinated in this way, we actually had three varietal Champagne of each of the three dominant Champagne grapes Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay, … Continue reading

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Mixed Champagnes

Every spring, a large wine tasting club I’m active in, arranges a Champagne tasting. This tasting is in an “open” format, where the participants taste the wines two at a time in their own pace. You go and pick them up at a serving station, … Continue reading

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Champagne José Michel – champion of Pinot Meunier

José Michel is a small Champagne producer in Moussy, a village just south of Épernay, which is primarily noted for Pinot Meunier-dominated Champagne. Although around one third of the vineyards of Champagne are planted to Pinot Meunier (roughly the same … Continue reading

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