Marquis de Plagne Cremant de Loire (Lidl)

Champagne is not the only region in France to make sparkling wine. But you could be forgiven for thinking it is, given the lack of other French regions’ bubbly on sale in the UK. Then again, great value is often found when a style is forced to sit in the shadow of a much more famous cousin… ‘Cremant’ is a … Read More

Tom BradfordMarquis de Plagne Cremant de Loire (Lidl)

Sainsbury’s Blanc de Noirs Champagne

I wonder how many people who buy this will actually understand the name. Many casual wine drinkers will gleefully accept a glass of Champagne, without any knowledge or appreciation of what they’re drinking. I can’t blame them though. Champagne’s popularity is easy to understand. Even so, I’m compelled to offer a few key facts. The first one will probably irritate … Read More

Tom BradfordSainsbury’s Blanc de Noirs Champagne