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Monday, 16 February 2015

IMBIBE chooses two Original & Distinctive’s ‘sparklers’ for the Tasting Room”.

Following Original & Distinctive’s February 2015 Trade Tasting, IMBIBE highlights two sparkling wines for the “Tasting Room”!
GUY CHARBOUT Memory 1998

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

If you are taking the Sugar Free Challenge . . .

The BBC Good Food Eat Well Show is being held at Olympia London between 27 February and 1 March 2015. One of the many eat well challenges being promoted is the ‘Sugar Free Challenge’, which is being championed by Davina McCall.

Surprisingly, Champagne can still be enjoyed, if you chose a ‘Brut Zero’ (Brut Nature) which typically has no added sugar (dosage) and less than 3 grams per liter of ‘residual sugar’. And with less than 3 carbs and less than 90 calories a glass you can . . . “Keep Calm and Drink ‘Brut Zero’ Champagne!”

Original & Distinctive sell three Brut Zero Champagnes:

Brut Zéro
70% Pinot Noir / 30% Chardonnay
A non dosé Champagne that allows the full flavour of the grapes to come through.

Brut Zéro
70% Chardonnay / 30% Pinot Noir
The hue is golden and the tiny bubbles form a persistent and delicate mousse. The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in this vintage are expressed in a fresh and fruity bouquet. Its roundness and freshness being pronounced due to very little dosage.

Brut Zéro
70% Chardonnay / 30% Pinot Noir
From the chalky-clay terroir of Sézanne, this brut Champagne non dosé is a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Vinified in thermo regulated stainless steel and matured for 2 years in the cellars, it is a blend of different years.

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Friday, 9 January 2015

***NEW FOR 2015*** Award winning Grower Champagnes from small producers . . .

Our Smarter Grower Champagne SGC TRADE BROCHURE WINTER/SPRING 2015 gives insights into all ELEVEN of our independent Champagne Growers, including: Wine Style, Cru & Grape Blend details plus, tasting notes for some 70 different Grower Champagnes; categorised into 10 styles of Champagne.

Download your copy NOW!

***2014 PRICES HELD***

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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Ken Davey, Managing Director of Smarter Grower Champagne, with the Christmas issue of "Glass of Bubbly" Magazine. Inside, an article on TV wine expert Jilly Goolden who, earlier in the year took centre stage at a private Grower Champagne tasting, organised by Smarter Grower Champagne, to mark the launch of Smarter’s "Trade Brochure Autumn 2014”.

Also in attendance was Dee Blackstock MW, wine advisor to Smarter; previously the Champagne & Sparkling Wine buyer for Waitrose and, newly appointed Trade Sales Manager for Smarter, Silvie Herdova AIWS.

Smarter Grower Champagne’s Co-founder, Svetlana Lindholm, currently studying WSET® Level 3, kicked off the proceedings with a demonstration of the Coup Stack, which fills perfectly from one bottle and, with its ingenious ledge for super safe stacking, is the perfect accompaniment for Grower Champagne!

Monday, 17 November 2014

Svetlana Lindholm, WSET® Level 2 and Commercial Director at Smarter Grower Champagne, hosted a @GrowerChampagne tasting for 10 private clients (mainly from Norway) at the luxury home of one of the private clients in North London. Six Grower Champagnes were selected, from Smarter’s "Trade Brochure Autumn 2014”, which gives insights into all eleven of its independent Champagne Growers, including: Wine Type, Style, Cru & Grape Blend details plus, tasting notes for some 75 different Grower Champagnes; categorised into 10 styles of Champagne A copy can be download using the link below: