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Champagne Philipponnat - Clos des Goisses
Champagne Philipponnat - Clos des Goisses
Last week Charles Philipponnat, owner of the iconic Clos des Goisses vineyard, stopped by the F+R offices to showcase the latest vintage from his top Champagne site. As direct importers of Clos des Goisses from Philipponnat, we wanted to gain a real understanding of what makes this vineyard so special. From its location and aspect, to the particular élevage techniques ...
ON September 27, 2018
Behind the Bottle: Clos des Goisses Champagne
Behind the Bottle: Clos des Goisses Champagne
Philipponnat’s single-vineyard Clos des Goisses is one of Champagne’s most famous vineyards. We caught up with winemaker and proprietor Charles Philipponnat to discover the history of this landmark vineyard, its rise to prominence and the specifics of the site that make it so special The History The Clos des Goisses vineyard – originally known as Les Goisses – has been ...
BY Gavin Smith,
ON February 19, 2020
2012 Champagne: a versatile classic
2012 Champagne: a versatile classic
The 2012 vintage is tipped as one of the greatest this century – following in the footsteps of 2008, 2002 and 1996. We spoke to some of the region’s top producers to find out more about the year and the wines it produced The 2012 vintage in Champagne is one of the most celebrated in recent years. The vintage was ...
BY FINE+RARE,
ON March 28, 2019
Wines to watch: October
Wines to watch: October
October is always a busy month in fine wine and 2020 is no different with some eagerly awaited releases from around the world. Here we identify the releases you won’t want to miss – from 2019 Burgundy and prestige Champagne to the latest vintage of Grange Burgundy  At the top of the shopping list for many collectors in October is the latest vintage of Burgundy to hit the market. We have already started ...
BY Gavin Smith,
ON October 1, 2020
What winemakers are drinking this Christmas
What winemakers are drinking this Christmas
It is that time of year again when it is time to plan which wines you are drinking over the festive period. We thought we would ask some of our favourite winemakers and estates what they are planning to drink, to help give you some inspiration. Special thanks to Charles Philipponnat for his detailed response, he will certainly be enjoying an ...
ON December 12, 2019
What we're drinking
What we're drinking
In the first of a new monthly series, we ask a handful of our team to pick a wine or spirit they’ve tasted recently – a bottle that surprised, delighted or merely lived up to high expectations. Here’s what they chose 1959 Glenfarclas, 60-Year-Old, Single Cask, Single Malt Scotch Whisky (40.9%) “Few distilleries have the foresight, nor luxury, of laying ...
BY FINE+RARE,
ON November 6, 2020
New Releases Not To Be Missed This Month: September 2019
New Releases Not To Be Missed This Month: September 2019
With the August hiatus now firmly behind us, September will have us forget faraway beaches and instead think of beautiful vineyards in all corners of the earth as it is the month of international icon wines releases from Bordeaux’s La Place.  More and more global wineries are opting to release their top wines in this way. New additions this year include, ...
ON August 30, 2019
Five Champagnes to Buy in September
Five Champagnes to Buy in September
F Scott Fitzgerald once wrote, “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall" and if one thing is certain, it’s that The Great Gatsby has no shortage of Champagne. With that in mind, we take a look at five Champagnes to watch this September… September is a time for new beginnings and the wine industry is no ...
ON August 24, 2017
Champagne at Fine+Rare
Champagne at Fine+Rare
In honour of National Champagne Week, Chris Kelly shines the spotlight on everybody's favourite form of liquid celebration.  Drinking Champagne is one of life’s great pleasures – making any occasion feel that little but more special. At FINE + RARE we have access to an unparalleled range of Champagnes across the price points and spanning some glorious vintages.  Read on to find ...
ON October 3, 2015
New Releases Not To Be Missed This Month: April 2019
New Releases Not To Be Missed This Month: April 2019
Champagne 2012 Spring is well and truly here and as the sunshine makes a reappearance we start to think of upcoming outdoor events and all the wines required to accompany them. Of course, Champagne is an ideal accompaniment and this month sees a host of releases from the 2012 vintage. As it begins to creep onto the market, 2012 is fast ...
ON April 4, 2019
Champagne Prices Set To Rise in 2017
Champagne Prices Set To Rise in 2017
With prices looking likely to go up in 2017, it is more than just the fast-approaching festive period causing Champagne collectors and connoisseurs to stock up... Champagne prices set to rise in UK Decanter Magazine recently reported that “Champagne is expected to go up in price in the New Year”, a view that has been echoed by others in the ...
ON November 11, 2016
What Fine Wine Producers are Drinking in 2018
What Fine Wine Producers are Drinking in 2018
Fine wine producers tend to be very inquisitive people - often leaning towards the obsessive in search of that perfection. Their constant desire to capture every possible subtlety or nuance in their wine can often be stoked by tasting something sublime in anothers. Whilst there may still be some winemakers who work on their own projects without a care for ...
ON October 24, 2018

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