Champagne Premier Cru vs Grand Cru
A few Q and As to help introduce you to the champagne “cru” scale. Happy sipping. If my champagne bottle has a “grand cru” or “premier cru” label, what can I expect to find inside? A label with a “grand cru” or “premier cru” stamp must contain 100% grand cru or premier cru grapes, respectively. A bottle without a cru label may still feature cru grapes, however. Okay…sure, but what does “cru” even mean? At its heart, cru designation is really just a question of real estate. A throwback to a post-World-War-I method of land evaluation, the cru system ranks […]
A Champagne Hipster’s Guide to Christmas 2016
It’s nearly Christmas, but that doesn’t mean you need to buy your regular big brand Champagnes to celebrate. Get your hipster on and try these affordable, less mainstream brands.