Champagne Mavericks

Every year Eric Lebel has to turn approximately 400 wines into one; a nice trick – if you can do it. As Chef de Caves of legendary champagne house Krug, Lebel uses the label’s unique ‘library’ of wines to build a champagne from scratch that both embraces and circumnavigates the concept of ‘vintage.’ There’s a…

Bordeaux Patrol

Bordeaux is misunderstood. Like an older, mysterious brother, the region so familiar to us both from holidays and supermarket shelves somehow manages to lead an unexpected ‘other life’. We tend to think of its rich, red wines, yet the region’s been producing whites for a thousand years. Bordeaux itself has a reputation for dark, enigmatic…