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The following sparkling-specific articles were originally published in The World of Fine Wine (WFW), the most in-depth and highly-respected wine magazine in the world, and have been reproduced here with the kind and specific permission of the senior management of that publication. Future sparkling-specific articles will be reproduced on this site three months after their publication in WFW.

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Starck Raving Sane!

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 46 (2014)
What makes Roederer’s 2006 Philippe Starck Brut Nature tick?

(Panel tasting) Champagne 1990 & 1996: Human error?

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 46 (2014)
Comprehensive tasting of 1990 & 1996 magnums of the same Champagne with tasting notes from Simon Field MW, Essi Avellan MW & Tom Stevenson

(Panel tasting) Vintage Blanc de Blancs

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 45 (2014)
Comprehensive tasting of the vintage blanc de blancs with tasting notes from Andrew Jefford, Michael Edwards & Tom Stevenson

Letter to the editor!

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 45 (2014)
Sweet truths!

NV Blanc de Blancs

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 45 (2014)
Tasting notes of non-vintage blanc de blancs.

The first Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 45 (2014)
All the Trophy winners

Bigger is Better

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 43 (2014)
An in-depth review of Franciacorta in bottles and magnums

Preview

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 42 (2013)
Mumm & Perrier-Jouët 2006: one ready, one not!

(Panel tasting) Champagne 2004 – A vintage of steroids

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 42 (2013)
Comprehensive tasting of the 2004 vintage with tasting notes from Essi Avellan MW, Simon Field MW & Tom Stevenson

(Panel tasting) In the Pink

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 42 (2013)
Comprehensive tasting of Rosé Champagne with tasting notes from Essi Avellan MW, Simon Field MW & Tom Stevenson

Dom Pérignon Oenothèque 1966–1996

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 40 (2013)
Dom Pérignon In Depth Review

A Tale of Two Rosés

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 40 (2012)
Moët 2004 & DP 2002

Windows of Opportunity

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 38 (2012)
Looking back at future Champagne vintages

(Panel tasting) Lemon and Limes

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 38 (2012)
Champagne & English Sparkling Wine with tons of comparative data and tasting notes from Essi Avellan MW, Michael Edwards & Tom Stevenson

(Panel tasting) No Year, Every Reason

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 37 (2012)
Comprehensive tasting of non-vintage Champagne with tasting notes from Essi Avellan MW, Michael Edwards & Tom Stevenson

Reinventing a classic

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 37 (2012)
The difference between Heidsieck Brut Reserve in the Old and New bottle

(Panel tasting) All Black – The New White

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 34 (2011)
Comparative tasting of blanc de noirs with tasting notes from Essi Avellan MW, Simon Field MW & Tom Stevenson

Belle Epoque Jéreboams 1975-1998

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 33 (2011)
The difference that Jéoboams make

Perrier-Jouët’s Living Legacy

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 33 (2011)
Drinking the same Champagne as your Great-great Grandfather

(Panel tasting) Vintage Wars: 1997 v 1998 Champagne

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 30 (2010)
Background to both vintages and blind tasting notes from Essi Avellan MW, Michael Edwards & Tom Stevenson

Lanson 1976-1996: The Acid Test

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 28 (2010)
An in-depth review of Lanson vintages made by Jean-Paul Gandon

The House that Jacques Built

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 21 (2008)
An attempt to be objective about Selosse

(Panel tasting) Franciacorta de Meglio in Meglio

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 20 (2008)
WFW’s first comprehensive look at Franciacorta with tasting notes from Margaret Rand, Franco Ziliani & Tom Stevenson.

For Better or Worse: Clos des Goisses 1951-1998

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 20 (2008)
Based on a Christie’s Masterclass at which Clos des Goisses 1951-2001 featured, plus notes of other vintages for completeness

Twelve Bits of Dirt

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 16 (2007)
How G.H. Mumm lost its way and found it again