Capital Vintners: Champagne 2012 report

After initial worries about the Champagne 2012 harvest – poor weather and a huge harvest shortage – it would appear that the vintage could be a special one. Thanks to a great end to the season (ideal weather conditions throughout August and September), the Champagne 2012 vintage has already been compared to the 2002 and […]


Nigeria is now Africa’s second largest economy in Africa and will be the world’s fourth most populous nation by 2050. More importantly it has been reported that Nigeria’s wine industry will reach £230 million by 2015. With an economy that is finding its feet – GDP has increased from $46 billion in 2000 to $247 billion […]

Capital Vintners: Champagne 2012 report

The Champagne region of France, just like Bordeaux and Burgundy, did not have a good year weather-wise and suffered a smaller harvest than usual.  But initial reports indicate the 2012 Champagne vintage could be a very good one.   The chefs de cave at both Louis Roederer and Perrier-Jouet have expressed their excitement in anticipation of […]

Capital Vintners: Champagne 2012 Report Continued

Is Champagne bucking the trend of ‘austerity Britain’? It would appear so.  Champagne was hit hard during the economic slump but it would appear that it is now recovering and seeing high sales numbers. Champagne is often called the ‘affordable luxury’ and more and more these days it is losing its ‘special occasion’ status. Low-price supermarket deals, […]


Champagne is not just seen as a drink for special occasions but as an asset. Fine art, wine and even stamps are often featured in the collections of wealthy clientele all over the world, and can grow in value over time – but what about Champagne? Demand for Champagne has rocketed, helped by the Diamond Jubilee and anticipation of […]