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Wine: Not all Champagnes are equal

Each bottle is itself a celebration of the ingenious process that turns the slightly hard-edged, acidic wines from these northerly vineyards into rich, voluptuous creations

By Barry Smith  

Getting wiser with age is not a necessity—enjoying Champagne more is an inevitability. © Africa Studio

As we get older we may not get any wiser; but we do tend to like Champagne more. Age and experience teach us about the nuances of wine flavours and these are subtly shown in the base wines of well-made Champagnes. At the same time, our senses are perhaps not as keen as they once were so the rush…

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