In France's storied Bordeaux wine region, an experiment aimed at helping some of the world's best-loved tipples to weather the ravages of climate change is starting to bear fruit.
The new label will replace the Louis Roederer's entry-level cuvee, the Brut Premiere.
Russia just banned the use of the word “Shampanskoye” – the Russian word for champagne – on imported bottles
French champagne makers are predictably upset with the new ruling, which reserves the term for domestically-produced sparkling wine.
If a bottle of Petrus 2000 that Christie's is selling tastes out of this world it might be because it aged for 14 months aboard the International Space Station.