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As far as non-vintage Champagnes go, Krug
Grande Cuvée is undoubtedly one of the best.
Rich and complex, each year it is blended
from a library of wines that the house keeps
locked in its perfectly cool cellars in Reims.
Due to the complexity of Grande Cuvée,
these wines can be aged for long periods of
time. But with no statement on the bottle
as to when it was released, knowing how
long they can be kept and what went
into them used to be a mystery.
Not any more. The Champagne
house has launched a free app that
enables users to scan the code on
the back of a bottle and nd out
all the details of the wine from
Krug winemaker Eric Lebel; it even
suggests particular music to listen to
while you drink it.
Free from the App Store
Theatregoers at Regent's
Park Open Air Theatre are set
to be suitably refreshed this
summer thanks to Champagne
The brand is the o� cial partner
of the theatre for the second
year running, and its wines
will be served at the bar of the
beautiful 1,250-seat auditorium.
Anyone feeling peckish can
order an organic picnic hamper
containing goodies such as
oatcakes, cheddar cheese and
a bottle of Canard-Duchêne's
Cuvée Léonie Green. The popular
summer addition to London's
booming theatrical scene will
see four plays staged: Hobson's
Choice, Twelfth Night, Porgy and
Bess and To Kill a Mockingbird.
All the world's a stage
WHERE BOTTLES REST
Philipponnat bottles mature patiently in the cellars of Château de Mareuil, which were hewn out
of the chalk in the 18th century. The most precious bottles are carefully preserved in the Caveau
du Trésor, reserved for old vintages.
it is not a secret anymore