Two hundred years on ice

An exclusive viewing of one of the world’s oldest Champagne bottles, which lay undiscovered for more than 200 years under the Baltic Sea, is being made possible for visitors to this year’s London International Wine Fair thanks to the sponsorship of a cork industry trade body. A bottle of Champagne, one of 168 discovered off

Wine on the line

Armed only with a copy of an 1848 copy of the famous Bradshaw’s railway guide, former Government minister and political commentator Michael Portillo took to the rails last summer and autumn to travel around Britain by train to produce a second series of BBC 2’s Great British Railway Journeys. Taking a journey from London Bridge

Only in America: sizes does matter

Just how large is the world’s largest wine bottle and what does it have to do with Las Vegas? Never knowingly understated, the desert oasis played host to Armand de Brignac’s Midas bottle – the world’s largest luxury Champagne bottle. Chigny-les-Roses chateau-based Armand de Brignac has released the Midas, the largest bottle of luxury Champagne