In reality, it should be no surprise. Everyone who visits this site will know about (or have been affected by) the CoViD 19 pandemic in some way. It certainly has had a manifest effect on the way we’ve been able to drink and enjoy bubbles – our favourite Champagne bars are only just reopening after many long months. As summer in Europe reaches its zenith, many unfortunate Champagne houses (and other wineries) face a constellation of challenges. Waning demand, diminished wine tourism and a neglected harvest certainly aren’t helping even some of the most established Champagne maisons. We’ll definitely be doing our bit to help out the industry and we hope the Champagne-lovers will do what they can to support this timeless wine-making tradition.