Wine: Let’s get fizzical

With hope in the air, it’s the perfect time for a glass of Champagne. Mick O’Connell picks his classic and contemporary favourites

In Champagne, ripeness of fruit and freshness of acidity go hand in hand and are married perfectly

It was early March, and from my hotel window I was watching snowflakes slowly covering the square in Reims. I can think of worse places to be snowed in.

I was in the region to visit Champagne Gosset, one of the benchmark producers in the region. It’s a wonderful house creating Champagne in a very particular, rich and vibrant style.

It was my third time visiting Reims and my second time getting snowed in. This ...