The number of corked, stale and lightstruck champagnes in Australia this year is appalling.
Has champagne lost its sparkle? When it comes to lining up your celebratory bubbles for the festive season, it’s a sobering thought that more than one bottle in ten on the shelves this year is faulty. When I assembled hundreds of champagnes in my taste-offs for this guide, more than one in eighteen was cork tainted and a further one in twenty-two was stale or lightstruck…
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