• Pascal Doquet Le Mesnil Champagne rejected back label

    When it comes to champagne, I’m a big fan of transparency. I understand that producers have their reasons for not disclosing certain pieces of information, and I don’t necessarily think less of them for that. But in general, I feel that the better informed you are about what it is you’re drinking, the more you’ll enjoy it and understand what it’s all about.

    Many of the best champagne producers are putting more information on the label now than they did in the past: it’s not uncommon to see grape varieties, disgorgement dates, dosage levels or base years indicated on the back label. Here in France, or elsewhere in Europe, you’ll find a good number of champagne bottles that tell you these sorts of things.

    When the wine gets sent to the United States, however, the back labe
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