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In this episode I am joined by Chef turned Sommelier and Founder of Bubbledogs and Two Michelin Star restaurant Kitchen Table Sandia Chang. In Bubbledogs they have a 100% Grower Champagne list and this is Sandia's specialty. We will be going into detail as to what is Grower Champagne, and touching on some excellent producers. Discussing the winemaking techniques and the terroir that is so special alongside what wine glasses to use, should you decant Champagne, a whole load of food pairings. and more.
If you want to skip ahead:
1.49: What is a Grand Marque (so you know the difference from Grower Champagne)
4.56: Chat with Sandia
5.20: Why Sandia loves Grower Champagne
6.27: Definition of Grower Champagne
6.46: Sandias journey in the Hospitality industry
9.48: Biggest Markets for Grower Champagne
11.07: Peoples perseption over Grower Champagne V Grand Marques
13.10 The Launch of Bubbleshop (Online retail shop for Grower Champagne) https://bubbleshoplondon.com/ and the growth of Kitchen Table
15.04: Opened up J-M Sélèque, Solessence £33
17.24: Sandia's stint working on TV: Saturday Morning Kitchen
18.50: Sandias favourite supermarket for best value wines
20.14: Smelling of the J-M Sélèque, Solessence
20.43: The right wine glass for champagne
22.14: Decanting Champagne
23.14: Tasting the J-M Sélèque, Solessence and talking about the winemaker
26.03: How to know from the bottle if the wine is from a grower
28.34: Sandia's first trip to the Champagne region
31.38: The size of Champagne and the amount of growers
32.47: Is grower champagne about Terroir or winemaking? And what styles of winemaking are being used?
36.53: Favourite food pairings with Champagne
39.31: Recommended serving temperature for Champagne
31.11: Grower Producer Olivier Horiot
45.42: A little chat about Jacques Selosse and Jérôme Prévost
48.44: Recommended food pairings for different styles of Champagne
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