Essi Avellan MW is a Champagne specialist, journalist, educator and wine judge. She has authored several wine books and is a jury member at the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships.
The return of Champagne Charlie
Maisons and Mémoires: A new era for Champagne Henriot
New fizz on the block: meet the experimental grower Champagne producers
Still wines from Champagne – fizz’s final frontier
The best new Champagnes for Christmas and New Year
In her round-up of the best Champagne launches from the second half of the year, Essi Avellan MW picks out friends old and new
Top ten new Champagnes: Essi Avellan MW’s verdict
The 2012 vintage stands with the finest of the century so far, our expert says of the latest Champagne launches
Is this the way to a more ethical caviar?
Once the epitome of conspicuous consumption by a wealthy elite, caviar is now harnessing more sustainable methods of production that are broadening the delicacy's reach, suggests Essi Avellan MW