Jiles's Blog

Who Am I?

17 years spent living and working in Champagne has allowed Jiles to build up a vast amount of knowledge about all things bubbly as well as a very extensive network of contacts, especially amongst the smaller and less well-known champagne makers whose champagnes will probably amaze you with their quality and diversity.

A job as area manager for Asia and Australia with Moët et Chandon was what first drew Jiles to Champagne after completing an MBA in Luxury Brand Management at ESSEC, a prestigious business school just outside Paris.

After nearly 9 years at Moët Jiles moved back to the UK where he started one of the first online businesses promoting and selling grower champagnes,

However the draw of ‘The King of Wines and the Wine of Kings’ once again proved irresistible and another 8 year stay in Champagne was the result. During this second stay in Champagne Jiles worked with the Syndicat Général des Vignerons de Champagne as an accedited consultant for small, independent champagne makers before setting up his own consultancy.

Jiles now spends his time between England and Champagne.and puts his knowledge and contacts to work helping wine lovers everywhere learn more about champagne and helping businesses and individuals to create their own private champagne brand.

He is the author of two books on champagne, several concise guides to champagne  and is the creator of an online champagne study course called My Champagne Expert



Rosé Champagne - How To Find The One You Love

Are you a fan of pink champagne?

If you are, then you’re not alone. Over the past few years, demand for the pink stuff has just gone through the roof .

How To Choose Champagne - Part 4

So what's the last remaining thing you need to know before you buy a bottle champagne?

How To Choose Champagne - Part 3

 In parts 1 and 2 of this series we looked at two things that affect the style and quality of a champagne. They were

    the proportion in which the different grape varieties are blended together and
    the quality of those grapes

The third factor that has a crucial influence on the champagne is the length of time it’s aged.

How To Chose Champagne - Part 2

Here’s part 2 of my 4 part series about how to tell what a champagne is like before you buy the bottle

 Lots of people are unsure about how to choose one bottle of champagne over another and simply buy a name they know.

How Can You Tell What A Champagne Is Like BEFORE You Buy It?

Back, by popular demand, is a series of 4 short articles on how to choose champagne, especially a champagne that you've never tried before.

These 4 tips will

  • give you the confidence to venture outside the famous brands,
  • help you discover some of the amazing champagnes made by the less-well-known makers and
  • provide lots of fun when you share your new-found knowledge with your friends.