5 bottles & 5 questions Tim Hall [uk]

Picture of Björnstierne Antonsson

Björnstierne Antonsson

Every Friday TheChampagneSommelier will ask 5 questions about 5 coeur de bouteilles to friends and Champagne lovers from near and far. This week we had a bubbly chat with Tim Hall.


 A champagne specialist based in the UK and working almost exclusively with champagne.I am head over heels in love with champagne and Champagne  – maybe the most complex wine in theworld with the most wonderful people. 

As Scala Wine London, I import 12 small producers to the UK market, which I prefer to call ‘single estates’ and other often call ‘grower champagnes’.  To me, although I love many wines from the big brands, this is where the most creativity is going on in Champagne. 

I also write for various wine publications about champagne – notably TheWorld of Fine Wine and JancisRobinson.com.  I am also co-director of The Champagne Top 100 which I organise in London with wine Club 67 Pall Mall.  Finally I guide business groups in Champagne. I visit Champagne some 8-10 times a year. I am a UK Champagne Ambassador and won second place back in 2013 as a European Champagne Ambassador. 

New website coming: www.scalawine.com

Which Champagne would You treat your parents or in-laws?

’Laurent-Perrier ‘Grand Siecle’  – great wine, classiest bottle in Champagne.

Which Champagne would You treat your lover?

’Penet-Chardonnet ‘Les Epinettes’ 2009, Grand Cru Verzy – an intense expression of a special single place.

Which Champagne would You treat your boss?

’Veuve Clicquot ‘Yellow Label’ NV – it’s her favourite champagne!!

Which Champagne would You treat yourself?

’Krug ‘Millésime’ 2002 – endless complexity and more to come!

Which Champagne would You treat a dream guest, and why?

’Nathalie Falmet ‘Parcelle ZH 318′ – 100% Pinot Noir and 2012. – the dream guest would be Nathalie herself, a brilliant winemaker and wonderfully interesting friend.’

So, it’s a very new Irish young singer – Allie Sherlock from Dublin.  Here duetting Adele’s ‘When We Were Young.’   

You look like a movie
You sound like a song
My God, this reminds me
Of when we were young

Read more in the series ‘5 bottles & 5 questions’

Stay tuned Sign Up