Sugar & Yeast is the website of Simon Stockton, certified 'Fizzician'.

I grew up in sub-tropical Brisbane on a diet of cold beer, warm sunshine and barbecued seafood before discovering the sensory delights of wine. I was 17 when champagne first passed my lips and that was it - a seed was planted. Many thousands of Champagnes now tasted, my love for it continues to grow.

Please visit my LinkedIn profile here for professional details about me.






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  • I'm proud to be doing some Ambassadorial work for Piper Heidsieck, one of the original Grand Marque houses since 1785!
  • The Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships 2017 is open for entries and the deadline is 13th April. Who will win 'Best Champagne', 'Best English Sparkling Wine' or 'Supreme World Champion'? Results here in late September 2017!
  • Best Champagnes tasted recently? Piper Heidsieck Brut NV, Pierre Peters 'Les Chetillons 2008', Charles Heidsieck 'Champagne Charlie' 1983, Pol Roger 'Winston Churchill' 2002. Add to these the Italian belter from Northern Italy: Ferrari 'Giulio Ferrari' 2001.