Champagne

    Esterlin Champagne Brut Champagne seems like a good excuse to...

    Esterlin Champagne Brut Champagne seems like a good excuse to dress up like a medieval lady. Yeast, toasted bread, lemon, and white florals on the no ...

    7 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

    Celebrate Champagne Day Oct. 24th!

    Friday, October 24th marks the Fifth Annual Champagne Day, a celebration of the sparkling wine from the only place from which “Champagne” is produced: Champagne, France. Sponsored by the Champagne Bureau, Champagne Day seeks to remind consumers that while they can drink lovely sparkling wines from anywhere in the world, only wine produced in Champagne, France is truly Champagne.

    6 readers - By Amy Corron Power/ Another Wine Blog

      The death of the Tasting Note and a damn fine Champagne.

      Mad about Wine - - 5 readers - The Tasting note has become an institution and the most logic form of describing a wine. In it we try to unfold the character of the wine by fragmenting it’s components. A good taster have the ability to distinctively spot the most detailed aromatic/flavour notes of the wine and some can even visualize the wine for you, by using creative metaphors.

      From VINTAGES for Thanksgiving, in wine and with song

      Godello - - 5 readers - Le Clos Jordanne Vineyard Photo: (www.leclosjordanne.com) Whatever your plans are for Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, I highly recommend they include wine and music. Last year my picks to meet the bird emanated from a Loire state of mind. A new Sancerre makes this year’s shortlist because “you can always use a good Sancerre.

      Thursday Sips & Nibbles

      The Passionate Foodie - - 5 readers - I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting wine and food items that are upcoming. ********************************************************** 1) One of my favorite restaurants, Bergamot , will soon be hosting a special Champagne dinner, highlighting a rare Grower Champagne.

      27 Shades of French Wine Perfection

      MyWinePal - - 5 readers - At a certain quality level of wine, which typically comes from wineries that have decided to spend the extra effort on selecting grapes from the best vineyard plots, hand picking and sorting the grapes, and letting the grapes express themselves in the wine without an over agressive human hand, you get shades of perfection (note that I am not talking about 100 point wine rating scores).

    The latest about Champagne

      Stéphane Coquillette Cuvée Les Clés Blanc de Noirs Now this is a...

      … Stéphane Coquillette Cuvée Les Clés Blanc de Noirs Now this is a champagne made out of 100% Pinot Noir. Lemon, biscuit, and yeast notes on the nose along with hints of persimmon, pomegranate, and rock. Fuller feel on the palate with lemon, tart red fruit, and shortbread. Nice stuff! 3/5 bones $$$ Pinot Noir 12% abv Champagne, FRANCE …

      By Shiba Sommelier

      An Attractive NV Champagne

      … Another look at a lesser-known Champagne house here. This is a wine from Mont-Hauban, a co-operative based in Monthelon-Morangis, two neighbouring communes which lie south of Épernay, just around the corner from Cramant, Avize and a number of other famous Champagne villages. The Mont-Hauban Brut Superieur is a non-vintage blend incorporating…

      4 readers - By WineDR

      Recap of the 2014 San Francisco #ChampagneTasting

      … pairings, and food related stuff! Become a fan and join ENOFYLZ Wine Blog on Facebook. Cheers! This article is original to ENOFYLZ Wine Blog.com. Copyright 2014 ENOFYLZ Wine Blog. All rights reserved. The post Recap of the 2014 San Francisco #ChampagneTasting appeared first on ENOFYLZ Wine Blog. …

      5 readers - By Martin Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

      Dinner with Piper-Heidsieck Chef de Caves Regis Camus

      … was an extremely cold winter with frost. Several thousand hectares of vines froze, resulting in a poor harvest. The concentrated vintage shows the stress of the year, yet is steady and sturdy. 1979 RARE paired with Kunik cheese and rhubarb - 1979 had a cold and rainy spring that led to late flowering and harvesting, yet the wines from this year…

      3 readers - By Marisa D'vari/ A Wine Story

      Champagne Day, October 24, 2014

      … of the bureau’s goals is to inform the public about this wine region and the importance of terroir in this region. Another goal of the bureau is to protect the word “champagne” in the United States. US wineries are not permitted to have the word “champagne” on bottles of sparkling wine, although some were grandfathered in and still use the word although…

      1 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler

      Celebrate Champagne Day Oct. 24th!

      … bootlegger and influence peddler Enoch Lewis “Nucky” Johnson.) Viva la France! Last year we marked Champagne Day with delightful pairings and sabering demonstrations. Champagne can pair with practically anything: cheese, smoked salmon, caviar, chocolates, strawberries, fresh fruit, and even potato chips, says Canada’s Most Quoted Wine Writer Natalie…

      6 readers - By Amy Corron Power/ Another Wine Blog

      Inaugural La Fête du Champagne sparkles

      … was moderated by Levi Dalton (host of the I'll Drink to That podcast) and Levi did an excellent job of staying out of the way and allowing Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon (House Chef de Cave) the time and space to provide an excellent perspective on the House's philosophy and practices and how that mapped with the environment (terroir) in the production of its…

      2 readers - By Wine -- Mise en abyme

      What is Champagne, and why you should drink it this Friday

      … Listen up. This coming Friday, October 24th, is one of the most anticipated wine days of the year – Champagne Day. Yes, a global celebration for the world’s most amazing beverage. Hallelujah!! Earlier this summer I was hired by the US Champagne Bureau to teach a series of Champagne classes in Portland to spread the love for this magical…

      1 readers - By Vindulge

      La Sibilla: Lessons in Salt and Acidity

      … Photo by Oliver McCrum- Falanghina and Salty Fried Fish. One of my favorite terroir-minded producers from the area around Naples is La Sibilla, a winery owned and operated by 5 generations of the Di Meo family. I love Southern Italian wines, especially from Campania. This is where you can go deep into Italy’s history, and uncover the really…

      1 readers - By Joanie Karapetian/ Italian Wine Geek

      scandal wine recap: don’t go changing – your drink

      … the President’s daughter from a party. When I had to escape parties in high school, I ran through suburban lawns. It would have been way easier with the helicopter OPA secures. interlude: Wait, Olivia Is Drinking and It’s NOT Wine Moment That’s right, Liv is back in the Oval where the sexual tension is palpable and the scotch has been poured…

      3 readers - By grapefriend

      #ChampagneDay: October 24th, 2014

      …#ChampagneDay: October 24th, 2014 October 17, 2014 by admin Coming up on October 24th is #ChampagneDay. What will you have in your glass? Make sure you tweet using the hashtag #ChampagneDay. Did you know that Cremant is sparkling wine made in the méthode champenoise but outside of the Champagne region? Cremants may also use other grapes than the traditional Champagne varietals.…

      3 readers - By Wine Diva Lifestyle

      Top Champagne Tasting of 2014

      … - I've tasted it several times with consistent notes - gentle strawberries seduce every time. I know this is a very widely available champagne - you can see it at Costco, etc... - so maybe it doesn't possess a coolness factor, but it is very very good Rose, and one of my favorites every year. 1999 Henriot Enchanteleurs out of a magnum - wow minty…

      1 readers - By Iron Chevsky/ The Iron Chevsky Wine Blog

      Returning Home from Cava to Champagne

      … in Barcelona which meant racing through Charles DeGaul Airport in Paris to make our connecting flight on time. We made it with only minutes to spare. Our first two legs was with Air France, so I naturally asked for champagne once we were at cruising altitude. In economy, Air France was serving Champagne Pannier Selection Brut. The yellow color champagne…

      3 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler

      1995 Champagne Drappier Cuvée du Millénaire 2000 Brut Vintage...

      … 1995 Champagne Drappier Cuvée du Millénaire 2000 Brut Vintage champagne is always a treat. This one’s got some oxidized notes of apple cider, button mushrooms, and white nuts. Hints of lemon, brown sugar, and pie crust for a tarte tatin. Nice mousse (bubbles). 3/5 bones $$$$ Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier 12% abv Champagne, FRANCE …

      4 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      Kate Moss makes a Champagne A-cup

      …Kate Moss has launched a new line of champagne stemware taken from a mold of her breast. The model famously displayed her skin-and-bone frame (topless) in ads for Calvin Klein’s Obsession. Which might lead one to think the champagne coupe is called the A-cup? But apparently not. The coupe was purportedly modeled on Marie Antoinette’s breast…

      1 readers - By Tyler Colman/ Dr Vino's wine blog