Champagne

    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.

    7 readers - By Amy Corron Power/ Another Wine Blog

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

    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.

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      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.

      Recap of the 2014 San Francisco #ChampagneTasting

      ENOFYLZ Wine Blog - - 5 readers - I attended the Champagne region’s official annual United States tasting in San Francisco on Tuesday, October 21st. The tasting was held at the Westin St. Francis on Union Square. The event celebrates Champagne: the sparkling wine produced in the French region of the same name. Only after strict appellation regulations are followed – from harvesting entirely by hand to how muc ...

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    • San Luis Obispo County Sparkling Wine Guide

      … Although I don't feel you need a special occasion to drink Champagne or sparkling wine, tis' the season for bubbly. The holidays are imminent, and Cali Coast Wine Country comes to the rescue with the first-ever San Luis Obispo Sparkling Wine Guide. Finding festive wines made in San Luis Obispo County for end-of-year celebrations is now…

      2 readers - Elizabeth White/ Elizabeth in SLO
    • you deserve a grape today, san francisco giants!

      …! They only made 2,012 bottles to commemorate the 2012 year of their win. Guess they’ll have to make an extra two bottles for their 2014 edition! Like this: Like Loading... Related Tags: baseball, champagne, chardonnay, pinot noir, san francisco giants, world series. Bookmark the permalink.…

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    • Getting to know the region of Saint Chinian, France

      … Getting to know the region of Saint Chinian, France Posted by winesleuth in All, Food and Wine, France | 0 comments Oct 29, 14 I was recently invited to St. Chinian by their growers association to not only learn a bit more about the wines but also to discover the wine tourism that they have going on there. If you thought it was all vineyards…

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    • Wining and Dining in Paris

      … neighborhood where we stayed, we dined alfresco with leg of lamb and Syrah from Saint Joseph in the Rhone: Of course, I had to go back to the top of the Eiffel Tower for some Champagne with Jeremy. It seems that no one does this, and I think it's the greatest thing ever! What better way to enjoy the views over Paris and endure the scary height than with a glass of bubbly. …

      2 readers - Wine Maven in Training
    • Italian Winemakers Discover Global Warming Secret Weapon (VIDEO)

      … in Trentino increase 1 degree Celsius more than in the last 2000 year. Monique Soltani: For the Lunelli family, the face behind Ferrari, Italy’s oldest and largest champagne-style wine producer, the future is now. Marcello Lunelli: 30 years ago, the harvest in Trentino started at 10th of September. Now, the average is 25 of August. Monique Soltani…

      1 readers - Monique Soltani/ Wine Oh TV
    • champagne harvest jacques lassaigne emmanuel

      … When I arranged to harvest with Montgueux Champagne winemaker Manu Lassaigne this September, I had convenience in mind. His is the best domaine closest to where the Native Companion's mother lives outside of Troyes in the Aube. I figured we could stay with her and sort out transport to and from Montgueux without undue hassle, perhaps on bicycles…

      1 readers - Aaron Ayscough/ not drinking poison in paris
    • Grilled lamb in good company!

      … especially liked the 2002 Beaune-Greves 1er Cru burgundy from Michel Lafarge, even though it was perhaps a bit too bright and delicate for the lamb, but so satisfying, complex and charming like only an aged burgundy can! Here are the wines and dishes to salivate over: Champagne starter. Fascinating wine - a 1987 Corton-Charlemange white burgundy…

      1 readers - Iron Chevsky/ The Iron Chevsky Wine Blog
    • Happy Champagne Day 2014!

      … Happy Champagne Day 2014! Here’s how I celebrated–grilled marinated chicken, oysters, delice cheese with pear…and a really special Ruinart Blanc de Blanc Champagne to celebrate my husband’s birthday of a few days ago! This non-vintage blend of 100% Chardonnay is hand picked, ferments in stainless steel, and undergoes a full ML. A pale…

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    • A Visit to Champagne Roger Coulon

      … that she was a big fan of Champagne herself, but lamented that many of peers were not, but she was glad to hear of Americans interest in her favorite libation. I was puzzled by her response, but then again, when you live in a country such as France, with a wine culture that spans the centuries, it's easy to take something even as wonderful as Champagne…

      1 readers - Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog
    • Champagne Day Experiment and Food Pairing

      … Today is #ChampagneDay, a day dedicated to the producers and champagne from the Champagne wine region of France. We decided to celebrate the day with a Champagne Jean-Claude Mouzon Brut. Earlier I wrote a blog about different wine glasses for sparkling wines. What is better, a flute, white wine glass or a coupe. As I poured the champagne I…

      1 readers - Wine Trail Traveler
    • Happy Champagne Day

      … Happy Champagne Day by Mary on October 24, 2014 Ya’ll know I never need an excuse to open up a bottle of bubbly. But in case you do, today is Global Champagne Day! So go pop a bottle of something bubbly and delicious. And in honor of the folks who created this magical beverage, please do try to make sure it’s from the Champagne region…

      1 readers - Vindulge
    • 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 …

      1 readers - 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…

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    • Recap of the 2014 San Francisco #ChampagneTasting

      … I attended the Champagne region’s official annual United States tasting in San Francisco on Tuesday, October 21st. The tasting was held at the Westin St. Francis on Union Square. The event celebrates Champagne: the sparkling wine produced in the French region of the same name. Only after strict appellation regulations are followed – from…

      5 readers - Martin Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog