Champagne - Page 4

  • Top Champagne Tasting of 2014

    …The 10th annual Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) North America Champagne event roared through San Francisco at the end of September. Held in the gorgeous Ferry Building at Market One, with the largest concentration of venerable masters of wine (MW's) in one room that I'd ever seen, this continues to be my favorite champagne tasting of the year…

    Iron Chevsky/ The Iron Chevsky Wine Blogin Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • Returning Home from Cava to Champagne

    … After discovering cava for two weeks it was time to leave Barcelona and return home. Our flight home was less direct than our flight from Baltimore to Barcelona via JFK. To go home we had to fly from Barcelona to Paris then onto Detroit, then onto Baltimore. This was not a very direct flight. The first leg of the journey was delayed…

    Wine Trail Travelerin Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 3 readers -
  • 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…

    Tyler Colman/ Dr Vino's wine blog- 1 readers -
  • Alquimie: The Most Ravishing Drinks Magazine in the World?

    … practical side, however, they’ve developed a sleek website. Fortunately, the authors, sourced from the founding team and journalists around the world, write articles as compelling as they look on paper. The current edition (its third) tackles a diverse landscape of topics ranging from coffee, Armagnac, whisky, and little-known Swiss grape varieties…

    Lauren Mowery/ CHASING THE VINE- 3 readers -
  • Thursday Sips & Nibbles

    … with roasted sweet onions, applewood smoked bacon, maple dijonnaise, arugula and cranberry chutney served with hand- cut French fries), Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese (blend of cheddar American and parmesan cheese with crispy buffalo chicken topped with crumbled blue cheese and scallions) · Dinner: Rigatoni Bolognese (meat and ragu over rigatoni…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 5 readers -
  • The other champagne grapes

    … is dusted with flour. I think the other leaf is from a Chardonnay vine. But neither of these is one of the mystery grapes! Here’s a pop quiz for fellow wine geeks. Champagne (that is, the real stuff from France) is allowed to contain which grape varietals? I’ll give you a hint: there are more than three of them. What are “the other” champagne grapes? Read…

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

    … such an easy form to adapt to. Our role models – and where we have learned the tasting note from – are wine journalist. However I think we forgot forgot, in our eager to play mini-Parker/Galloni or Jancis Robinson, that the wine journalist are at work and tasting notes are part of their paycheck. We, you and I – the consumer, are not at work. Nothing…

    Mad about Winein Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 5 readers -
  • A Peek into the Mark Anthony Wine Portfolio

    … & vanilla with the apple flavour in this wine. Peppery on the finish. Elegant. Rating: Antinori Estates Prunotto Barbaresco, 2004, Italy (SPEC $89.99) – Perfume, ripe cherries and light vanilla on the nose. Medium body, round, with red cherries and an Old World woodiness to it. Tannins kick in on the mid palate. A very balanced wine. Rating…

    Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePalin Riesling Chardonnay- 3 readers -
  • Champagne Chronicles – Day 3

    … This is the third in what will be a series of five posts about my visit to Champagne (Click here for Day 1 and Day 2) Last month, I had the privilege of traveling to the Champagne region in France as a guest of the U.S. Champagne Bureau for the 2014 Champagne Harvest Media Trip. Here’s what they said about the trip… The trip to Champagne…

    Martin Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blogin Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 4 readers -
  • Veuve Cliquot Mail Truck pops corks in Houston

    … It appears on nearly every wine list in every major city’s restaurants across the nation; it pops up at nearly every “middle-to-high class” social event; its large yellow label is overtly displayed in nearly every retail outlet for wine, from independent liquor stores to huge grocery chains across the nation; it is the go-to “bubbles” for those…

    Another Wine Blog- 4 readers -
  • What I Have Been Drinking–In Europe

    …: No trip to the Basque region would be complete without sucking down enough Txakoli to rip the enamel off your teeth. While not particularly thought-provoking, it is refreshing and fun to watch the showmanship when pouring. Very Good. 86-88 Points. 2013 Bodegas El Coto Rioja Blanco: You do not see a whole lot of white Rioja (made from the Viura…

    Jeff Kralik/ the drunken cyclistin Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc- 3 readers -