Tag: Champagne

Bollinger – Superb Champagnes from a Reputable Producer.
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Bollinger – Superb Champagnes from a Reputable Producer.

Bollinger Among champagne lovers, the name Bollinger evokes memories of excellence, and anticipation of future bottles still the be produced with loving care. Although the house (in Champagne producers are called house, rather than winery) is known as Bollinger, it was founded by Athanase-Louis-Emanuel de Villermont, born in 1810 to […]

When to Drink Champagne?
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When to Drink Champagne?

When to Drink Champagne? Champagne is for when you are depressed or feeling decadent, or ecstatic, optimistic, or fatalistic, or celebrating a business deal, a joyous occasion, or simply another day of life. It glides down the throat with quail’s eggs, enhances shucked oysters, and is not bad with bacon […]

How to Read Sparkling Wine Labels.
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How to Read Sparkling Wine Labels.

Sparkling Wine Sparkling wine consumption has been increasing appreciably in the past few years. While long ago champagne was the most famous and the most expensive sparkling wine, today there are many that cost only a fraction of that of authentic champagne. Champagne is a sparkling wine that comes from […]

A Wine Pilgrimage.
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A Wine Pilgrimage.

A Wine Pilgrimage Champagne is renowned as the top of the wine ladder. The term “champagne” is used universally—if erroneously—for all sparkling wine, just as Kleenex and Xerox imply generic tissues and photocopiers. Ah … but champagne is different. The Kleenexes and Xeroxes of the world owe their provenance to […]

Champagne – The King of Sparkling Wines.
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Champagne – The King of Sparkling Wines.

champagne Many regions in the world produce sparkling wine including several in France, but none can equal champagne. The region of Champagne, approximately an hour’s drive northeast of Paris, is a marginal grape growing region, that has very chalky soil, and in some parts the soil is exclusively chalk. The […]