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    Bastille Day Champagne !

    Posted by Mary C. Delaage on

    Unless Christmas and New Year, July 14th is not considered as a day of celebrating in USA but it’s Bastille day.
    What is Bastille Day? Officially it commemorate the taking of the Bastille on July 14th, 1789 and it became the French National day even if facts about what happened that day at the Bastille (a jail/fortress in center of Paris) are not totally accurate...(read more)

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    The PERFECT PAIRING: Champagne Hervy-Quenardel Blanc de Noir 2005 with Goat Cheeses from Vermont Creamery

    The Champagne: The Hervy-Quenardel family owns 15 acres of the Grande Cru village of Verzenay, Verzy and Sillery, in the Montagnes de Reims. The sloping land naturally protects the vines from the harsh northern winds and maximizes the amount of sunshine the grapes receive.. (read more)

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    Champagne COLIN cuvee Blanche de Castille Blanc de Blanc

    The House: Family and Artisanal winegrower since 1829, the Colin’s brothers (Richard and Romain) run a 10 hectares estate mostly planted with Chardonnay in the Cote des Blancs. An interesting anecdote; their passion for vines and wine come from their grandmothers Genevieve Prieur and Marie Louise Radet. The Champagne: This premier cru wine is made [...]

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    Valentine’s day :#)

    When asked what the theme of Valentine’s Day is, most would say ‘love’. But let’s take a step back and look at what Valentine’s Day is really all about – perfect pairings.Just think… red goes with pink, flowers with chocolate, decadent meals with aged wines, you and your swoon-worthy date, or, for those frisky singles out there, a ménage [...]

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    The PERFECT PAIRING: Champagne Heritage Paul Forget with a homemade BBQ burger

    The Champagne: Forget-Chemin Champagne house is handle by Thierry Forget, 4th generation of this traditional winegrower family. They own 12.5 Hectares of vines but divided between 60 parcels mostly in the Montagne de Reims. Thierry Forget has no rules for this Cuvee Heritage Paul Forget. One year can be with multiple [...]

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    The Role of Vineyard and Vintage in Understanding Terroir

    Last April we published a very good video from Claude and Lydia Bourguignon about “What is Terroir”. This time we are reproducing an interesting and instructive article from Brad Baker – The Champagne Warrior : The Role of Vineyard and Vintage in Understanding Terroir: Many Champagne lovers assume that the best [...]

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    Champagne LAHERTE FRERES Sabrage and Tasting

    THE CHAMPAGNE: Laherte Freres, Rose Ultradition non vintage. This familly house since 1889 (Aurelien Laherte is the 7th generation) own 25 acres of vineyard and produce 95 000 bottles per year. They cultivate the 3 main grapes you can find in Champagne: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and ...[read more]

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    Champagne REDON Sabrage and Tasting

    The Champagne: L’R du Temps, Rose Extra-Brut, REDON Champagne. Adrien Redon is the 3rd generation of a small vine-grower and...[read more]

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    The UNLIKELY PAIRING: Belgium hot-dog with Bouvet-Ladubay Tresor 2008 Saumur Sparkling wine

    The Sparkling Wine: Founded in 1851 by Etienne Bouvet, Bouvet-Ladubay is the second oldest sparkling wine–producing house in Saumur. By 1890, it had become France's largest producer of méthode traditionnelle wines. Tresor is a blend of Chenin Blanc, the native grapes of Loire valley and Chardonnay [...]read more

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    Champagne LANSON Sabrage and Tasting

    The Champagne: Lanson Black label Brut. 35% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier. Aged 3 years in the Lanson cellars. This Champagne is the entry-level of this 255 years old Champagne house. Quite unusual for a NV entry level big volume production Champagne, lanson does a vinification without malolactic fermentation. [...]

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