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Fabulous Farmer Fizz - Grower Champagne Part Two

Part One introduced the different types of producer, the grapes and the main areas of Champagne.  Now we look at different grower Champagnes from different subregions of the area. 1,292 more words


Harvest is Here

Actually, it has been for about two weeks. Unlike the equinox, it is neither a single event, nor a point in time. Rather, it is more like leaves falling. 270 more words


Fabulous Farmer Fizz - Grower Champagne - Part One

What is Champagne?

It’s a wine.

It’s a wine made in a certain way from grapes grown in a delimited area.

That’s it.  Yes it’s a load of fun, often a part of big celebrations, a bit of bling in a nightclub, or even launching a ship (don’t know about you but I… 833 more words


Champagne Geoffroy, Volupte, Brut, Premier Cru, Ay, France, 12.5% abv

We enjoyed an informative and gracious visit to Champagne Geoffroy in June 2014 and while there purchased this bottle to use in a toast to honour of my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary in August.   317 more words


A Lounge Singer at The Roostertail

“I left my heart in San Francisco,” “Because of you,” ”Smile,” ”Stranger in Paradise,” “The shadow of your smile,” and “The good life” is some of the songs I think of, because Tony Bennett is coming to Detroit. 771 more words


To The Bat Caveau - Let's Go!

Earlier in the year I was invited to the trade and press tasting held by Le Caveau in the function room at Fallon & Byrne in Dublin.   729 more words


Champagne Louis de Sacy, Brut Rose Grand Cru, NV, Verzy, Champagne, France, 12% abv, 375 ml

In December 2013, we had bought a bottle of the Louis de Sacy Brut Grand Cru and really enjoyed it (review here).  The Louis de Sacy brand is the kind I like to support – relatively small production and mostly family owned, these are the grower-producers.   191 more words