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Champagne - Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Hello, wine lovers and happy Wednesday to you.  I am up in the beautiful Okanagan Valley this week for B.C. VQA wine panels.

I am continuing to buckle under and study for my Champagne master level exam this February.   414 more words


Champagne Studies: Fun Factoids

You know that you are doing what you are meant to be doing when learning, researching and discovering are all fun!  And informative! And fun! Did I say fun??!! 447 more words


Marks and Sparklers

Retailer Marks and Spencer have an excellent wine range, and in line with their aspirational target consumers they aren’t afraid to go up market now and again.   493 more words

Tasting Events

Champagne where the bubbles are beside the point! (part 2)

Champagne Ayala

Champagne Ayala established its reputation for a dry style of wine when it became popular in the second half of the 19th century amongst the English aristocracy thanks to Edmond Ayala’s younger brother who had settled in London. 2,150 more words

Tasting Notes

Perhaps the Best Wine Bar in Copenhagen

It is a warm and sunny August afternoon an I am strolling down towards the canals in central Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark. I am not wandering aimlessly. 482 more words


Tasting with Dominique Demarville

By Margaret Elderfield

Ask any chef. The right seasoning is essential to creating a great dish.  And according to Dominique Demarville, the cellar master at Veuve Clicquot, winemakers need their own ‘seasoning’ to assemble great wines. 930 more words


The Seven Varieties of Laherte Frères

It is a calm and humid morning in Champagne as we climb into a car taking us to Chavot. We have a booked tour and tasting at Laherte Frères, one of my favorite grower producers in Champagne. 782 more words