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The Friday Fizz: J.P. MARNIQUET Brut Tradition NV

Looking for a great value on a bottle of Champagne? Who isn’t? This Marniquet Brut Tradition is one of my old favorites I’ve tasted twice (once blind and) drunk once (three different occasions) in the last two weeks. 222 more words

Bear Dalton

A Reception

There I was at a reception at the Detroit Athletic Club surrounded by a sea of ladies in evening wear and the men in tuxedoes. We all looked like grooms, there were only a few that missed the invitation instructions of “Black Tie” which means tuxedoes, if it had stated “White Tie” that would have required Tails, and only an old clothier like me, would have picked up on that. 458 more words


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