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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

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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

Champagne

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

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My inner geek and the Champagne Bureau of Australia

Image credit: Michel Guillard – Collection CIVC

Since completing my WSET Diploma last year, it is not often I find myself in a room geeking out about structure, blind tasting and blending components. 661 more words

Wine Tastings

Sonoma Brunch

Since my Favorite Daughter was in town, we decided to try the brunch at Fleming’s Steak House, one of our favorite haunts. She was here for a “girl’s get-away” and we took advantage of the time we could, after all, how much time, does she want to spend with dear old Dad, when she is planning on having fun? 635 more words

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The Hedonistic Taster | № 5| ellipses wine company

The Hedonistic Taster |  № 5

ellipsis wine company

by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML

“Wine should not be regarded simply as a beverage, but as an art of living, a pleasure.” – Henri Jayer… 410 more words

Wine Tasting

In The Vineyards With: Melanie Tarlant (Champagne)

It’s been a nervous month for winemakers across France. The most notable casualties have been Burgundy, Loire and Beaujolais, but the Champenois are also holding their breath anxiously. 531 more words

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