It’s Official: Prelude “Grands Crus” Taittinger is now served on Singapore Airlines, Business Class

Posted on 16th October, by epalmer in Airlines, Champagne, Champagne Taittinger. No Comments

businessBusiness Class customers on Singapore Airlines can now enjoy the exquisite taste of Prelude “Grands Crus” from the house of Taittinger.

Produced by one of the few remaining family-owned champagne houses, Prelude “Grands Crus” is made with the first pressings …


Results are in for Global Traveler’s 2014 Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Competition

Posted on 1st September, by epalmer in Airlines, Champagne, Champagne Drappier, Champagne Events, Wine. No Comments

imagesGlobal Traveler has released the results of its 10th annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Competition.

This year there were twenty-four judges who participated in the blind tasting of airlines’ white, red and sparkling wines. The judges consisted of …


Champagne Thiénot Unveils Thiénot Brut Rosé

Posted on 12th August, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

With a limited production of only 10,000, Champagne Thiénot has unveiled its first exclusive limited edition of Brut Rosé non-vintage.

The feminine pastel pink label resonates with this year’s fashion trends and features Japanese-inspired motifs of delicate flowers and bubbles …


Shhh…ampagne

Posted on 6th August, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Veuve Clicquot. No Comments

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Firma created a soluble champagne concept for Veuve Clicquot.

Veuve Clicquot — one of the most respected champagne producers surprises us each year with a new innovative concept. This year Veuve Clicquot introduced soluble champagne tablets made of alcohol powder …


ProWein 2014 features “Champagne Lounge”

Posted on 28th February, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

prowinFrom March 23-25 ProWein will feature a “Champagne Lounge” which will include over 25 Champagne producers. The Champagne Lounge will extend over 300 square metres and is located in Hall 7.1. There will be two tasting areas boasting a stylish …


The Go-To List for Champagne Shopping

Posted on 30th January, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

imagesWe all love to do a little bit of shopping; but unlike picking up those to-die-for shoes or that perfect shade of lipstick, wine shopping isn’t something that should be done on impulse. A good bottle of champagne is expensive, …


Introducing: 2014 Rosé Impérial Tie-for-Two collection

Posted on 25th January, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Moët & Chandon. No Comments

moetFor an elegantly effervescent Valentine’s Day Moët & Chandon is launching the special 2014 Rosé Impérial Tie-for-Two collection.

This collection has been inspired by one of Moet & Chandon’s most iconic emblems, the Moët & Chandon black tie, which has …


Champagne Served at the 71st Golden Globe Awards

Posted on 7th January, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Moët & Chandon. 1 Comment

GoldenglobesChampagne will be flowing freely at this year’s Golden Globe awards. Guests will be toasting the 71st awards show with 125 cases of 2004 Grand Vintage Brut magnums. In addition, red carpet arrivals will be offered Moet and Chandon imperial …


My Wishes for you for 2014!

Posted on 31st December, by admin in Champagne. 1 Comment

thMy Wishes for you for 2014!

Is for you to have

12 Months of Happiness;

52 Weeks of Fun;

365 Days of Success;

8,760 Hours of Good Health;

525,600 Minutes of Good Luck, and

31,536,000 Seconds of Joy

Liz Palmer…


Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from all at Champagne+

Posted on 26th December, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

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Krug Kreperie Pop-Up

Posted on 7th December, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Krug. No Comments

KrugKrug Kreperie launched this week and is only available until December 8th. Head to the East Piazza in Covent Garden and there you will find Krug Kreperie.

Try one of Pierre Koffman’s limited edition crepes. Krug Kreperie will be serving …


Selfridges Installs World’s First In-Store Champagne Vending Machine

Posted on 5th December, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

suffLondon’s luxury department store Selfridges recently unveiled the world’s first champagne vending machine, offering its patrons mini bottles of Moet & Chandon for £17.99.

The Moet & Chandon champagne vending machine holds 350 chilled mini bottles, which are described as …


Champagne is often marked down in December

Posted on 4th December, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

dec3You might expect Champagne prices to substantially increase in December, a month when festive gatherings are frequent and excuses to pop open a bottle of bubbly are quite common. No — Champagne is actually one of the best buys in …


Krug Champagne has released the ultimate experience gift

Posted on 3rd December, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Krug. No Comments

19c6bcfa8cb2bae8b12bfbb5aa72c582Krug Champagne has released an innovative holiday package that includes a bottle of Krug Grande Cuvee, two Joseph crystal glasses by Riedel (named after Joseph Krug), and a porcelain shell that fits onto the glass rim.

The shell is used …


Champagne Gift Box by Piper-Heidsieck and Baccarat

Posted on 3rd December, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Piper-Heidsieck. No Comments

ch1Piper-Heidsieck has teamed up with French crystal-maker Baccarat to create a $650.00 holiday gift featuring two bottles of vintage champagne and a pair of custom-made flutes.

Set in a red-varnished wood case, the limited edition gift set includes a bottle …


CANADIAN TRUTH-IN-LABELING VICTORY APPROACHES

Posted on 28th November, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Bureau, Champagne Labels. No Comments

ch bureauIn the same way that a Napa wine comes only from Napa Valley, California, Champagne comes only from Champagne, France. As of January 1, 2014, Canada joins the group of nations that put truth-in-labeling first.

This change in the law …


MOËT COLLECTION DATING FROM 1914 – 2004 SOLD FOR £147,333

Posted on 16th November, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Moët & Chandon. No Comments

UnknownA collection of Moët & Chandon dating back to 1914 was sold for £147,333 at auction this week.

The collection, spanning 270 bottles from 2004 to 1914, was sold by Sotheby’s at its London sale on November 13.
The highlight …


Chicago’s First Official Champagne Grand Tasting

Posted on 30th October, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Events, CIVC. No Comments

2The largest official Champagne tasting in the United States kicks off today at the Ivy Room in Chicago. Trade and media attendees will have the opportunity to taste more than 100 unique wines from 36 different Champagne producers.

The event …


Perrier Jouët designs new champagne for affluent clubbers

Posted on 19th September, by admin in Champagne Events, Champagne Launch, Champagne Laurent-Perrier. No Comments

PJ-Honey-small1Affluent young Americans are the target audience of Perrier Jouët’s new Nuit Blanche champagne sub-brand which will be sold in clubs.

Perrier Jouët’s century-old design has been revamped with an edgy” new look. The hand-drawn anemone flower, which has been …


Results of the 9th Annual Wines On The Wing Airline Wine Competition

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Global Traveler, a premier luxury business and travel magazine, has released the results of its ninth annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Competition.

The competition was held in the spring at The Westin, New York Grand Central – I …


Champagne Lanson sells record number of bottles at Wimbledon

Posted on 12th July, by admin in Champagne, Champagne Lanson. No Comments

chlawsonOver 25,000 bottles of Champagne Lanson were sold over the two-week period at Wimbledon.

Each bottle sold came with its own Wimbledon-themed neoprene jacket, in either white, pink or purple, created specifically for this year’s event.

The 2013 tournament marked …


Pernod Ricard designs limited-edition GH Mumm Champagne for Queen Elizabeth II

Posted on 12th July, by admin in Champagne, Champagne G.H. Mumm. No Comments

MUMMPernod Ricard’s presented a limited-edition magnum of GH Mumm Champagne to Queen Elizabeth II today as part of her coronation celebrations.

The Cordon Rouge non-vintage, one of six bespoke bottles, was handed to the Queen today during the Royal Coronation …


Vending Machine Offers Champagne

Posted on 8th July, by admin in Champagne. No Comments

l_5511_champagne-vending-machineVending machines offering luxury products have been on the market for a while, some providing caviar while others offering high-end cupcakes. According to Foodbeast, the latest addition to the luxury vending machine family is one in Berlin’s deli Floris Feinkost. …


Veuve Clicquot Introduces Biodegradable Potato Packaging

Posted on 8th July, by admin in Champagne, Champagne Veuve Clicquot. No Comments

carnet-de-bulles-_packaging-vc_naturally-1Veuve Clicquot has joined the biodegradable packaging revolution with a 100% biodegradable way to store a bottle of champagne, and keeping it chilled. “Naturally Clicquot” was created by designer Cédric Ragot using recyclable paper and potato starch.

With the isothermal …


Champagne Lanson Celebrates 25 Years As The Official Champagne of Wimbledon

Posted on 16th June, by admin in Champagne, Champagne Lanson. No Comments

lansonChampagne Lanson is celebrating 25 years as the official Champagne of Wimbledon tennis and is hoping for an exceptional year with up to 20,000 bottles expected to be drunk in the next two weeks.

Paul Beavis, managing director of Lanson …


Veuve Clicquot Opens Hôtel du Marc to the public this weekend only

Posted on 16th June, by admin in Champagne, Champagne Veuve Clicquot. No Comments

item5.rendition.slideshowWideHorizontal.veuve-cliquot-mansion-benchHôtel du Marc, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin’s private mansion in Reims, France is opened to the public this weekend only: Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16. Usually serving as private lodgings for invited guests of Veuve Clicquot, the 173-year-old neoclassical …



Cha Champagne Bar: Bubbly on a Balcony

Posted on 15th June, by admin in Champagne, Champagne Bars. No Comments

chaCha Champagne Bar expands the concept of Houston’s ever-multiplying wine bars with an emphasis on the bubbly. Patrons can relax in the casual-but-sophisticated atmosphere or spread out on the patio, which offers views of downtown. Prices start at $5 by …


Bollinger has named Gilles Descotes its new Chef de Cave.

Posted on 14th June, by admin in Champagne, Champagne Bollinger. No Comments

Bollinger-10002772Descotes joined the famous Champagne House in 2003 and worked his way up to technical director, a role he held since last July. He will be responsible for the production of Champagne up to the point of shipping, the supply


Champagne’s Positive Price Mix Leads To Sales Growth In U.S.

imagesChampagne sales in the U.S. market climbed by 1.2% to about $477 million last year, despite a 3.5% drop in depletions to 1.24 million cases, according to Impact Databank. The U.S. performance was still 6.3% below the $508.8 million achieved …


Eden-Roc Champagne Lounge

Posted on 5th June, by admin in Champagne. No Comments

Set atop the Eden-Roc Pavilion, overlooking the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the island of Lérins the Eden-Roc Champagne Lounge unveils its stylish and modern design.

Nestled in the heart of a sumptuous panoramic terrace, with spectacular …


Veuve Clicquot Airstream Rolls Into DC

Posted on 5th June, by admin in Champagne, Champagne Veuve Clicquot. No Comments

The Veuve Clicquot Airstream paid a visit to the nation’s capitol and fueled the city’s love for food trucks, champagne, and spending money.…


Armand de Brignac Dynastie

Posted on 17th May, by admin in Champagne, Champagne Armand de Brignac. No Comments

Armand de Brignac Dynastie is a rare collection of Armand de Brignac Brut Gold Champagne which includes various bottle formats from the standard 750ml bottle to and including the exclusive 30-litre Midas.

Hakkasan Las Vegas, a new five-level culinary and …


Researchers Reveal Link Between Champagne and Cognitive Health

A recent study reveals that drinking champagne, anywhere from 1 to 3 glasses per week, could benefit your memory and postpone the onset of dementia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other degenerative brain disorders. The study was recently published in the journal …


Moët & Chandon is the official Champagne The Great Gatsby

Moët & Chandon has joined a stellar list of sponsors for the Great Gatsby production — The Baz Luhrmann movie is based on the classic novel by F.Scott Fitzgerald and is due to hit theatres May 10th.

Great Gatsby is …


Sunshine to Launch Canada’s First Veuve Clicquot Snow Bar

Posted on 19th April, by admin in Champagne, Champagne Bars, Champagne Veuve Clicquot. No Comments

Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard resort will unveil Canada’s first Veuve Clicquot Champagne and Oyster Bar officially on Saturday, April 27th, 2013.

The on-mountain venue, located in the spring patio of historic Trappers Saloon, will offer guests an exclusive location …


Global Champagne exports rise 3.4%

Posted on 4th April, by admin in Champagne, England, London. No Comments

Champagne exports across the globe have increased by 3.4% in value while the number of bottles exported fell by four million in 2012, according to the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC).
The UK topped the list with Champagne …


Veuve Clicquot Champagne & Sushi Lounge @ 2013 Sony Ericsson Open

Posted on 21st March, by admin in Champagne, Champagne and Tennis. No Comments

The Sony Open on Key Biscayne is underway, and so is Veuve Clicquot’s Champagne Tent. Veuve Clicquot has brought back the popular posh oasis, this time featuring a sushi lounge by Sushi Maki.
Guest attending the tournament can stop by …


Henri Krug [1937-2013]

Posted on 16th March, by admin in Champagne, Champagne Krug, Uncategorized. No Comments

Henri Krug, former director and chef de caves of Krug Champagne has died March 7 at the age of 75.

“Henri Krug’s passing is the disappearance of one of Champagne’s great personalities,” said Daniel Lorson, former communications director of the …


UK Remains Champagne’s #1 Market

Posted on 15th March, by admin in Champagne, CIVC, England. No Comments

Champagne exports across the globe has increased by 3.4% in value while the number of bottles exported fell by four million in 2012, according to the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC).
UK remains Champagne’s number one market, for …


Champagne Brands Eye China

Posted on 11th March, by admin in Champagne, Champagne Economics. No Comments

Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Taittinger and other champagne houses could spearhead a move into China, in an indication of changing tastes.

Robert Beynat, chief executive of Vinexpo, was speaking to the Wall Street Journal following the publication of a …


Project Champagne 2030

Posted on 8th March, by admin in Champagne. No Comments

Growers and brand owners have recently united to increase the quality and value of Champagne through a project dubbed 2030.

Project 2030 was officially launched in December at a meeting of the Association Viticole Champenoise (AVC) to improve the long-term …


Hedonism Wines….In a class of its own

Liz Palmer, Tatiana Fokina, Michelle Cartwright, & Ryan Ebner

Hedonism Wines has launched – this new concept in fine wine retailing is located in Mayfair where fashion and luxury meet at 3-7 Davies St. London.

CEO Tatiana Fokina gave me …


The Launch of Dom Pérignon Rosé 2002 by Richard Geoffroy

Posted on 24th January, by admin in Champagne, Champagne Dom Perignon. No Comments

“I wish you and your loved ones a happy new year and all the best for 2013! What better way to do this than to announce the launch of the Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2002?

Following the strong success of …


Champagne 2012 will be an ‘exceptional’ vintage

Posted on 20th January, by admin in Champagne, Champagne Dom Perignon, Champagne Tarlant. No Comments

Champagne producers Dom Perignon, Philipponnat and Champagne Barons de Rothschild have confirmed they will make a 2012 vintage.

Despite what vignerons called one of the worst growing seasons they had seen for decades, with April frosts, hailstorms, and one of …


BOLLINGER ROSÉ: BACK TO 1846

Posted on 11th January, by admin in Champagne, Champagne Bollinger. No Comments

Bollinger’s Rosé has been repackaged in the new 1846-inspired bottle that was first launched last year.
The label and foil have been given a different shade of pink and the box has been given a metallic sheen for “greater shelf …


Happy New Year ** Champagne Wink **

Posted on 11th January, by admin in Champagne, Uncategorized. No Comments

From Liz @Champagnehouses and Champagne+…


The Mistral Wine and Champagne Bar – São Paulo, Brazil

Posted on 11th January, by admin in Champagne, Champagne Bars. No Comments

The Mistral Wine and Champagne Bar is a stunning space showcasing wines and champagnes in a modern and minimalist way. Forgoing the typical shelving units, this store displays bottles on backlit walls, making it appear as though they are floating …


Pop-up Champagne Bar is back on Aspen Mountain

Posted on 14th December, by admin in Champagne, Champagne Bars, Champagne Veuve Clicquot. No Comments

A traveling champagne bar, which debuted last spring on the ski slopes, provided a unique experience and caused no problems, Aspen Skiing Co. officials reported.

“I’m happy to report we had no problems whatsoever,” said David Bellack, Skico senior vice …


Krug Champagne Takes Marketing To New Heights: Krug Institute of Happiness

Posted on 8th December, by admin in Champagne, Champagne Events, Champagne Krug. No Comments

Krug has gone a few steps this December with an innovative new marketing campaign. The Champagne producer has announced the launch of the Krug Institute of Happiness, which will be running for one week during the month of December. The …


Champagne Launch: Champagne Tendil and Lombardi

Posted on 4th December, by admin in Champagne, Champagne Launch. No Comments

Tendil & Lombardi recently announce that their Champagnes will be hitting the shelves in the U.S. for the 2012 holiday season!

Background: Tendil & Lombardi Champagne is the project of Laurent Tendil and Stephane Lombardi, childhood friends from Lyon, France. …


Moet & Chandon replaces Scarlett Johansson with Roger Federer

Posted on 2nd December, by admin in Champagne, Champagne and Tennis, Champagne Moët & Chandon. 1 Comment

On Friday the Champagne House of Moët & Chandon announced that it is ending its relationship with Scarlett Johansson and replacing her with Roger Federer as brand ambassador.

In his new role as brand ambassador, Federer will take centre stage …


Air France’s La Première Cabin has Caviar and Champagne on its Menu for the Holiday Season

Posted on 2nd December, by admin in Air France, Airlines, Champagne, Champagne Taittinger. No Comments

For the Christmas and New Year holiday season Air France will be offering passengers traveling in the La Première cabin some exceptional dishes to make their flight a refined experience. From December to January 2013 on flights departing from Paris, …


A CHAMPAGNE CHEAT SHEET FOR THE HOLIDAYS — TASTING

Posted on 28th November, by admin in Champagne, Champagne and Women, Champagne Tasting. No Comments

“A little “extra” knowledge on Champagne is a powerful thing!”

Time and Place
The best time for Champagne tasting is in the morning particularly around 11 am. This is when your senses at their best. If you are tasting and …


Sotheby’s Offering Exclusive Krug Champagne Tastings in France

Posted on 21st November, by admin in Champagne, Champagne Krug, Wine Auction. No Comments

Sotheby’s has upped the ante for its December 1, 2012 sale of the largest collection of Krug champagne ever, taking place in New York. In addition to the unprecedented offering of precious bottles sourced directly from the cellars of Maison …


The Langham Boston Opens Champagne Lounge “The Reserve”

Posted on 5th November, by admin in Champagne, Champagne Bars. No Comments


The anticipated opening of Boston’s latest luxury lounge, The Reserve, is here.

Located in the iconic Langham, Boston, in the financial district, the unveiling of the European-style Champagne lounge marks the end of an eight month $6 million renovation to …


L’appart Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit: Bond & Bollinger Champagne Dinner on Monday November 5th

Posted on 28th October, by admin in Champagne, Champagne Bollinger. No Comments

Are you in Bangkok on November 5th at approximately 7 PM? If so attend L’appart’s Bollinger Champagne Dinner! This fabulous champagne dinner celebrates 50 years of James Bond.

Having a Parisian Haussmann-style design L’appart features a luxurious lounge, a library, …


Champagne Bollinger & James Bond

Posted on 11th October, by admin in Champagne, Champagne and Art, Champagne Bollinger. No Comments

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of 007’s appearance on screen and the Bollinger / James Bond partnership, Champagne Bollinger is launching a limited edition of Bollinger La Grande Année 2002. The sleek black and silver bottle will be presented in


Jean Taittinger of Champagne Taittinger Dies At 89

Posted on 6th October, by admin in Champagne, Champagne Taittinger. No Comments

Jean Taittinger, honorary chairman of Champagne Taittinger, passed away September 23 at the age of 89. Taittinger, father of the Champagne house’s current president and CEO Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, was co-owner of not only the Taittinger Champagne business but also the …


Scarlett Johansson Arrives in Russia for Moët & Chandon’s 250th Anniversary Champagne Bash

Scarlett Johansson wore a green Emilio Pucci dress last night to attend Moët & Chandon’s 250th Anniversary party in Moscow. Before heading into the bash, she posed for pictures with the CEO of Moët Hennessy Russia, Frank Floc’hlay. As the …


The Champagne Bar: Nairobi’s First Rooftop Champagne Bar

Posted on 25th September, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Bars. 2 Comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sankara Hotels & Resorts Nairobi pops the cork on the first rooftop Champagne bar in Nairobi this week. The Champagne Bar located on the seventh floor has panoramic city views and has a champagne …


Perrier-Jouët unveils “Belle Epoque Florale Edition by Makoto Azuma, the first designed Limited Edition of Belle Epoque since Emile Gallé in 1902

Posted on 17th September, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Launch, Champagne Laurent-Perrier. No Comments

How does one pay homage to the heritage and craftsmanship of one of the world’s most refined luxury champagne brands, referencing the past, but also challenging aesthetic boundaries and generating enough visual impact to create something that is genuinely new …


Laurent-Perrier launches limited release prestige cuvée in London

Posted on 14th September, by epalmer in Champagne Launch, Champagne Laurent-Perrier. 2 Comments


Laurent-Perrier launched a limited release prestige cuvée in London last night to celebrate their bicentenary.

A magnum of Grand Siècle Reserve was poured at Claridge’s during the Champagne launch.

The Grand Siècle Les Reserves, multi-vintage blend has been bottled in …


Raffles Hotel celebrates 125 years with Champagne Sling

Posted on 4th September, by admin in Champagne, Champagne Billecart-Salmon. No Comments

In celebration of its 125th year, the iconic Long Bar at Raffles Hotel, Singapore has created a new Champagne Sling called the ’1887′.

Not your standard tipple, the 1887 is a subtle twist on the traditional sling with a …


TNS Report predicts glittering future for Champagne and sparkling wines

Posted on 4th September, by admin in Champagne, Champagne Economics. No Comments

It may seem surprising that in these times of economic doom and gloom consumers should be increasing the amount of sparkling wines and Champagne they drink but according to new research by TNS that’s exactly what’s happening.

Based on an …


Henri Giraud launches UK Champagne Bar

Posted on 1st September, by admin in Champagne, Champagne Bars, Champagne Henri Giraud. No Comments

Champagne Henri Giraud has launched “Giraud Champagne Bar”, its first Champagne bar in the UK .  The Aÿ-based house has set up the in the courtyard of Amuse Bouche in Parsons Green, West London. With seating for 30, the the …


Charles Heidsieck is set to release revamped expressions of Brut Reserve & Rosé Reserve

Posted on 28th August, by admin in Champagne, Champagne Piper-Heidsieck. 1 Comment

Champagne Charles Heidsieck is set to release revamped expressions of its Brut Reserve and Rosé Reserve variants in the U.S. next month. The “newly refined” Charles Heidsieck Brut ($65) and Rosé ($80) are made from equal proportions Chardonnay, Pinot Noir …


Fizz sector set for sparkling growth

Posted on 22nd August, by admin in Champagne, Champagne Economics, Uncategorized. No Comments

TNS Global has recently announced that Champagne and sparkling wine could double their market share in the UK and the US, and quadruple growth in India and China within the next few years.

Having surveyed 39,000 people in 17 markets, …


Searcys Champagne Bar goes mobile

Posted on 13th August, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Bars. No Comments

Searcys has taken its Champagne bar concept to the streets in London with the launch of a vintage style Champagne van.

 

The mobile Searcys Champagne Bar has popped up in front of 30 St Mary Axe  (also known as …


2000 Dom Pérignon Rosé has been moved to a near-perfect 98 points

Posted on 10th August, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Dom Perignon. No Comments

It’s always a big moment when a wine score is upgraded.   Originally rated by Antonio Galloni at a highly respectable 96 points, the 2000 Dom Pérignon Rosé has been moved to a near-perfect 98 points in a recent publication …


This Weekend: Open cellars in France’s Champagne Region

Posted on 2nd August, by epalmer in Aube, Reims, Epernay, Champagne, Champagne Events, Uncategorized. No Comments

La Route du Champagne en Fête takes place this Saturday and Sunday in France’s Champagne region.  The villages of Côte des Bar will offer special performances, exhibitions, dining and a chance to sample some exceptional bubbly!

You can expect the …


The “OenoPass” Launched last week in the Champagne Region

Launched last week by the Champagne region is the wine tourist friendly “OenoPass”.

The idea is simple and ingenious -  Visitors pre-pay 50Euros and have access to ten plus participating partner venues include Champagne houses and Champagne cultural and historical …


Searcys St Pancras Grand Champagne Bar refreshes guest experiences with refurbishment just in time for the Olympics!

Searcys St Pancras Grand Champagne Bar is ready to provide a bubbly welcome to visitors arriving in London through St Pancras International Station for the Games or to meet-up with friends!

Europe’s longest Champagne bar has undergone a £250,000 refurbishment, …


230 FIFTH Cuts the Mustard With World’s Most Expensive Hot Dog for Charity

Posted on 24th July, by epalmer in Champagne Dom Perignon, Cooking With Champagne. No Comments

To honor July 23 as National Hot Dog Day, 230 FIFTH Rooftop Bar & Penthouse Lounge, New York’s largest rooftop bar, has re-imagined an American culinary icon for one percenters who like to do good while indulging their Champagne tastes …


Champagne Castelnau is the official Champagne of the Tour de France

Posted on 21st July, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Castelnau, Champagne Jacquart. No Comments

Champagne Castelnau has replaced Jacquart as this year’s exclusive Champagne poured on the Tour de France.

Champagne Castelnau has signed a three-year deal with Tour de France in an attempt to raise their profile in France and the UK (its …


Perrier-Jouët unveils “Belle Epoque Florale Edition by Makoto Azuma”

Posted on 15th July, by epalmer in Champagne Launch, Champagne Perrier-Jouet, Perrier-Jouet. No Comments

Last night marked a new historical event for Perrier-Jouët champagne House, with the international unveiling of Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Florale Edition by Makoto Azuma – the first designed Limited Edition of cuvee Belle Epoque, since the creation of its iconic …


Moet & Chandon Named The Official Champagne Of The PGA of America

Posted on 13th July, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Moët & Chandon. No Comments

Moet & Chandon and The PGA of America announced that Moet & Chandon will be the Official Champagne of The PGA of America.  Moet & Chandon, the champagne of success and glamour since 1743, is enhancing its rich heritage as …


Four Seasons Hotel Milano launches Champagne Bar

Posted on 13th July, by epalmer in Champagne Bars, Champagne Pommery. No Comments

Four Seasons Hotel Milano has recently introduced a new destination for lovers of bubbly and beyond the “Champagne Bar”.  Laid out in the Hotel’s historic courtyard garden, the stylish bar rewards guests with nose-tickling Champagnes by Pommery and hors d’oeuvres …


Piper-Heidsieck hires UK Champagne Brand Ambassador Jean-Claude Di Lizia

Cecile Bonnefond, chief executive of Piper-Heidsieck has hired Jean-Claude Di Lizia, a dedicated UK Champagne brand ambassador to sell Piper-Heidsieck’s five champagne products in Britain.

Bonnefond, who ran Veuve Clicquot for nine years, said: “The UK is very sophisticated when …


The Champagne Lounge: Mumbai’s first standalone champagne lounge

Posted on 18th June, by epalmer in Champagne Bars, Champagne Moët & Chandon. No Comments

Mumbai will soon have its first standalone champagne lounge in newly launched “F Lounge.Diner.Bar” at Lower Parel’s One, Indiabulls Centre. “The Champagne Lounge” will be conveniently located on the first level, will accommodate 30 guests from 7.30 pm to 1 …


LVMH’s first ever hotel: “White 1921″

Posted on 18th June, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Moët & Chandon, LVMH. No Comments


LVHM group, is set to pamper its well-heeled clients with its first hotel “White 1921”. Located in the heart of Saint-Tropez, on the renowned Place des Lices, White 1921 is a seasonal eight-room hotel with a bar set in the …


Moët & Chandon is the official Champagne of The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA)

This week Moët & Chandon has announced they are the Official Champagne of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA). To complement its global partnership with the ATP World Tour, the partnership will also include Moët & Chandon as the Official Champagne …


Will France’s Champagne vineyards be added to UNESCO’s prestigious World Heritage List?

Posted on 1st June, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

 

The candidacy has been six years in the making and producers will have to wait until July 2014 to hear the decision.

 

The volume of fake champagne sold on the market is said to equal the stock of …


Bollinger launches Champagne bottle that ‘slows ageing process’

Posted on 1st June, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Bollinger. 1 Comment


Bollinger used the London International Wine Fair last week to unveil a unique 75cl bottle that mimics the shape of a magnum.

The new packaging was inspired by a 1846 bottle of Bollinger found in the company’s cellars.

Speaking at …


Moët & Chandon Diamond Jubilee Cuvee

Posted on 31st May, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Moët & Chandon. No Comments

Moët & Chandon is toasting their relationship with the Queen by producing an exclusive “Diamond Jubilee Cuvee”.

Moët & Chandon has held the Royal Warrant since 1893 during the Queen Victoria period.  This recognition was reaffirmed in 1955 when Moët …


Champagne Jacquart lines up acquisitions

Posted on 31st May, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Jacquart. No Comments

Champagne Jacquart is eyeing acquisitions as it seeks to become a bigger international player.

Jacquart is looking for possible buys in the Champagne region and expects opportunities to come its way in the next couple of years.

“There’s a consolidation …


Armand de Brignac releases the world’s largest bottle of Rosé Champagne

Posted on 31st May, by epalmer in Champagne Armand de Brignac, Rose Champagne. No Comments

The 15l Nebuchadnezzar Armand de Brignac Rosé which is equivalent to twenty 75cl bottles or about 80 to 90 glasses is housed in the brand’s signature metallic bottle and finished with a “pewter” ace of spades. A limited number of …


Champagne enjoys third highest sales year in 2011

Posted on 30th May, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Economics. 1 Comment

Champagne growers posted a slight lift in sales last year, according to trade body Syndicat Général des Vignerons de la Champagne (SGVC)

SGVC said that global turnover last year came in at EUR4.4bn (US$5.54bn), an increase of 7.3% on 2010. …


Sotheby’s launches “own-label Champagne

Posted on 13th May, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Launch. 2 Comments

This week, Sotheby’s has made auction-house history by becoming the first auction house to launch its own Champagne.

Sotheby’s “own label” Non-Vintage Champagne is made from 100% Grand Cru Chardonnay, sourced from the house of R&L LEGRAS, Chouilly.

R&L


‘Bag Lady’ Anya Hindmarch wins Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year 2012


British luxury designer, Anya Hindmarch has been announced winner of The Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award 2012. Anya beat stiff competition from finalists Helena Morrissey of Newton Investment Management and Ruth Rogers, founder and chef, of the hugely successful River …


Fotoreportage: Richard Geoffroy natürlich (Chef de cave von Dom Pérignon)

Posted on 1st April, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Dom Perignon. No Comments

Geschrieben und fotografiert von Liz Palmer

Diese Fotoreportage ist eine Sammlung von Fotos, die während meinem Interview mit Richard Geoffroy gemacht wurden. Sie übermitteln die Ausdrücke und Bewegungen des Kellermeisters Dom Pérignon.

Auf dem Land der Abtei

Ich habe Richard …


Reportage photo vérité: Richard Geoffroy au naturel (chef de cave de Dom Pérignon)

Posted on 31st March, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Dom Perignon. No Comments

Rédigé et mis en images par Liz Palmer

Ce reportage photographique est un recueil d’images prises lors de mon interview avec Richard Geoffroy, chef de cave de Dom Pérignon, révélant ses expressions et mouvements du moment.

En extérieur, sur les …


A Photo Essay Capturing Richard Geoffroy’s (le chef de cave de Dom Pérignon) Natural Character

Posted on 23rd March, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Dom Perignon. 5 Comments

Written and Photographed by Liz Palmer

This photo essay is a collection of images of my interview with Richard Geoffrey, Chef de Cave, Dom Pérignon, capturing his expressions and movements.

Outside on the grounds of the Abbey

I met Richard


Champagne Bureau’s Annual Tasting at Banqueting House, London

Posted on 14th March, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Events, CIVC. No Comments

The Champagne Bureau held its annual trade and media tasting today at Banqueting House, London, where 79 brands presented 233 cuvees, with vintages ranging from 1998 to 2007, uncorking over 6,000 bottles. This event is the largest of its kind


Champagne Bureau’s Annual Tasting at Banqueting House, London

Posted on 14th March, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Events, CIVC. No Comments

The Champagne Bureau held its annual trade and media tasting today at Banqueting House, London, where 79 brands presented 233 cuvees, with vintages ranging from 1998 to 2007, uncorking over 6,000 bottles. This event is the largest of its kind


Champagne Bureau’s Annual Tasting at Banqueting House, London

Posted on 14th March, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Events, CIVC. 2 Comments

The Champagne Bureau held its annual trade and media tasting today at Banqueting House, London, where 79 brands presented 233 cuvees, with vintages ranging from 1998 to 2007, uncorking over 6,000 bottles. This event is the largest of its kind


Macy’s + Shoes + Champagne …. Macy’s Shoe Department gets a Champagne Bar

Posted on 13th March, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Bars. 1 Comment

In the midst of an extensive $400 million overhaul of its Herald Square flagship, Macy’s may hit the perfect trifecta for shoe-obsessed New Yorkers: When it completes its second floor shoe department, it won’t just have 300,000 pairs of shoes, …


VEUVE CLICQUOT BUSINESS WOMAN AWARD (UK) 2012 SHORTLIST IS ANNOUNCED

Veuve Clicquot has announced this week it’s shortlist for “Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award” at the WIE (Women: Inspiration & Enterprise) Power Breakfast at The London Stock Exchange, and the three finalists are:

• Anya Hindmarch: Founder, Anya Hindmarch
• …


Champagne 2011 exports reached their second highest volume in 5 years

Champagne exports 2011 reached their second highest volume in five years – with sales close to the peak of 2007. Exports in 2011 were up by 5.1%, rising to a total of 141.2m bottles, the second largest volume ever achieved


Find “The Oasis” a pop-up Champagne bar on Aspen Mountain

Posted on 24th February, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Veuve Clicquot. No Comments

The Little Nell, a ski-in, ski-out five-star, five diamond hotel at the base of Aspen Mountain, has launched “The Oasis” on Aspen Mountain complete with a Veuve Clicquot Pop-up Champagne bar this winter season.

As part of Veuve Clicquot’s annual …


Academy Awards: The “Moet Red Carpet Glamour” is unveiled as the exclusive Champagne cocktail for the Governors Ball

Moet & Chandon, the Champagne of success and glamour since 1743, announces the winner of the inaugural Moet Oscar Cocktail Contest. The legendary Champagne House congratulates Chicago native Adam Seger, whose “Moet Red Carpet Glamour” cocktail dazzled a panel of …


Moët & Chandon launches Moët Rosé Impérial at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Posted on 18th February, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne and Fashion, Champagne Moët & Chandon. No Comments

Love was in the air as Moët & Chandon enthusiasts gathered at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last week to launch the limited edition Moët Rosé Impérial “Tag Your Love” bottle pack.

Fashionistas and socialites sipped flutes of Moët & Chandon …


Hilton Maldives Launches Maldives First Champagne Lounge, The Bubble Lounge

Posted on 15th February, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Bars. 1 Comment

The Five star luxury resort, Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi has recently launched the first Champagne bar in the Maldives.

The aptly titled, “Bubble Lounge” will complete the resorts outstanding range of innovative food and beverage offerings. The Bubble Lounge will …


Franco Stalteri on Champagne Charlie Burger ….. by Liz Palmer

If you’ve heard of Charlie’s Burgers, the stories have most likely been shrouded in mystery and intrigue. This auspicious, boundary-pushing, word-of-mouth popup-dining destination is the brainchild of Toronto resident Franco Stalteri.

I’m sitting down with Franco to discuss his latest …


Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Limited Edition Armand de Brignac Champagne Truffles – Created by the Chocolate Luxury Truffle Chocolatiers

Posted on 7th February, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Armand de Brignac, Champagne Launches 2011. 1 Comment


Armand de Brignac the No. 1 Champagne in the world has collaborated with luxury truffle chocolatiers, the Chocolate, to produce the ultimate taste of luxury for Valentine’s Day, ‘Limited Edition Armand de Brignac Champagne Truffles Created by the Chocolate’

Armand …


Moet & Chandon’s Oscar Cocktail Contest

Moet & Chandon is holding a competition to find the best “Oscar Cocktail” and the winning drink will be served at the Governors Ball. The winner will also receive tickets to a behind-the-scenes “Oscar weekend” with bleacher seats on the


Moët Hennessy’s Profits Rise 18% In 2011

Moët Hennessy’s net revenue increased 8% to €3.52 billion ($4.62b) in 2011, as profits from recurring operations for the year jumped 18% to €1.1 billion ($1.44b). Fourth-quarter revenue was up 9.4% to €1.21 billion ($1.59b).

Moët Hennessy attributed trading up …


London’s Cadogan Hotel Launches “Champagne Bath Menu” just in time for Valentine’s Day

While most couples celebrate with a glass or two of Champagne on Valentine’s Day, The Cadogan has unveiled such indulgence of bubbly on a somewhat larger scale, by bathing in it!

“The Champagne Bath Menu” offers four imaginatively indulgent creations …


Taittinger is the Champagne of choice for SAG Awards

During the 18th Annual Screen Actor Guild Awards ceremony behind the scenes event at The Shrine Auditorium Champagne Taittinger is the Champagne of choice.

The results are in after months and weeks of voting, Hollywood’s actors finally name their picks …


CELEBRATE WITH CHAMPAGNE – EASY TIPS ON CHOOSING CHAMPAGNE FOR YOUR WEDDING

Posted on 22nd January, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne - Weddings, Champagne and Women. 2 Comments

Selecting the right effervescent is a must for your wedding as it is the first bottle to be opened ….but not all bubbly is the same! While there are many quality sparkling wines produced around the world, true Champagne only …


The start of production for 23rd James Bond film “Skyfall” has been announced. Rumors are flying over which Bollinger Cuvée will be featured.

Posted on 21st January, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Bollinger. 1 Comment


Following the recent announcement that the 23rd Bond Film will be called “Skyfall” with release date of October 2012, rumors have been flying thick and fast!

Who will be singing the theme song? Will this be Daniel Craig’s last Bond …


TAM AIRLINES INTRODUCES NEW WINE LIST — includes Champagne Drappier La Grande Sendrée

Posted on 12th January, by epalmer in Airlines, Champagne, Champagne Drappier. No Comments

TAM Airlines is offering its passengers a new wine list for long and short haul international flights. Passengers can sample wines that have been selected by Arthur Azevedo, Sommelier, Executive Director of The Brazilian Association of Sommeliers in São Paulo. …


Japan Airlines (JAL) Launches New First Class Wine List Champagnes include: Salon and Dom Perignon

Posted on 12th January, by epalmer in Airlines, Champagne, Champagne Dom Perignon, Champagne Salon. 1 Comment

JAL has been renowned for serving up some of its home nation’s best sake, but now the Tokyo Narita-based airline is taking inflight drinking to a whole new level thanks to a new wine list that includes Champagne Salon.

JAL …


First Global Wine Auction of 2012: January 14 – Sotheby’s Hong Kong

Posted on 9th January, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Veuve Clicquot, Wine Auction. No Comments

This global wine auction will start 2012 off with some of the finest and rarest wines assembled including the Bordeaux Winebank Collection. Some other highlights include over 200 cases of investment-grade Bordeaux from the Bordeaux Winebank Collection, Super Second Bordeaux …


New Release: 2003 Dom Pérignon

Posted on 7th January, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Dom Perignon, Champagne Moët & Chandon. 1 Comment

The 2002 has been widely acclaimed as one of the best. A few weeks ago Chef de Cave Richard Geoffroy decided to release a wine from 2003, a year when Champagne was hit by frost, hail, and an August heat …


Grand Vintage 2002 Moet & Chandon is the pour for The 69th Annual Golden Globes January 15, 2012

MOET & CHANDON (L-R) Sofia Vergara, Gerard Butler, Rashida Jones, and Ludovic du Plessis, Vice President of Moet & Chandon

For over 260 years, Moet & Chandon has been the symbol of glamorous celebrations, turning the ordinary into the extraordinary …


Clicquot in the Sky: Chicago House Champagne Benefit January 26th 2012

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin is both a Champagne house in Reims, France, and a brand of premium Champagne. Founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot-Muiron, Veuve Clicquot played an important role in establishing Champagne as a favored drink of haute bourgeoisie and …


My wishes for you in 2012 is to have:

Posted on 1st January, by epalmer in Champagne. 4 Comments

12 Months of Happiness;


52 Weeks of Fun;


365 Days of Success;


8,760 Hours of Good Health;
52,600 Minutes of Good Luck, and


3,153,600 Seconds of Joy.








Champagne de Venoge receives top scores from Wine Spectator for 5 newly released Champagnes

Posted on 17th December, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne de Venoge, Champagne Launch, Wine Spectator. 1 Comment

Champagne de Venoge received top scores from Wine Spectator for five newly released Champagnes that are currently available for purchase:

• Brut Champagne Louis XV 1996 – 93 points

• Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne 2002 – 93 points

• …


Moet & Chandon toasts their ‘21st Anniversary’ as the Official Champagne of the 69th Annual Golden Globe® Awards with 2002 Grand Vintage Collection

Moet & Chandon is returning as the official Champagne of the 69th Annual Golden Globe® Awards, which is produced by Dick Clark Productions and in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). In a toast to its 21st year …


Toasting the Bad Economy? Champagne Sales Bubble Up

Posted on 14th December, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Economics, CIVC. No Comments

Champagne sales are bubbling again.

The French industry is preparing for a bumper holiday season, a significant recovery from just two years ago, when it slashed production in the face of the global economic downturn.

By the end of September, …


LAURENT-PERRIER announces sharp increase in results for first half of 2011-2012

A Grand Century Ewer

Laurent-Perrier is one of the few champagne houses listed on the French stock exchange dedicated exclusively to champagne and focused on the premium segment. Laurent-Perrier offers a broad range of products renowned for their quality, and …


Champagne Tarlant: Christmas Tarlant Advent Calendar

Posted on 7th December, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Tarlant. 3 Comments

Celebrate with the Christmas Tarlant Advent Calendar!
Each day a gift!
Share and Cheers!

Benoit Tarlant

Click on: www.champagne-christmas.com

la famille Tarlant vous offre une surprise du 1er au 25 décembre pour que les Fêtes commencent dès à présent,
du …


Tesco Launches Lighter Weight Champagne Bottles

Posted on 6th December, by epalmer in Champagne, CIVC. No Comments

Tesco has announced the arrival on its shelves of the first lighterweight Champagne bottles.

The lighter weight bottle initiative, which is being led by the Comite Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (“CIVC”), will see a 7.2% weight reduction in standard …


Krug FLÂNERIE – A Call to Adventure

Posted on 5th December, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Krug, Champagne Launch. No Comments

Carefully woven in a hand-crafted style, this original and unique knapsack has been conceived as a call to adventure.

An understated, nomad-inspired casket invites each Krug Lover to imagine the most extravagant and exhilarating occasion for sharing a glass of …


Laurent-Perrier Champagne Fizzes in H1

Posted on 1st December, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Economics, Champagne Laurent-Perrier. No Comments

Laurent-Perrier has continued on an upward curve during the first six months of its new fiscal year, driven by strong demand for its namesake Champagne in the US and Japan.

Laurent-Perrier net sales rose by 13.3% for the six months …


Spectrum Wine’s Second Anniversary Auction Includes Krug and Cristal Champagne Brunch

Posted on 29th November, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Events, Champagne Krug, Cristal, Wine Auction. No Comments

Spectrum Wine Auctions’ Second Anniversary Auction will take place December 3rd & 4th at 11:00 a.m. at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong Hotel.

All registered bidders are invited to celebrate the auction with a Champagne brunch featuring pours of Krug …


IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS INDIA WILL REACH ONE OF THE TOP TEN LARGEST CONSUMERS OF CHAMPAGNE ….says Daniel Lalonde of LVMH

Posted on 29th November, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Dom Perignon, LVMH. 2 Comments

Daniel Lalonde, Chief Executive of LVMH is in India for the first time. Being interviewed at the top floor of Delhi’s recently opened Leela Palace Hotel, he states: “India is acquiring a taste for Champagne. Not only is it the …


A WOMAN’S GUIDE TO CHAMPAGNE – some basics

Posted on 27th November, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne and Women. 7 Comments

[“This snippet is from a book I'm currently working on, and thought I would share it with you ... I welcome your comments and suggestions.”]

BASIC ESSENTIALS

“A Girl’s Guide To Champagne” was developed for women to assist them in


A GIRL’S GUIDE TO CHAMPAGNE – some basics for the holiday season

Posted on 27th November, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne and Women. 7 Comments

By Liz Palmer

[“This snippet is from an ebook I'm currently working on, and thought I would share it with you for the holiday season ... any questions, comments, and suggestions would be welcome”]

BASIC ESSENTIALS

“A Girl’s Guide To …


Birmingham’s “Cube Lauren Perrier Champagne Bar” is set to open December 2

Posted on 27th November, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Bars, England, London. 1 Comment

Birmingham, England’s iconic and futuristic-looking leisure venue “The Cube” welcomes the addition of the Cube Laurent Perrier Lounge, a new £150,000 skyline Champagne bar adjoined to Marco Pierre White’s new restaurant.

The 50-seater Laurent Perrier lounge is a joint venture …


Champagne Bar Launch: Archer Street – Billecart-Salmon Champagne Bar, London

Posted on 27th November, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Bars, Champagne Billecart-Salmon, London. No Comments

Archer Street is the first exclusive “Billecart-Salmon Champagne Bar” in London, and will be South Soho’s best-kept secret, taking on the sophisticated style of a “members-only club” and open to all those “in-the-know.”

The luxurious, laidback lounging areas are set …


Champagne Launch: Moët & Chandon’s Golden Premium Jeroboam… “Message ON a Bottle”

Posted on 26th November, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Launches 2011, Champagne Moët & Chandon. 1 Comment

Lavishly wrapped in gold leaves and hand-gilt by French artisan Arthus Bertrand, each limited edition Golden Premium Jeroboam will come with a marked gold medallion and an Epernay wax seal. The traditional handcrafted Moet & Chandon ribbon is also part …


Champagne Deutz to Make U.S. Representation Transition in 2012

Posted on 24th November, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Deutz. No Comments

After 13 years within the Maisons Marques & Domaines USA, Inc. (MMD) portfolio, Champagne Deutz will soon enter a new phase in the U.S. market.

Starting in 2012 Champagne Deutz will initiate a Regional Representation strategy, which means the brand …


2 0 1 1 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR THE WINE LOVER

Posted on 24th November, by epalmer in Champagne. 1 Comment

Trying to figure out what to give the wine lover in your life takes some thought. The obvious choice, of course, is a bottle of wine. Wine books are a wonderful alternative gift choice. Not only are they perfect for …


Veuve Clicquot Clicq’Up Café & Champagne Bar comes to Miami

Posted on 21st November, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne and Art, Champagne Bars, Champagne Veuve Clicquot. 1 Comment


Veuve Clicquot is the official Champagne of Design Miami. VC is taking their baseling a step further by introducing Veuve Clicquot Clicq’Up Café and Champagne bar, a mobile food truck with adjacent champagne lounge that pops-up in key locations in …


Champagne Krug launches ID code … a new way of communicating with consumers in the digital age

Posted on 8th November, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Krug, Champagne Launch. No Comments

Champagne Krug has recently launched ID codes for its top non-vintage blend “Grande Cuvée”. This ID code will detail disgorgement date, and will link to harvest conditions in the years, which the wine is based.

“We know that Krug lovers …


ON PAIRING CHAMPAGNE AND CHOCOLATE … yes you can…

Posted on 8th November, by epalmer in Champagne. 2 Comments

and you should because it is the quintessential, epicurean experience. Carefully paired, it is one sensual, unforgettable happening!

Few things are more rich, decadent and delicious than chocolate and Champagne yet pairing them together is no easy feat. For instance, …


Get ready to raise your flute… Award-Winning Flûte Champagne Bar is set to open in London on December 8th

Posted on 5th November, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Bars, England, Grower Champagnes. 1 Comment


THE LOWDOWN:

Flûte was created in 1997 by founder/owner Hervé Rousseau, in a space on West 54th Street NYC. As a native Parisian, Hervé was inspired by his experience in the wine industry to combine New York’s unparalleled cocktail culture …


World’s 50 Best Bars 2011 Announced

PDT, New York

The 2011 World’s 50 Best Bars list has been published, in partnership with sponsor Stolichnaya. This year, New York speakeasy PDT (“Please Don’t Tell”) took the top spot, with London hotel bars The Connaught and the Artesian …


Winston’s Champagne Bar – A Step Back In Time

Posted on 4th November, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Bars. No Comments

Brian Gefter and Michael Satsky, club entrepreneurs, who cater to international clientele, recently opened Winston’s Champagne Bar. This elegant opulent champagne-only bar is located beneath the Gansevoort Park Hotel, New York.

THE LOOK:
The petite airy space evokes 1940s opulence …


Pop-up Symphony at Searcys Champagne Bar St Pancras Grand – Europe’s longest Champagne bar

Posted on 4th November, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Bars, England. 1 Comment

This past week, to the surprise of Searcys Champagne Bar St Pancras Grand patrons, and travelers of Pancras Grand a ‘Pop-Up’ rendition of the finale of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at St Pancras International was performed.

Patrons and travelers were serenaded …


Kate Del Castillo Becomes Moet Champagne Spokeswoman

Posted on 3rd November, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Moët & Chandon. No Comments

The holidays are fast approaching, so expect plenty of champagne toasts in the next few weeks. And if you happen to live in Houston or Los Angeles, you may be able to clink a glass of bubbly with Kate del …


Moët & Chandon Unveiled As Official Champagne Of The ATP World Tour

The ATP and Moët & Chandon has announced a 3-year agreement that brings Moët & Chandon on board as the Official Champagne of the ATP World Tour.

As part of the agreement, Moët & Chandon will become a global sponsor …


Philippe Sereys de Rothschild attends Halpern Portfolio Tasting October 27, 2011

Posted on 28th October, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Barons De Rothschild. 1 Comment

It’s been an open secret for several years now — the Rothschild family has embarked on a new venture in Champagne. Last week, Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, the chairman of the project, was in New York to launch Champagne Barons …


Halpern Portfolio Wine Tasting October 27: Champagne Barons De Rothschild tasting with Frederic Mairesse, and Julian Hitner

Champagnes Tasted:

N/V Blanc de Blanc – 100% Chardonnay from Côte des Blancs; green/gold in color; white fruit aromas, with notes of exotic fruits typical of Chardonnay grapes; lively bubbles; persistent in the mouth; a well balanced with nice acidity …


Halpern Portfolio Wine Tasting October 27: Champagne Gosset tasting with Philippe Manfredini

Posted on 28th October, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Events, Champagne Gosset. 2 Comments



Champagnes Tasted:

N/V Grand Blanc de Blanc – A golden yellow with delicate green tints; fine lively bubbles; mineral and floral notes on the nose with apricot and citrus; very fresh with great harmony on the palate – overall a …


TOMORROW IS #CHAMPAGNEDAY – HERE IS A CONDENSED GUIDE FOR YOUR CHAMPAGNE SIPPING

Posted on 27th October, by epalmer in #ChampagneDay, Champagne, Champagne Events, Champagne Launches 2011. 1 Comment

THE PRACTICAL PART
Not every wine that sparkles can be called Champagne. True Champagne comes from a special region in France located 90 miles northeast of Paris. Champagne has a legendary history, and has for many hundreds of years been …


iPad2 WINNER ANNOUNCED: ERIC MUELLER IS THE OFFICIAL WINNER OF #CHAMPAGNEDAY LABEL CONTEST

Posted on 27th October, by epalmer in #ChampagneDay, Champagne, Champagne Events. 4 Comments

The Champagne Bureau recently hosted a contest as part of the #ChampagneDay celebrations. To promote appreciation for and protection of true Champagne, the Champagne Bureau asked participants to send and post pictures of authentic Champagne labels.

Over 300 submissions were …


Champagne Bar Launch: “Bubble in Paris” at Hilton Arc de Triomphe exclusive with Taittinger Champagne

Posted on 24th October, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Events, Champagne Taittinger. 1 Comment

Hilton Arc de Triomphe Paris has partnered with Taittinger Champagne to create “Bubble in Paris” a Champagne bar that resembles a life-size snow globe – what fun!

The translucent bar was designed by Jean-Hugues de Chatillon, who drew inspiration from …


OpenTable Diners Reveal the Top 50 Wine Lists in the U.S.

Posted on 20th October, by epalmer in Champagne, USA, Wine, Wine Travel. 1 Comment

OpenTable recently released a Top 50 Wine List of restaurants in the United States. The list, which was compiled from feedback from over 10 million OpenTable users between October 2010 and September 2011, had California on top earning 11 spots …


Perrier-Jouet Champagne Paper Print Ad is Creatively Catered

Posted on 20th October, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Launch, Champagne Perrier-Jouet. No Comments

Champagne is now prettier than ever, as seen in the recent Perrier-Jouet paper print ad. The campaign was created by Jo Lynn Alcorn, who perfectly roped in her Paper Frescoes theme to the sunny side of drinking.

The print ad …


LATEST POLL SHOWS EXTENSIVE SUPPORT FOR WINE TRUTH-IN-LABELLING

Posted on 19th October, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Economics, Champagne Events, CIVC, Wine, Wine - Research. 1 Comment

UNPRECEDENTED COALITION OF INTERNAIONAL WINE REGIONS JOINED BY NOTABLE CHEFS IN EFFORT TO PROTECT WINE PLACE NAMES.

Leaders from 15 of the World’s Premier Wine Regions gather in New York today, along with top international chefs to call on policymakers …


VINTAGES’ 10TH ANNUAL AUCTION: OCTOBER 21 – 24 2011 New exclusive lot: – 6 bottles of 1911 Moët & Chandon

Posted on 16th October, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Events, Champagne Moët & Chandon. 1 Comment

VINTAGES’ 10th ANNUAL AUCTION
begins Friday, October 21 with a three-course dinner, and champagne reception featuring exclusive 100-point wines, including: Château Montrose 1990, Château Rieussec 2001; and Domaine de Pegau Cuvée da Capo 2000.

This is a rare opportunity to …


CHOCOLATE WEEK: CHOCOLATE FASHION & CHAMPAGNE … would you dare take a bite?

Posted on 15th October, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne and Fashion. 1 Comment

Since it’s “Chocolate Week”, I couldn’t miss the opportunity …

Chocolate shoes and handbag, what more could a girl ask for?

Check out their website @ http://www.chocorico.co.uk/…


Sir Paul and Lady McCartney’s Wedding Champagne

Posted on 10th October, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne - Weddings, Grower Champagnes. 2 Comments

Official Portrait of Sir Paul McCartney and his new wife Nancy – taken by Sir Paul’s daughter Mary.

Champagne of choice for Sir Paul and Lady McCartney’s Wedding:
non-vintage Dumangin Grande Reserve Champagne

About J.Dumangin & Fils

History
Gilles Dumangin …


Pol Roger launches Nathalie Garçon Gift Box For The Holiday Season

Posted on 8th October, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Launches 2011, Champagne Pol Roger. No Comments

On the occasion of Christmas and New Year, the House of Champagne Pol Roger has asked fashion designer Nathalie Garçon to dress a box. He has designed this elegant and stylish box with two drawers. At the top drawer lies …


TO ALL TECH-SAVVY CHAMPAGNE LOVERS OCTOBER 28 IS GLOBAL #ChampagneDay

On Friday October 28th, 2011 between 1:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PT) Champagne lovers around the world will join the online conversation to celebrate the uniqueness of true Champagne from the Champagne region of France. This global event is set …


WINE REGIONS TO CELEBRATE 6TH ANNIVERSARY OF ‘JOINT DECLARATION TO PROTECT WINE PLACE & ORGIN’ ’

Posted on 4th October, by epalmer in Champagne, Grower Champagnes, International Wine Events, Wine. No Comments


Representatives of leading wine regions will gather this October in New York to celebrate the sixth anniversary signing of the Joint Declaration to Protect Wine Place & Origin, a global movement aimed at ensuring wine place names are protected and …


Francis Ford Coppola’s Impressive Wine Collection To Be Auctioned Off This Saturday in New York

Posted on 20th September, by epalmer in Champagne. 1 Comment


Frances Ford Coppola is best remembered for his work on the Godfather film trilogy, and Apocalypse Now.

However, for many wine enthusiasts and experts, it is his impressive wine collection, which comes from the fabled Inglenook wine cellar in Napa …


PIPER-HEIDSIECK LAUNCHES “BODYGUARD”

Champagne Piper-Heidsieck has wrapped its new limited edition ‘Bodyguard’ Champagne in a ‘sexy red crocodile skin’ for its launch this month.

The 75cl Champagne Brut, in a lipstick red faux crocodile skin sheath, is “a perfect example of how innovative …


11 NEW MASTERS OF WINE ANNOUNCED

Posted on 9th September, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

A Master of Wine is a wine professional who has passed a number of rigorous exams, both oral and written, and without a doubt proven him/herself exceedingly knowledgeable about every aspect of the wine world.

It can take years, and …


Champagne Poem: Wild Fire Wine Of France

Posted on 9th September, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments


Oh, the wild-fire wine of France, 

Quick with fantasies florescent, 

Rapturously effervescent,
How its atoms leap and dance!

Floric fount of love and laughter, 

Where its emanations rise, 

All the difficulty dies,
From now and then hereafter.

Through the happy …


Champagne Drappier and Royal Wine Corp. Announce a Joint Venture to Launch First Ever Kosher Champagne

Royal Wine Corp., the largest importer and distributor of kosher wines in North America, and Champagne Drappier, the highly-regarded Champagne house have recently formed a joint venture to import and distribute the first-ever kosher cuvees from the famed Champagne region.…


The Safest Airlines in the World Revealed

Posted on 31st August, by epalmer in Airlines, American Eagles, International Travel. 1 Comment

A report released yesterday by Air Transport Rating Agency (ATRA) found that the safest carriers in the world were mainly those based in Europe and the US.

While European and US airlines rarely feature in the top 10 rankings for …


SEPTEMBER 1ST DEADLINE: AUSTRALIA CORKS ITS USE OF “CHAMPAGNE”

Posted on 31st August, by epalmer in Champagne, CIVC. 1 Comment

On September 1 Australia joins the global movement to support robust truth-in-labelling laws that protect consumers by requiring that wine growing place names are reserved exclusively for the regions where the wines come from.

Any bubbly produced in Australia after …


CHAMPAGNE HARVEST STARTING DATES – BY VILLAGE AND GRAPE VARIETY

The Champagne Bureau (Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC) ) based in Epernay has released the dates for the 2011 Champagne harvest.

Starting dates differ from village to village and also by the grape varietal. For instance, the villages …


IT’S HARVEST TIME IN CHAMPAGNE !

The 2011 Champagne harvest has begun and with a combination of early flowering, low rain levels in the spring and plenty of summer sun make it one of the earliest picking seasons since 1822, the Champagne Bureau said Friday.

Three …


Moet & Chandon and the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Team up for US Open

Posted on 25th August, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Events, Champagne Moët & Chandon. 2 Comments

Moet & Chandon and the United States Tennis Association (USTA) have recently announced that Moet & Chandon will be the official Champagne of the US Open. Together with the USTA, Moet & Chandon will offer a number of luxurious and …


Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries choose Armand de Brignac “Ace of Spades” Champagne for Wedding

Armand de Brignac “Ace of Spades” was the Champagne choice for Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries’ wedding reception on Saturday, August 20th at a lavish private estate in Montecito, California.

Following the official ceremony, Kim and Kris’ guests, which included …


CALLING ALL FASHIONISTAS – CELEBRATE NYC FASHION WEEK AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL WITH A ‘MOËT CHAMPAGNE SLUMBER PARTY’ !

In celebration of NYC Fashion Week 2011, Mandarin Oriental has partnered with Moët & Chandon to create a glamorous Manhattan girls’ getaway – a Moët Champagne Slumber Party! Celebrate with three of your closest friends in luxury accommodations while enjoying …


OUR MISSION STATEMENT AND POSITION

Posted on 22nd August, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments


Mission

Our mission is to become an essential information resource for the Champagne connoisseur and casual enthusiast, along with providing an occasional twist on International luxury travel.

Position

We aim to provide an entertaining and informative overview into the ‘World …


TOP CHAMPAGNES POURED AT 35,000 FEET – - 2011 Wines on the Wing awards

Twenty-eight international airlines submitted over one hundred and thirty-six wines from their current international business-class, international first-class and North American wine lists. Thirty-one professional judges tasted, tested and rated them. The results of the 2011 Global Traveler “Wines on the …


Do You Live in London? Do You Love Champagne? Then You Will Love This Champagne Club UK Card

Posted on 5th August, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Events. No Comments

Do You Live in London? Do You Love Champagne? Then You Will Love This Champagne Club UK Card.…


Do You Live in London? Do You Love Champagne? Then You Will Love This Champagne Club UK Card

Posted on 5th August, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Bars, Champagne Events, England, London. 3 Comments

Champagne continues to be the “drink of choice” for many Londoners and the popularity of it is reflected in both consumption figures and also the extensive variety of Champagne available at restaurants and bars.

The Champagne Club UK offers members …


THE HALKIN LONDON CELEBRATES ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY THIS SEPTEMBER – Events include: Art Publisher Assouline’s pop-up ‘Culture Lounge’, Afternoon Tea with creations by Pierre Hermé Paris, 20th Anniversary Packages, Launch of 20th Anniversary Suites, and more

Posted on 4th August, by epalmer in London. No Comments

Throughout the month of September The Halkin will be celebrating its 20th anniversary with a unique series of events to underline the ‘Home Away From Home’ theme that has characterised this intimate London hotel in exclusive Belgravia.

ART PUBLISHER ASSOULINE


WIN dinner for 20 at Michelin-starred ‘nahm’ restaurant Halkin Hotel London

Posted on 4th August, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Events, Champagne Louis Roederer, London. No Comments

The Halkin has launched a series of celebratory events to commemorate its 20th Anniversary which focuses on cuisine, Champagne, culture, and design throughout the month of September.

First in the series of events, The Halkin has teamed up with Louis …


‘Champagne – Happy Birthday!!’ [August 4, 1693: Dom Pérignon ‘Drinks the Stars’]

Posted on 4th August, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Dom Perignon, Champagne Events. No Comments

August 4 is said to be the day Dom Pérignon invented Champagne back in 1693. In fact this bubbly trivia stirs up quite a bit of discussion regarding the fact that naturally occurring bubbles were seen as a problem at …


The Capital Restaurant London Celebrates its 40th Birthday

Posted on 26th July, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Bollinger, Champagne Events, England. No Comments

The Capital Restaurant, which this year celebrates its 40th birthday, will be hosting a very special evening on Thursday, September 29th in conjunction with Champagne Bollinger. Like Bollinger, The Capital has enjoyed a long and proud heritage of family-run, independent …


‘The Veuve Clicquot Rolling Diner’ [Berlin July 5 – July 25, 2011]

Posted on 25th July, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Events, Champagne Veuve Clicquot. No Comments

The Clicquot Rolling Diner is an unconventional street food concept that has been popping up at random locations throughout Berlin.

The Rolling Diner team has teamed up with Berlin foodies, Chipps to deliver inventive dishes like Trüffel-Currywurst and Crêpe de …


Christofle Introduces Exclusive Champagne & Sabrage Classes

Posted on 25th July, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne - Weddings, Champagne Events. 1 Comment

For almost two centuries Christofle has been a leader in the art of silver, and a proponent of innovation and design. From Silver to champagne, Christofle is now taking luxury to a whole new level.

Christofle has recently launched a …


SIX BASIC RULES FOR STORING WINE ON YOUR BOAT with comments from The World Executives Sailing Club

This article came about by trial and error, and through the experiences of local and international sailors who enjoy the occasional glass of wine or two at the end of the day.

First, it is important to note that wine …


Pol Roger Re-Names Street After Sir Winston Churchill

Posted on 22nd July, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Events, Champagne Pol Roger. No Comments

Sir Winston Churchill once described Pol Roger’s headquarters in Epernay as “The world’s most drinkable address”. Most recently, in homage to the relationship the former British Prime Minister had with the Champagne house, the municipality and Pol Roger worked out …


A Glass of Wine in the Shower? Study Explores New Occasions When Millennials Drink Wine

Posted on 21st July, by epalmer in Wine, Wine - Research, Wine and Leisure. No Comments

“I like wine in the shower….. I like to take a bottle of wine to share with friends when we go hiking…. I drink wine while reading my books to relax……When is there an occasion to not drink wine? If …


Champagne Harvest Is Set for August 20th – Earliest in 189 Years

Posted on 12th July, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Harvest, CIVC. No Comments

France’s 2011 Champagne harvest is set to be the earliest in 189 years according to Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne “CIVC”. The CIVC expects picking to begin on August 20th due to an unusually warm April this year.

The …


Champagne Louis Roederer’s Cristal 2004 [June 2011 Tasting]

Roederer is one of the leading ‘Boutique’ Champagne houses, which became popular for their celebrated ‘Cristal’. Cristal became chic with celebrities, athletes, and hip hop artists.

Originally founded in the late 18th century, Roederer’s consumers were predominately from the Russian …


HARRODS Prestige Champagne Tasting – Saturday 6th August 6pm

Posted on 4th July, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

Prestige Champagne Tasting – Saturday 6th August 6pm – 7.30pm – £110 per person

This is a fascinating head to head comparison of the crème de la crème of Prestige Champagnes, tickets for this tasting will be in very limited …


Champagne Les Jeux: The NBA’s Signature Champagne

Posted on 4th July, by epalmer in Champagne. 1 Comment

Hats, socks, t-shirts, balls, mugs – these are items that you would expect to find with the NBA logo proudly displayed. As of today champagne can now be added to this list!

Champagne Les Jeux is now the official NBA …


Champagne Launch – Gosset’s Grand Blanc de Blanc

Posted on 4th July, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Gosset, Champagne Launches 2011. No Comments

Founded in Aÿ in 1584 by Pierre Gosset, Gosset is the oldest wine house in Champagne. It also remains one of the most prestigious, considered by many collectors and connoisseurs as the world’s preeminent name in luxury champagne.

Gosset’s reputation …


Kate Moss Wedding – Grateful for being patient, Kate had a bottle of Moet delivered to each home

Newlyweds Kate Moss and Jamie Hince made a grand exit when they were airlifted out of the Cotswolds by helicopter.

The cover girl’s going away outfit was a cream Stella McCartney suit.

And the wedding after-party was a massive success …


Monaco Royal Wedding Celebrated with Perrier-Jouet Champagne

Posted on 3rd July, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Events, Champagne Perrier-Jouet. No Comments

The quintessence of joyful effervescence, glasses filled with Perrier-Jouët’s prestige cuvee Belle Epoque 2002 were raised today, July 3, 2011, to toast royal romantics H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, and his bride Princess Charlene.

The 500 guests who gathered …


The Association “Femmes de Vin” at Vinexpo

Posted on 21st June, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

For the second year the “Femmes de Vin” Association was present at Vinexpo showcasing their wines.

The Circle of “Femmes de Vin” was created in 2009 by two passionate wine producers: Chantal Pégaz from Beaujolais and Marie-Laurence Saladin from Côtes …


Champagne Jacquart Seeks Best UK Sommelier and Chef

Posted on 20th June, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Jacquart, International Wine Events. No Comments

Champagne Jacquart is calling for entries to its Rising Stars Trophy competition to find the finest young chef and sommelier duo in the UK.

The 2011 competition is open to teams comprised of sommeliers and chefs, under the age of …


The Mystery is Solved: The Most Expensive Champagne in the World was Purchased by “Buyan” a Singapore Russian Restaurant

History was made when Buyan Russian Haute Cuisine & Caviar Bar located in the Republic of Singapore, won the world’s most expensive Champagne in a fierce bidding war. Buyan, which offers both inexpensive traditional Russian fare as well as Russian …


London International Wine Fair 2011 – Attendance and Feedback

Posted on 17th June, by epalmer in Champagne Events, International Wine Events, Wine. 1 Comment

The London International Wine Fair closed on Thursday, May 19th with both exhibitors and visitors reporting a very successful event. The three-day show by Brintex was praised yet again, as was the quality of the visitors attending the event.

The …


LVMH HAS ANNOUNCED OCTOBER 15TH AND 16TH AS ‘BEHIND-THE-SCENES DAYS’

Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy has announced ‘Behind-The-Scenes Days’ at their European artisan workshops, ateliers, and vineyards for two days in October.

WWD reports that on the 15th and 16th of October the public will be able to experience what happens …


RECENT STUDY – RED WINE HELPS PREVENT HEART DISEASE

Posted on 12th June, by epalmer in Wine, Wine and Health. No Comments

It’s well known that French men and women are less likely to suffer heart disease compared with Americans and some researchers speculated drinking red wine helps French people. How extactly red wine could help reduce the heart risk remains unknown …


Pontoon: Floating Champagne Bar Opens In London

Posted on 10th June, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Bars, Champagne Pommery. 1 Comment

As London’s al fresco venues jostle for position this summer, one company have created a unique location for the city’s revellers to party outdoors.

Situated in St Katherine Docks, a vibrant Marina in the heart of historic London, Pontoon is …


New Travel Guide for Wine Country Ontario

Posted on 10th June, by epalmer in Ontario Wines and Travel. No Comments


Wine Country Ontario has recently launched the 2011 Wine Country Ontario Year-Round Travel Guide.

Released at Ontario wineries in May and at LCBO outlets in June, this Guide offers extensive travel information, travel tips, breathtaking photography, and regional cuisine.

This …


Champagne Harvest Comes Early

Posted on 10th June, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Economics, Champagne Harvest. No Comments

It’s official August holidays have now been cancelled Champagne in anticipation of an early harvest, possibly the earliest on record for a number of reasons.

WARM WEATHER
Due to the warm weather in March and which continues into early June …


Today is Race Day: Investec Derby @ 4 pm (Pol Roger is the Champagne Sponsor)

At 4 pm this afternoon you will hear the deafening roar that greets the start of the greatest flat race in the world, as Britain’s biggest one day sporting crowd signal the start of the Investec Derby, one of the …


Today Acker Merrall & Condit Set Another World Record with Ancient Shipwrecked Champagne

Posted on 3rd June, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

Acker Merrall & Condit, the world’s premier wine auction house, announced today that it surpassed the world auction record for a bottle of Champagne, selling a bottle of shipwrecked Veuve Clicquot for $43,630. The landmark sale took place today in …


Shipwreck Champagne sold for record $78k to anonymous bidder

An anonymous Internet bidder has paid $78,200 (54,000 euros) for two bottles of 200-year-old Champagne salvaged from a shipwreck at the bottom of the Baltic Sea.

The buyer, reportedly from Singapore, paid a world-record price of 30,000 euro for a …


Reims Cathedral Celebrates Its 800th Anniversary This Year

Posted on 2nd June, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Economics. 1 Comment

Both the United States and the Champagne Region Share History.

The Notre-Dame Cathedral of Reims, historic coronation site for French kings located in the Champagen region of France, celebrates its 800th anniversary this year.

Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage …


Remy Cointreau Sells Champagne Firm To EPI

Posted on 1st June, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

Remy Cointreau has sold the entire share capital of Piper-Heidsieck to EPI.

The luxury brand of Champagne’s turnover was 103.6 million euro in the year up to March 31, 2011, which was an increase of 7.2%.

On top of the …


St Regis Hotel Bangkok Revives the Art of Champagne Sabring

Posted on 30th May, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Sabring. No Comments

As part of its opening celebrations, St Regis Bangkok is reviving the traditional art of sabring champagne. Showcasing the age-old ritual will be the hotel’s head butler, who will sabre several bottles of champagne at the hotel’s bar each night …


CONSUMERS ARE NOW TURNING TO WINE AS AN INVESTMENT, NOT JUST A LUXURY

Posted on 18th May, by epalmer in Champagne, Vintage, Wine, Wine and Leisure, Wine Collecting. No Comments

The price of bottles of first-growth Château Lafite Rothschild Bordeaux has been rising as the economy and consumer confidence begins to recover.

Rachael Lowe, beverage director of the Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago, says people seem pretty comfortable spending …


Jf Hillebrand Brings Old And New To 2011 London Wine Fair

Posted on 17th May, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

Renowned wines and spirits logistics expert JF Hillebrand, which has been entrusted with shipping the world’s oldest bottle of Champagne to the London International Wine Fair, is also using the event to showcase its supply chain management services for wines …


Moet Chinese Wine Deal Will ‘Educate’ Public

Posted on 17th May, by epalmer in Champagne. 1 Comment

Moet Hennessy has signed a joint venture deal with a Chinese company to make high-end sparkling wine on the Chinese mainland.

The deal will expand the country’s wine market by educating the public and wine producers in sparkling wine, observers …


Henry Tuke Launches The World’s Most Expensive Champagne Sabre

Posted on 16th May, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

For all champagne lovers Henry Tuke has just launched the world’s most expensive Champagne sabre which is an exquisite piece launched in the gardens of Champagne house Canard-Duchêne in Ludes, France.

During the launch, Tom Tuke-Hastings, founder of the brand, …


Moet Launches “Moet Ice Imperial”

Posted on 14th May, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Moët & Chandon. No Comments

Moet & Chandon has just launched a Champagne designed to be served over ice.

Moet Ice Imperial is a new assemblage made of 50% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier and 10% Chardonnay. The Champagne is demi-sec and it has had …


London’s May Fair Hotel Launches “150″ Champagne Experience

Posted on 10th May, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Events, Champagne Moët & Chandon. 1 Comment

May Fair Hotel has recently launched a new Champagne initiative called “150″, named after the measurement of a magnum of champagne.

The 5-star hotel, located in the eponymous May Fair district in London’s West End, has created the service in …


Narcisse Tea & Champagne Lounge: Pairing Tea or Champagne with a Scottsdale Twist

Posted on 6th May, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Bars. No Comments

Offering the tradition of a spot of tea or a flute of Champagne with a Scottsdale twist is Narcisse Tea & Champagne Lounge, located in the Scottsdale Quarter.

“Champagne is wine with bubbles,” states Narcisse’s co-owner Tom Zummo who has …


World’s Millionaire Ranks Seen Soaring Through 2020

Posted on 6th May, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

The rich keep getting richer, both in the United States and especially in the world’s emerging markets.

Public and private investments controlled by the richest families are expected to more than double in value to $202 trillion (122.66 trillion pounds) …


For Mother’s Day, the Answer Is Dry Rosé from Provence

Posted on 6th May, by epalmer in Wine, Wine and Leisure. 2 Comments

Honor the women in your life this Mother’s Day with a glass or two of dry rosé wine from the Provence region of France. Provence is the birthplace of dry rosé and the world’s leading rosé region. Made from red …


The $100,000 Midas Champagne Bottle

Posted on 5th May, by epalmer in Champagne. 2 Comments

The myth of King Midas, the man who was blessed (and cursed) with the ability to turn anything he touched to gold, has inspired many things but few as lavish as Midas bottle from Armand de Brignac. According to wine …


Champagne Cuvée R. Lalou Vintage 1999 from The House of G.H. MUMM

Posted on 4th May, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

Champagne Cuvée R. Lalou Vintage 1999 from The House of G.H. MUMM.…


Champagne Cuvée R. Lalou Vintage 1999 from The House of G.H. MUMM

Posted on 4th May, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne G.H. Mumm. No Comments

One of the true Grand Marque Houses of Champagne, G.H. MUMM, has paid tribute to one of its great custodians with the New Zealand release of a remarkable Grand Cru Prestige Cuvée – Cuvée R. Lalou 1999.

René Lalou is …


A Girls Guide To Champagne

Posted on 25th April, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

A Girls Guide To Champagne.…


Royal Wedding Champagne Revealed

Posted on 19th April, by epalmer in Champagne, Women and Champagne. No Comments

Amid feverish speculation about which Champagne will be served at the Royal Wedding next week has been revealed through authorities – Pol Roger NV will be served.

Apparently a non-vintage Pol Roger has been specifically been requested by The Palace.…



LVMH Sales Beat Forecasts

Posted on 18th April, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Economics. 1 Comment

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, the world’s biggest luxury group, posted a 17-per-cent rise in first-quarter sales on Monday that beat analysts’ expectations despite the earthquake disaster in Japan, a key luxury market.

The owner of handbag maker Louis …


Miami’s Beaudevin Wine Bar is Tres Magnifique!

Posted on 17th April, by epalmer in Champagne Bars. No Comments

Hues of green line the interior and exterior of Beaudevin while upbeat, popular music fills the air. You know the songs – they’re the ones you hum to. The atmosphere is so relaxing that you’ll forget you’re in an airport. …


A Royal Wedding Champagne Breakfast… will it be Champagne Bollinger?

Posted on 14th April, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Events. No Comments

No doubt millions will be watching the next “royal wedding,” when Prince William weds Catherine Middleton in a few weeks. For those in North America, that will require a very early morning—beginning at 3 a.m. on the West Coast.

There’s …


Royal Wedding – Prince William Champagne (with insider’s tasting notes)

Posted on 10th April, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

Royal Wedding – Prince William Champagne (with insider’s tasting notes).…


A Girls Guide To Champagne

Posted on 10th April, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

A Girls Guide To Champagne.…


EPERNAY – here you learn to love the tiny bubbles that are synonymous with joy and happiness….

Posted on 10th April, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

EPERNAY – here you learn to love the tiny bubbles that are synonymous with joy and happiness…..…


Vinexpo Study on Global Wine Consumption, Production and Trends – With Emphasis on China

Posted on 5th April, by epalmer in Wine. No Comments

Robert Beynat, Chief Executive of Vinexpo delivered results of the study “Current Trends in the International Wine and Spirits Market and Outlook to 2014” a few weeks ago at the Windsor Arms Hotel, Toronto, Canada, in which I was very …


Searcys Rolls Out Champagne Bar: One New Change

Posted on 5th April, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Bars. No Comments

Searcys has recently rolled out its latest Champagne Bar One New Change, which is located in the St Paul’s shopping district. Overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral Bar One New Change can accommodate up to 100 guests and will host an …



Moët & Chandon Drops Dosage in Brut Imperial

Moët & Chandon will be lowering the dosage of its market-leading Brut Impérial from 12 grams per litre to 9 g/l according to its chef de cave Benoît Gouez.
 This follows the decision by Dom Pérignon’s chef de cave Richard …


THE CHAMPAGNE REGION IS #2 ON THE LIST OF TOP 10 WINE DESTINATIONS FOR MEN

Posted on 19th March, by epalmer in Bordeaux, Champagne, International Travel, Wine Travel. No Comments

Where does one go for the full oenophile experience? Men’s website AskMen.com offers its top 10 list of wine destinations for those keen to travel for the grape.

No.1 Burgundy

The ancient ocean beds that have receded to give life …


Black Velvet : Champagne and Guinness…an amazing story

Posted on 18th March, by epalmer in Uncategorized. No Comments

Black Velvet.…


Germany is the Third Largest Export Market for Champagne

Posted on 16th March, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

The worldwide sales of champagne increased from 293.5 million bottles in 2009 to 319.5 million bottles last year, an increase of 8.9 %t. Germany exceeded this trend.

The German market showed particularly good growth of 21.6 per cent, exports from …


London: Searcys Second Champagne Bar Opens in One New Change

Posted on 14th March, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Bars. No Comments

The upmarket restaurant operator Searcys plans to open their new champagne bar “One New Change” in a few weeks!

This is the second launch this year for Searcys Champagne Bar brand, and their spokesperson states they plan on launching five …



French Wine and Champagne Exports to U.S. Grew Significantly in 2010

Posted on 14th March, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

When it comes to the preferences of American wine drinkers, the proof is in the wine glass: from 2009 to 2010, total volume of French wine exports to the U.S. went up +6.4% to 10.5 million cases and wine value …


2002 Vintage Champagne (James Bond understood the importance of vintage when it came to Champagne)

Posted on 11th March, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Dom Perignon, Champagne Moët & Chandon. 1 Comment

When thugs drag off Honey Ryder in 1962’s Dr. No, he brandishes a bottle to defend her. Warned by the title character that he’s grabbed a Dom Pérignon 1955 and “it would be a pity to waste it,” 007 coolly …


First African Design For Taittinger Collection Champagne

Posted on 11th March, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Taittinger. No Comments

Senegalese artist Amadou Sow has created the latest limited edition bottle for the Taittinger Collection Champagne range.

The 2002 Vintage Champagne will be available from UK agent Hatch Mansfield from late March for £175.

“Cosmic Pearls” is the 12th in …


Les Grandes Dames – These Women Changed The Wine World

Posted on 8th March, by epalmer in Champagne, Women and Champagne. 1 Comment

Today is the 100th International Women’s Day–the perfect opportunity, we felt, to highlight the achievements of some of the wine world’s most important women.

From winery owners to winemakers to critics to journalists, a significant portion of the wine industry’s …


CIVL is Thrilled to Announce the Implementation of a New Languedoc AOC Segmentation

Posted on 1st March, by epalmer in Wine. No Comments

Seeking to add value to its vintages, CIVL has implemented a new segmentation for its offering. The new vintage hierarchy was approved in 2010 and is to be applied immediately to regional producers. The new hierarchy is comprised of three …


Pairing Champagne with Top Movies for 2010 [83rd Annual Academy Awards]

Posted on 22nd February, by epalmer in Champagne. 5 Comments

The Oscars are synonymous with class, beauty and celebration, which is why Champagne is the drink of this month’s Hollywood parties. As you pick your favorite to win Best Picture, remember to choose just as wisely when selecting your wine. …


See My “About Me” Page…

Posted on 19th February, by epalmer in Uncategorized. No Comments

I have just launched my “About Me” Page @ http://about.me/lizpalmer…


TOP CHAMPAGNES IN BUSINESS AND FIRST CLASS – announced last month at The Business Traveller Cellars in the Sky Awards

The Business Traveller Cellars in the Sky Awards have been running since 1985, with a record number of 36 airlines taking part this year. Blind tastings took place over two days on November 4 and 5 at the Grosvenor House, …


GLOBAL – Champagne sales rise in 2010

Posted on 9th February, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Moët & Chandon. 1 Comment

Global Champagne sales rebounded in 2010, but demand failed to surpass the levels of 2008, according to trade body Comité Interprofessionnel des Vins de Champagne (CIVC).

Champagne sales rose by 9% in volume to 319.5m bottles, the CIVC said today …


7Numbers – An Interactive Italian Feast

Posted on 7th February, by epalmer in Wine. 2 Comments

Food and wine are certainly an interactive experience at 7Numbers. This popular southern Italian family-style trattoria is one of the first restaurants in Toronto to digitize its menu and wine list with iPads.

7Numbers has made the paper-technology shift to …



STRATEGIES ON PAIRING CHOCOLATE WITH WINE – HOW TO ENGAGE YOUR PALATE TO THE FULLEST

Posted on 28th January, by epalmer in Wine. 1 Comment

There are some key points of similarity between chocolate and wine. Both chocolate and wine are made from fruit (chocolate from the cacao pod) and (wine from grapes). The flavor and aroma yielded by both the cacao pod and the …



Moet Chandon Rosé Champagne

Posted on 28th January, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Moët & Chandon. No Comments

Moet & Chandon has just launched a fun interactive “bubblegum pink bottle” Rosé with a gold sharpie, just in time for Valentine’s Day! Indulge in this graffiti project before you pop the cork with that special someone!…



Royal Wedding – Prince William Champagne (with insider’s tasting notes)

Posted on 25th January, by epalmer in Champagne, Prince William Champagne. 1 Comment

Independent drinks manufacturer and distributor, Halewood International, has just launched Prince William Champagne to celebrate Prince William’s upcoming wedding to Kate Middleton on April 29, 2011. They will be releasing a limited edition commemorative label, using the exclusive rights it …



CHAMPAGNE AND CIGAR PAIRING – Celebrate!

Posted on 23rd January, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne and Cigars. 2 Comments


Leaving aside, for the moment, the indisputable fact that tobacco isn’t as popular as it used to be for reasons we need not repeat here. The 21ST Century is hardly devoid of connoisseurs eager to set aflame a finely wound …


~ Champagne Outing In Style ~ With Five Sommeliers and One Apprentissage Sommelier

As a practising (and practical) Sommelier, it has long been a rule of mine to confine my examination of fine wines to dry land only, citing the importance of dexterity and balance; in other words avoiding, for instance, tasting delicate, …


Air France “l’Espace Affaires” – Crossing the Ocean in Style

Posted on 23rd January, by epalmer in International Travel. 1 Comment

I am beginning my ten-day journey to Paris, the Champagne Region of France and Belgium. I am flying “l’Espace Affaires”/Business Class from Toronto to Paris, and looking forward to the “Business Class” travel experience with Air France.

Settling into a …



Bouillon Chartier – ZAGAT Paris Restaurant Review … MY STEAK FRITES!

Posted on 23rd January, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

I didn’t waste any time, I just landed in Paris – I dropped off my luggage and headed to the 9th arrondissement to have lunch with Ryan Ebner, a BNP Paribas Analyst. He’s an expat Canadian living and working in …



A Greener Champagne Bottle (via CHAMPAGNE AND TRAVELS from Liz Palmer)

Posted on 23rd January, by epalmer in Uncategorized. No Comments

A Greener Champagne Bottle Deep below a lush landscape of ripening Champagne grapes, Thierry Gasco, the master vintner for Pommery, ran his finger over the shoulders of a dark green bottle that looked just like the thousands of others reposing in his chilly subterranean


Just Launched – Prince William Champagne!

Posted on 20th January, by epalmer in Uncategorized. 1 Comment

Halewood International is set to launch a limited edition commemorative label Prince William Champagne to celebrate the forthcoming royal wedding.

The Champagne is expected to retail for about £25.…



Moët & Chandon Champagne Debuts Gold Award Season Bottle

Posted on 14th January, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Moët & Chandon. 1 Comment

Moët & Chandon has launched exclusive champagne of both the 2011 Golden Globes® (January 16) and Academy Awards® (February 27), with the debut of Moët & Chandon Impérial bottle to celebrate Moët’s 20th anniversary with the Globes.

Champagne and cinema …



Armand de Brignac® Presents the Midas: The #1 Rated Champagne Unveils the World’s Largest Luxury Bottle

Posted on 14th January, by epalmer in Champagne. 1 Comment

Armand de Brignac has released the largest bottle of luxury Champagne: “Midas”, a massive 30-liter vessel (equivalent to 40 regular-sized 750ml bottles) and weighing in at 100 pounds. The name “Midas comes” from King Midas (Greek mythology – having the …


Scarlett Johansson for Moet & Chandon Champagne

Posted on 14th January, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Moët & Chandon. No Comments

Scarlett Johannsson has been the face of Moet & Chandon Champagne since 2009. The latest campaign just arrived in time for the Hollywood awards season to kick into high gear with Sunday night’s Golden Globes.

“This new campaign highlights a …


Liquid Assets: Fine Wine versus Crude Oil (via The Wine Economist)

Posted on 13th January, by epalmer in Uncategorized. No Comments

Liquid Assets: Fine Wine versus Crude Oil So … which do you prefer? Great Bordeaux or bulk crude oil? The answer depends on your perspective, I think. For drinking there is no choice — red wine trumps black gold. No doubt about it. Demand and Supply Always


MY WISHES FOR YOU IN YEAR 2011

Posted on 1st January, by epalmer in Uncategorized. No Comments

Is for you to have

12 Months of Happiness

52 Weeks of Fun

365 Days of Success

8760 Hours of Good Health

52600 Minutes of Good Luck

3153600 Seconds of Joy, and

Lots of Champagne!

Liz Palmer …


COUNTDOWN TO NEW YEAR’S 2011 – CHAMPAGNE SWITCH IS TURNED ON!

Posted on 30th December, by epalmer in Uncategorized. No Comments


TIPS FOR CHAMPAGNE AND CIGAR PAIRINGS – NEW YEAR’S 2011

Posted on 30th December, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne and Cigars. 3 Comments

Leaving aside, for the moment, the indisputable fact that tobacco isn’t as popular as it used to be (the reasons for which have no need of being repeated here), the twenty-first century is hardly devoid of connoisseurs eager to set …


$70,000 Champagne Cellar

Posted on 26th December, by epalmer in Champagne Veuve Clicquot. No Comments

Created by Porsche Design exclusively for the Veuve Clicquot champagne house, the Vertical Limit is a stunning champagne cellar that keeps bottles at their proper temperature (12°C). It has a stainless steel exterior that will leave you breathless. Every piece …



Seth Box, of Moët Hennessy USA, On Champagne Glasses

As director of education for Moët Hennessy USA, Seth Box is responsible for spreading the word about his company’s spirits, wines and Champagnes — including Dom Pérignon, Krug, Veuve Clicquot, Moët et Chandon and Ruinart — to as many people …


CHILE THE WORLD’S MOST ROMANTIC WINE PRODUCING REGION

Posted on 19th December, by epalmer in Uncategorized. 2 Comments

Many viticulturists consider Chile the world’s most romantic wine producing region. Showcasing its natural features such as the Andes in the east, the Pacific Ocean in the west, and the Atacama Desert in the north, Chile has become an increasingly …


‘Tis the Season to learn about Champagne

Posted on 18th December, by epalmer in Uncategorized. No Comments

We also have a new Champagne quiz for you. This great quiz was prepared by Liz Palmer from Boutique Champagne Houses: http://Boutiquechampagnehouses.com

Click here to play our newest quizzes:

http://www.thewinehub.com/learn/quiz

(if you prefer, you can copy and paste it in …



EPERNAY – here you learn to love the tiny bubbles that are synonymous with joy and happiness….

Posted on 16th December, by epalmer in Champagne Moët & Chandon, L'Avenue de Champagne. No Comments

[slideshow] Situated at the heart of the world’s most prestigious vineyards, Epernay, the capital of the Champagne region, attracts over 500,000 visitors every year. With over 30,000 hectares of vineyards, enchanted forests, and bordering the River Marne, this region has …


PERCHING BAR….More Than A Champagne Bar

Posted on 16th December, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Bars. No Comments

Forget the traditional champagne bar – the Perching Bar has just the set the “bar” extremely high on being unique…. so high, in fact, that you are 18 feet up above the trees.

Recently launched, and under the ownership of …


Fine-tuning Champagne….without a dose of sweetness…

Posted on 11th December, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Louis Roederer. No Comments

Dosage, or the addition of a judicious amount of sweetness into a finished Champagne just before release, has been an important part of the region’s winemaking process ever since Champagne was invented as a sparkling wine. Today, however, many producers …



Once Upon A Dream Sleep Capsule Debuts At DesignMiami Along With a Flute of Veuve

Posted on 10th December, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Veuve Clicquot. No Comments

Created by designer Mathieu Lehanneur, Once Upon A Dream is an innovative sleep capsule combining the best in science and design. It was unveiled for the first time in the US at DesignMiami, held from 30 November – 5 December …



‘Tis THE SEASON TO LEARN ABOUT CHAMPAGNE ….

Posted on 7th December, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

Test your Champagne knowledge – this short quiz possesses three levels: basic, intermediate and advanced. Challenge yourself, family and friends! Click here to play the new Champagne quiz we developed for The Wine Hub: http://www.thewinehub.com/learn/quiz …


Taittinger to Unveil New Artist Collectors Edition at Setai (Art Basel, South Beach)

Posted on 3rd December, by epalmer in Champagne Taittinger. No Comments

To kick-off of Miami’s Art Basel this Saturday evening, Taittinger launches their latest limited edition bottle from its coveted Taittinger Collection series. Since 1985 Taittinger has commissioned an artist to create a special bottle for its glorious bubbly every year. …



SCIENTISTS FINALLY LEARN WHY ALCOHOL IS GOOD FOR YOU

Posted on 24th November, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

When you raise a glass to toast with champagne this Thanksgiving, you are doing your heart a favor, according to a new study.

The results of the study revealed how moderate alcohol consumption can help to prevent heart disease by …


Linthwaite House Hotel in Cumbria is the annual winner of the Condé Nast Johansens Champagne Taittinger – ‘Wine List of the Year’ award

Posted on 11th November, by epalmer in Champagne Taittinger. No Comments

The judging panel for the awards included; Justin Llewelyn, ambassador for Champagne, Taittinger Sarah-Jane Evans, MW and wine editor of BBC Good Food and Olive Magazine, Andrew Warren, managing director, Condé Nast Johansens and Fiona Patrick, client services director for …


CHAMPAGNE PRODUCERS BACK TO RECORD GROWTH BY 2013

Posted on 11th November, by epalmer in Uncategorized. 1 Comment

Champagne producers expect to be back to record growth by 2013, according to expert Giles Fallowfield.

Fallowfield said producers say they’ll make between 315 and 320 million bottles this year, and are estimating they’ll have made a full recovery to …


CHAMPAGNE SALES SET TO SPARKLE IN AUSTRALIA

Posted on 8th November, by epalmer in Uncategorized. No Comments

Australian consumers are being treated to considerable reductions in Champagne prices and the latest research figures suggest they are making the most of it.

According to market researchers Nielsen the average price of Champagne has fallen by over eight percent …


A Girl’s Guide To Champagne

Posted on 4th November, by epalmer in Champagne, Women and Champagne. 11 Comments

Basic Essentials

A Girls Guide To Champagne was developed for women to feel confident in having some basic knowledge on champagne in a social setting, or choosing from diverse selections of champagne from a wine list or wine store. These …



TOP FOUR CHAMPAGNES MOST CELLAR-WORTHY FOR 2010 by Editors of Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Posted on 3rd November, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Dom Perignon, Champagne Moët & Chandon. No Comments

[of Top 100 Cellar Selections]

#6
Henriot 1996 Cuvée des Enchanteleurs Brut $185. With all the extreme intensity of this vintage, this wine brings even more. The start of cookie yeast and toast character, a vibrant mineral texture, hints of …


Thursday, October 28th, 2010: A day to Remember – Champagne Day Around the World ** Before you pop the cork, there are a few basic rules:

Posted on 27th October, by epalmer in Uncategorized. 1 Comment

• Glasses should be clean and free of any traces of detergent or rinsing agent [could cause Champagne to flatten]

• Avoid all forms of perfume, i.e., personal or room fragrance [these will interfere with the appreciation of the aromas]…



Dom Pérignon : FIVE STARS

Posted on 20th October, by epalmer in Champagne Dom Perignon. No Comments

Gathering stars around Dom Pérignon was the idea for the European launch on Oct 6 of our new campaign: Never Stop Reaching For The Stars. Such a star-studded event found a perfect setting with the Paris Observatory—the former Royal Observatory …



Taste the First French Wine of 2010 (Beaujolais Nouveau)

Posted on 17th October, by epalmer in Uncategorized. No Comments

France is undoubtedly the most famous wine-producing country in the world and Beaujolais is one of their most popular red wines. Each year at one minute past midnight on the third Thursday of November over a million cases of Beaujolais …


Making Dom Perignon – The Harvest Has Ended

Posted on 11th October, by epalmer in Uncategorized. No Comments

The harvest ended more than one week ago: I wish we could rest and enjoy the current Indian summer but there is still a lot of work to be done. Bringing the crop in is a real achievement in itself, …


Recent Victory for Comité Interprofession du Vin de Champagne (CIVC) against Andrélon’s ‘Champagne’ Shampoo

Posted on 11th October, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

Victory for the Comité Interprofession du Vin de Champagne (CIVC) last Friday in summary proceedings before the Presiding Judge of the District Court The Hague (P.H. Blok) against Unilever Nederland B.V., producer of Andrélon’s 70th anniversary ‘Champagne shampoo’. Some of …


~ WINE INSURANCE: PROTECTING YOUR LIQUID ASSETS ~ by Julian Hitner and Liz Palmer

Posted on 19th September, by epalmer in Wine Collecting, Wine Insurance. No Comments

In case the worst happens …

From time to time a private collector will ask me to review his or her wine collection; to examine its content, evaluate the bottles, offer a few pointers on proper storage techniques, wine recommendations …



Champagne Harvest 2010

Posted on 14th September, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

September 13th, 2010 the Champagne Harvest has begun.

Sonia Smith (Champagne Bureau Director) has stated that “Due to a frost that we had earlier in 2010, the development of the grapes was slightly delayed this year,” and that the “Harvests …


Champagne Expert Coming To New Zealand To Share Secrets

Posted on 6th September, by epalmer in Uncategorized. No Comments

Communications Director for Piper-Heidsieck, Christian Holthausen is coming to New Zealand to educate New Zealanders on the art of serving and drinking champagne.

The American-born champagne expert divides his time between Maison Piper-Heidsieck in Reims, France and traveling the four …


Energy Efficiency in the Champagne Industry

Posted on 2nd September, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

The New York Times reports that Champagne bottlers are reducing the weight and carbon footprint of the bottles used to contain their product:

The current retooling, which uses 65 fewer grams (2.3 ounces) of glass, is in response to a …



The Moet Rosé Lounge Presents NE-YO’s Champagne Life

Posted on 31st August, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Moët & Chandon. No Comments

An exclusive seven-city series celebrating the launch of Libra Scale.

Moet & Chandon, the world’s premier champagne since 1743, and Def Jam Grammy-award winning singer, songwriter, composer, producer and actor NE-YO announce their collaboration on a seven-city fall event series, …


A Greener Champagne Bottle

Posted on 31st August, by epalmer in Champagne. 1 Comment

Deep below a lush landscape of ripening Champagne grapes, Thierry Gasco, the master vintner for Pommery, ran his finger over the shoulders of a dark green bottle that looked just like the thousands of others reposing in his chilly subterranean …


DOUBLE, DOUBLE TOIL AND BUBBLE

Posted on 29th August, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

If the world is headed for a double-dip recession, champagne drinkers are either oblivious to the threat or partying like there is no tomorrow until all comes crashing down.

Trade body Comite interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne (CIVC) has reported …


BEST WAY TO POUR CHAMPAGNE? “Down the Side”

Posted on 28th August, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

There has been a long-standing disagreement over the best way to pour a glass of champagne…the evidence is now in as of August 11, 2010! Scientists in France have recently reported that pouring champagne in an angled, down-the-side way is …


CHAMPAGNE PROCEEDS WITH CAUTION :: Shipments are up, but the industry sets limits on grape yields for the 2010 harvest

Posted on 27th August, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Louis Roederer, Champagne Taittinger. No Comments

People looking for signs of economic recovery watch unemployment figures or housings sales or retail figures. In the wine industry, many look to Champagne sales. Demand is increasing for Champagne in the United States. Imports from the region nearly doubled …



CHAMPAGNE CHARLIE

Posted on 23rd August, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

Les Americains might still be teetotalers if it weren’t for Champagne Charlie, who filled flutes to the brim across the Atlantic rim when he visited the Etats-Unis. The Age of Innocence didn’t know what hit them when the fun-loving francophone …



CHAMPAGNE WINK !

Posted on 18th August, by epalmer in Uncategorized. No Comments



BRANSON B. HIP-HOP’S UNOFFICIAL SOMMELIER HAS LAUNCHED HIS OWN CHAMPAGNE BRAND

On a ragged stretch of sidewalk in northwest Harlem across the street from a dingy bodega, a weathered wooden door separates the outside world from an oenophiles’ wonderland. A homemade bar dominates the room, backed by walls plastered with cutouts …



CHAMPAGNE CHRISTENING

Posted on 17th August, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

The custom of breaking a bottle of wine over a ship’s bow as it is being launched dates back to the late 17th century, champagne replacing wine in more modern times.

Initially the Navy ‘baptized’ their ships with a ‘standing …


Leon Bakst’s “Luncheon” 1902

Posted on 14th August, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

reflects Champagne’s fashionable status beautifully!

Liz Palmer …



BEST WAY TO POUR CHAMPAGNE? ‘DOWN THE SIDE’ WINS FIRST SCIENTIFIC TEST IN REIMS, FRANCE

Posted on 11th August, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

In a RECENT study that may settle a long-standing disagreement over the best way to pour a glass of champagne, scientists in France are reporting that pouring bubbly in an angled, down-the-side way is best for preserving its taste and …


TOP 10 CHAMPAGNES AND OTHER BUBBLY SERVED ON INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHTS FOR 2010

Posted on 5th August, by epalmer in Uncategorized. No Comments

Lanson Noble Cuvée Brut Millésime 1999 – Jet Airways

Lanson Brut Vintage 1998, Gold Label – Qatar Airways

Bortolomiol Prosecco di Valdobbiadene NV, Italy – Alitalia

Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve NV – British Airways

Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve NV – Oman …


LIST OF TOP WINES AND CHAMPAGNES SERVED ON INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHTS FOR 2010

Posted on 5th August, by epalmer in Champagne. 2 Comments

Wines on the Wing

A panel of 30 judges swirl, sip, taste and ponder wines served by airlines around the world to declare the winners of Global Traveler’s annual Wines on the Wing International Business-class Airline Wine Competition.
Wines on …


MAKE YOUR SUMMER MOVIE EXPERIENCE SPARKLE – SIP CHAMPAGNE DURING THIS SEASON’S BLOCKBUSTERS!

Posted on 18th July, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

AS summer heats up, this season’s movies give you a chance to escape as films like Sex and the City 2 and Pirates of the Caribbean 4 transport you to exotic destinations like Abu Dhabi and the high seas. And …


Champagne Outing ‘In Style’ with four Sommeliers, one Apprentissage Sommelier and one Jazz Pianist

As a practising (and practical) Sommelier, it has long been a rule of mine to confine my examination of fine wines to dry land only, citing the importance of dexterity and balance; in other words avoiding, for instance, tasting delicate, …



Champagne Bar – Beijing

Posted on 9th July, by epalmer in Uncategorized. No Comments

With gorgeous hard woods, caramel marble paneling and flaxen blown-glass ceiling sculptures, Champagne Bar evokes its bubbly namesake at every turn.

The Champagne list is impressive from Moët & Chandon (¥988—prices exclude service charge) to Dom Pérignon Oenotheque 1975 (¥18,958). …



Ruinart’s Champagne Art

Posted on 9th July, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

Ruinart has launched “Collection Prestige” and made their Blanc de Blanc champagne a collectors item by having Milan-based artist Patricia Urquiola create a Fil d’Or or Golden Thread bottle stopper. Urquiola was inspired by the twisting motion used to manufacture …



This Bastille Day, Toast a Different Sort of French Revolution: “Grower Champagne”

Posted on 29th June, by epalmer in Champagne, Grower Champagnes. No Comments

This Bastille Day, toast a different sort of French revolution: “Grower Champagne,” the underdog out to mount a coup d’état against the monarchy of big champagne houses. Of the 15,000 grape growers in the region, historically few have bottled their …


Part I – Yacht Club de France: History; Location; Racing; Library & Membership

Posted on 26th June, by epalmer in Champagne, International Travel, Taittinger, Yacht Clubs. 3 Comments

Philippe COURT, Président,
Yacht Club de France

The Grande foyer of this highly prestigious club is adorned with trophies, cups, sculptures, paintings and half-hull models (of its members).

HISTORY
Yacht Club De France (YCF) was founded in 1867 during the …


Crisp and Refreshing Summer Wines

Posted on 25th June, by epalmer in Champagne, Wine. No Comments

Once summer starts, our desire to find crisp and refreshing quaff for entertaining has us scrambling to the local liquor store. The thought of drinking a glass of heavy red now feels just that – heavy! Syrah? Super Tuscan?. Cabernet …



UNLESS YOU WANT TO END UP WITH MADEIRA OR VINEGAR, HERE ARE 6 BASIC RULES FOR WINE STORAGE ON YOUR BOAT

Posted on 25th June, by epalmer in Wine, Wine Storage, Yacht Clubs. 3 Comments

This article came about by trial and error, research, and the experiences of local and international sailors who enjoy a glass or two of wine after a day at sea.
.
Firstly, it is important to note that wine is …



Flowering – Making Dom Perignon

Posted on 25th June, by epalmer in Champagne Bars. No Comments

The flowering is in progress and going well for the time being. Some early terroirs have flowered last week (around June 16-18), for example the Chardonnays near Avize and Le Mesnil, whereas others are flowering as I’m writing, mostly the …



Bubbles With Altitude – Champagne Taittinger’s Recent Bubble Experiment

Posted on 16th June, by epalmer in Champagne, Taittinger. 2 Comments

Champagne Taittinger recently carried out an experiment in their hot air balloon into the effects of altitude on bubbles in Champagne. The balloon soared to 10,000 ft, its highest UK ascent, to study the size and speed of bubble formation …


Lanson is the Official Champagne of Wimbledon

Posted on 15th June, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

Champagne Lanson celebrates 250 years this year having been founded in 1760. As one of the few houses still producing in the original “non-malolactic” style that was once the norm in Champagne. Lanson has been proudly sponsoring Wimbledon since 1977.…


The Fairmont Nile City just launched a new Champagne Bar

Posted on 11th June, by epalmer in Champagne Bars. No Comments

The Fairmont Nile City has a new Champagne Bar with a fabulous little trio, led by singer Princess Soi-Soi, and a list of killer cocktails.

Whether it’s pre-drinks for Tamarai (a bar at the Nile City Towers) or an after …


HOW TO READ A CHAMPAGNE LABEL

Posted on 10th June, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Labels. No Comments

Champagne labeling laws differ from other parts of France because the entire region falls under a single AOP, the protected term ‘Champagne’ and the wines are categorized according to styles rather than designations. Here the status of the producer is …


New Champagne Sensory Afternoon Tea Available at London’s Four West End Hotels

Posted on 9th June, by epalmer in Champagne. 1 Comment

The world’s oldest Champagne house has joined with luxury fragrance house Miller Harris to offer the Ruinart and Miller Harris Sensory Tea at a handful of London’s West End hotels: The Soho Hotel, Haymarket Hotel, Charlotte Street Hotel and Covent …



Bubble War – Is it Champagne or Sparkling Wine?

Posted on 9th June, by epalmer in Champagne Labels. No Comments

Wine labeling remains a highly confusing affair.

The challenges range from the place-specific labels on most French, Italian and Spanish wines (such as Montrachet, Chianti and Rioja) that require a good deal of knowledge to understand what’s actually in the …


Searcy’s is Europe’s Longest Champagne Bar

Posted on 8th June, by epalmer in Champagne, Champagne Bars. No Comments

Situated within one of our most favoured English Heritage sites at St Pancras Station, you can find champagne lovers paradise. Searcy’s Champagne bar boasts the largest selection of Grand Marque houses available in the UK, twenty of which can be …



VIAGRA IS CHAMPAGNE’S MAJOR THREAT

Posted on 8th June, by epalmer in Champagne, Taittinger. No Comments

Champagne’s stiffest competition comes not from Prosecco, Cava or English sparkling wine – but from Viagra, according to Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger.

Speaking at the Reuters Global Luxury Summit last week, the Taittinger chief executive also predicted that Champagne exports to China …


SCIENCE TEAM MEASURES BUBBLES

Posted on 1st June, by epalmer in Uncategorized. 1 Comment

The mystery surrounding what happens when bubbles collide has finally been busted. And knowing how bubbles bounce apart and fuse together could improve the quality of ice-cream and champagne as well as increase efficiency in the mining industry.

In research …



Boutique Champagne House of Boizel – A Small Champagne House Which Has Survived The Test of Time

Posted on 30th May, by epalmer in Champagne. 1 Comment

In our world of mergers and takeovers, there are few champagne houses with the original founding family still overseeing the day-to-day business. The house of Boizel, run by the fifth generation of the founder, is a hidden gem. Well known …



US Champagne Sales Start To Sparkle Again

Posted on 29th May, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

WASHINGTON — US champagne sales are bubbling, with strong gains in the first two months of the year, according to the trade group for the producers.

The US Champagne Bureau, part of the French-based CIVC trade group, said January 2010 …


La Route du Champagne en fete 2010 Cote des Bar! 24 en 25 juli

Posted on 16th May, by epalmer in Champagne. 2 Comments

Starts: Saturday July 24, 2010, 08:00AM
Ends: Sunday July 25, 2010, 05:00PM
Location: La Route du Champagne en fete 2010 Cote des Bar! 24 en 25 juli rue de la gare 10 Landreville,
CHAMPAGNE-ARDENNE 10110 FR
Intended For: Everybody who …


Top Five Champagne Bars in London

Posted on 10th May, by epalmer in Champagne. 3 Comments

Traveling to London this year… why not stop by and visit one of the top five Champagne Bars!

This list was created by Elly Webster of The Handbook (www.thehandbook.co.uk):

1) Beaufort House

2) St Pancras Grand Champagne Bar

3) Mews …


The LIWF Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary In One Week – List of Attending Champagne Houses

Posted on 10th May, by epalmer in Uncategorized. No Comments

One of the world’s most important wine trade events for importers, merchants, producers, agents, restaurateurs, wholesalers, sommeliers, in fact everyone whose work brings them in direct contact with wine and spirits, no other event offers the same opportunity to taste, …


Bud break In Champagne-Ardenne (Aube)

Posted on 8th May, by epalmer in Aube, Reims, Epernay. No Comments

A new cycle is under way – the vines are budding vigorously. The winter has been long and cold, with a very short spring this year. The current weather is more summer-related, and the sudden growth of the vegetation is …


Top Five Airport Lounges

Posted on 6th May, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

Cathay Pacific’s “The Wing” at Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong

43,000-square-foot open-air space; private cabins with bed and shower; full-service day spa; complimentary WiFi; four restaurants, and a library.

British Airways First Class Concorde Room at Heathrow Airport, England


THE NEXT FOOD TREND: Veuve Clicquot Eclairs

Posted on 6th April, by epalmer in Champagne Veuve Clicquot. No Comments

2009 was the year of the cupcake – 2010 is shaping up to be the year of the eclair.

But before you start salivating about the simple delights of choux pastry, lashings of fresh cream and icing, this year’s variation …


’90 Dom Pérignon Rosé Œnothèque Pairs With Riedel Pinot Noir Vinum XL

Posted on 4th April, by epalmer in Champagne, Riedel. No Comments

Glasses are definitely a key part of wine tasting. Finding the right glass for each individual wine could well be the hobby of many wine geeks, still for me it is also crucial to provide the best possible experience to …


ROSÉ WINES …. SO VERY VERSATILE

Posted on 2nd April, by epalmer in Wine. No Comments

Rosé is being rediscovered as a fun, versatile wine that complements today’s lifestyles.

How Rosé is made

Red grapes are crushed and the skins remain in contact with the juice for two to three days. The grapes are then pressed, …


WINES FOR EASTER

Posted on 2nd April, by epalmer in Wine. No Comments

Easter is a sign that spring has finally arrived and also is a time for family celebration. Traditional Easter menus center around either a roasted ham or lamb, begging the question, “Which wine goes best with either the roasted ham …


Angel Champagne – Mariah Carey’s Latest Business Venture

Posted on 21st March, by epalmer in Uncategorized. No Comments

Yes, Champagne. She’s following Francis Ford Coppola‘s path.

Angel Champagne will be introduced in the United States this Spring. Angel has been blended and cellared in Reims, France. Currently, it’s sold in Europe in liters and jeroboam bottles.

Give Mariah …


The World’s Most Expensive Champagne

Posted on 21st March, by epalmer in Uncategorized. 2 Comments

Shipwrecked 1907 Heidsieck.

These hundred year old bottles of Champagne from the Heidsieck vineyard took over eighty years to reach their destination. Shipped to the Russian Imperial family in 1916. A shipwreck off the coast of Finland caused this Champagne …


Recent comments from Brenda Wood, Founder, Editor-in-chief, HEART Business Journal For Women®…

Posted on 10th March, by epalmer in Uncategorized. No Comments

Hi Liz,…

“Looking forward to hearing from you and thank you again for your continued support and commitment to HEART BJFW. I received a number of comments about how festive and interesting the Champagne feature came across. Very intelligent and …


Bordeaux Under One Roof (Toronto) Interview with Pascal Loridon, Marketing Director, Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB) by Liz Palmer

Posted on 4th March, by epalmer in Bordeaux. No Comments

October 28, 2009, Polson Pier, Solarium, 11 Polson St. Toronto

The venue surprised me – it had a stunning view looking out onto Lake Ontario with lots of natural light. The Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB) hosted a wine tasting/seminar in …


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What is Organic Wine ?

Posted on 1st March, by epalmer in Uncategorized. No Comments

Organic wines are produced by using only organically grown grapes. There are strict rules that govern the winemaking process, such as hand-harvesting, the types of yeasts to be used during fermentation, abstaining from all chemical substances such as herbicides, fungicides …


My interview with Ms Morgane Fleury (of the Biodynamic Champagne House Fleury Père Et Fils)

Posted on 1st March, by epalmer in Uncategorized. 1 Comment

I caught up with Ms Morgane Fleury (of the Champagne House Fleury Père Et Fils) in Toronto, Ontario on November 13, 2009 to discuss their Biodynamic Champagne House.

Biodynamism is becoming more acceptable in the wine community. The underlying principles …


A Champagne Moment …. Olympic men’s hockey

Posted on 1st March, by epalmer in Uncategorized. No Comments

Canada takes the gold medal against USA ! …


Valentine’s Day – Pairing Wine with Chocolate

Posted on 14th February, by epalmer in Champagne, Wine. No Comments

When pairing wines with chocolate for Valentine’s Day match lighter, more elegant flavored chocolate with lighter-bodied wines; likewise, the stronger the chocolate, the more full-bodied wine.

White Chocolate
White chocolate tends to be mellow and buttery in flavor, making it …


Champagne and 2010

Posted on 1st January, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

In choosing Champagne for 2010 celebrations the amount of dosage added after the second fermentation as well as aging dictates the sweetness level of Champagne. The label sets out the level of sweetness as follows:
• Brut Natural or Brut …


Bubble Love

Posted on 25th October, by epalmer in Champagne. No Comments

CHAMPAGNE has launched thousands of ships, toasted billions of weddings, special occasions, and special moments between two people – Champagne is the wine of celebration. No other wine is associated with joy and festivity. Its meaning is truly universal.
TAKE …


October 3rd, 2009 Single Malt Nosing

Posted on 13th October, by epalmer in Uncategorized. No Comments

PCYC – SMN Oct 3 09My first single malt event was a success -

PCYC’S 1ST SINGLE MALT NOSING

By David Mair, Global Brand Ambassador
(Some say that “malt whisky runs through David Mair’s veins”)
Saturday, October 3rd, 2009
3:30 …


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Event – Wine Panel Tasting with: Liz Palmer, Paul Singer (Wine Baron) of Wine and Leisure and Hilde Singer

Posted on 9th August, by epalmer in Wine, Wine and Leisure. No Comments

Event Wine Panel Tasting with: Liz Palmer,  Paul Singer (Wine Baron) of Wine and Leisure and Hilde Singer
Date/Time June 13, 2009 – 2:00 PM – 4:40 pm
Venue Aboard Déjà vu (PCYC)
The Food Various cheeses, crackers, baguette and


Air France “l’Espace Affaires”- Crossing the Ocean in Style

Posted on 28th June, by epalmer in Champagne. 2 Comments

April 9th2009 and I am beginning my ten-day journey to Paris, the Champagne Region ofFrance andBelgium. I am flying “l’Espace Affaires” (business class) fromToronto toParis, and looking forward to the “business class  travel” experience with Air France.AF Dinner

Settling into a large comfortable seat


Summer Wine Temperatures With Tips & Suggestions

Posted on 23rd June, by epalmer in Champagne, Wine. No Comments

We are in the depths of summer – the sweltering heat and heavy air does something to our palates.  During these months we tend to crave a colder, lighter, more refreshing high-acid white or rosé than the full-bodied red.  I …


Summer Wine and Cheese Pairings

Posted on 23rd June, by epalmer in Champagne, Wine. No Comments

Wine and Cheese are a classic combination – both are products of fermentation. Both may be consumed fresh and young, or in their more abstruse forms when they have aged and matured.  Here are basic pairing guidelines that have been …


5 SUMMER MUST HAVES WINES

Posted on 25th May, by epalmer in Uncategorized. No Comments

IT IS TIME to break out the summer wines. The desire to find a crisp and refreshing quaff to drink on your boats or for the patio has me scrambling to the cellar and the local wine store. The thought


Think Pink: It’s Spring – Let’s Talk Rosé

Posted on 25th May, by epalmer in Uncategorized. 2 Comments

 Rosé season is back – YES!   When our boats get cleaned and launched, our gardens get attention, baseball returns and the BBQ season has started up, it’s time to uncork Rosé.

Rosé makes a surprisingly good food match. They are


Paris, Belgium and Champagne Region Restaurant Reviews …coming soon

Posted on 28th April, by epalmer in Uncategorized. No Comments

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Posted on 28th April, by epalmer in Uncategorized. 1 Comment

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