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10 Refreshing Low-Dosage Champagnes for the Hottest Summer Days

Refreshing champagne for the summer

Summer is the season of great joy and carefree celebration. It is also the time of the year when we are all craving for refreshment, from crunchy salads and ice cream all the way to a cold drink that lifts our spirit. But what… Continue Reading “10 Refreshing Low-Dosage Champagnes for the Hottest Summer Days”

How do you like your rosé champagne: blended or macerated?

champagne rosé d'assemblage or champagne rosé de saignée

Blue skies, no clouds on the horizon, plenty of sunshine and a lazy weekend, or even holiday, in sight. Sounds like the perfect time to enjoy some juicy rosé champagne! A glass of bright-colored fizz is the most versatile fit for those warm days… Continue Reading “How do you like your rosé champagne: blended or macerated?”

Portrait: Champagne Salon

Champagne Salon © Photo: S. Köhler

Right in the epicenter of Champagne’s Côte des Blancs, the chalky coast known for its mineral, vibrantly tense, and enormously age-worthy Chardonnay, you can find one of the most sought-after champagne houses on the road of the most prestigious Grand Cru villages: Champagne Salon. … Continue Reading “Portrait: Champagne Salon”

Barbecue and Champagne: A Sizzling Match!

Champagne and barbecue is a sizzling match

Summer has arrived and warm, sunny days leave us daydreaming about joyful outdoor pleasures: light-hearted garden parties, spontaneous bike tours, creative picnics, extended days by the sea, and most of all: barbecues, the smoky-savory happy hours of summer when we bring friends and family… Continue Reading “Barbecue and Champagne: A Sizzling Match!”

In the Spotlight: Champagne Drappier

A peaceful landscape and preserved vineyards surround Champagne Drappier in Urville © Photo: Champagne Drappier

Not far from Burgundy, situated on the calm side roads of the Aube department, the so-called Côte des Bar sub-region of southern Champagne hides a worldwide renowned champagne house in its peaceful, preserved environment: Champagne Drappier in the tiny village of Urville. Far off… Continue Reading “In the Spotlight: Champagne Drappier”

A Champagne Breakfast for Mother’s Day

Champagne breakfast table for Mother's Day

Some say Mother’s Day is nothing but a commercial invention, and others embrace the occasion to celebrate their mothers with a festive day. Fact is: all mothers deserve to be honored for the unconditional love, care, and attention they bless us with, and Mother’s… Continue Reading “A Champagne Breakfast for Mother’s Day”

The Lost Grapes of Champagne: Rediscovering Arbane, Petit Meslier, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Gris


As true champagne enthusiasts, we usually don’t say many words when a glass of fine champagne floods our palate: clinking glasses, a sound of appreciation, and a short moment with closed eyes sufficiently express our moment of joy. When it comes to more elaborate… Continue Reading “The Lost Grapes of Champagne: Rediscovering Arbane, Petit Meslier, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Gris”

Why is the Champagne cork shaped like a Mushroom?

« Champagne »… « Champignon »… Almost the same word in French! But there’s no relation at all between cork’s shape and its etymology! The role of the cork is essential; it’s the guardian of the quality of the wine. The corking must ensure the perfect sealing of… Continue Reading “Why is the Champagne cork shaped like a Mushroom?”

Sunday’s brunch at Ruinart’s

For the first time, Maison Ruinart organizes a brunch every weekend until October 31st, taking place in the garden, close to the Chardonnay vineyard which is the emblem of the House. From the art of table dressing to the linen towels embroidered with the… Continue Reading “Sunday’s brunch at Ruinart’s”

Bollinger, 2012, une Grande Année


Maison Bollinger was founded in 1829 by Athanase de Villermont in association with Joseph Bollinger and Paul Renaudin. Bollinger kept its family spirit over the years. James Bond lovers knows how famous is this Maison, but for true champagne connoisseurs, Bollinger is above all… Continue Reading “Bollinger, 2012, une Grande Année”