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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”

The concept of « Cru » in Champagne

What is a cru ? What is the difference between a « Champagne Premier Cru » and a « Champagne Grand Cru » ? Envie de Champ Mag helps you to understand this concept which is mentioned on each bottle of champagne. In Champagne,… Continue Reading “The concept of « Cru » in Champagne”

Champagne… A color ?

Gold, beige, sand, straw yellow, intense yellow… every shade of Champagne is visible. However, the Comité Interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne is strict, the « Champagne » color doesn’t exist: « Wines of Champagne have indeed too many different shades to be able to create a word… Continue Reading “Champagne… A color ?”

2002, an exceptional vintage for Champagne


Every oenologists, Cellar Master and winemakers agree on one point: 2002 is the greatest vintage since 1996 in Champagne. The weather was fantastic and very solar on that particular year, with evenly warm seasons, without heat warm and a mild winter despite some frosts… Continue Reading “2002, an exceptional vintage for Champagne”

A rosé biscuit from Reims to accompany your glass of champagne ?

In any occasion, our Envie de Champagne comes with a desire of a special sweet, a speciality of Champagne : the Rose Biscuit de Reims. This rose rectangle finds its origin in 1690, when bakers from the city of Reims used to make use of… Continue Reading “A rosé biscuit from Reims to accompany your glass of champagne ?”

NM, RC, RM… Champagne’s mentions

On every bottle of champagne is written mentions and some words, among which the name of professional category who took care of the bottle. This indication is always represented by 2 letters followed by a registration number issued by the Comité Champagne (Champagne Comity),… Continue Reading “NM, RC, RM… Champagne’s mentions”

« Message on a bottle » from De Venoge Champagne.


  For Father’s Day on June 21st or Mothers’s Day on June 7th, or simply to write a kind note to the beloved one, Maison Champagne de Venoge created a special box case « Message on a bottle ». Maison Champagne de Venoge has an… Continue Reading “« Message on a bottle » from De Venoge Champagne.”

How to store your champagne at home?


Even if there’s always a good reason to enjoy champagne (found on Envie de Champagne!), it is also important to understand where to store your bottles before tasting. You will find below some interesting tips and advises: Store your bottles away from vibrations, far… Continue Reading “How to store your champagne at home?”

Champagne Jacquesson : the cuvees launched in 2020

One cuvée per year ! This is the choice of Maison Jacquesson, to create the very best only. A unique blend, representing almost the entire production of the domain and completed by some reserve wines. A late disgorgement cuvée and the Lieux-dits cuvées are available… Continue Reading “Champagne Jacquesson : the cuvees launched in 2020”

In May… Drink Champagne !

Spring has arrived with fruits and colored vegetables! End of the year celebrations and Christmas are not the only occasions to enjoy a bottle of champagne ! The e-magazine Envie de Champagne gives you some ideas for season’s products and champagne pairings. If there’s a… Continue Reading “In May… Drink Champagne !”