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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”

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?”