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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 ?”

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 ?”