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Tag Archives: champagne
Stealing Your Kids’ Hallowe’en Candy and Pairing it with Alcohol; How Low Can 2020 Go?
In the good old days, after I’d convinced my children that I had to do a ‘safety check’ on their Hallowe’en haul after they’d gone off to bed, I would then sit down with my favourite adult beverage in hand, … Continue reading
Posted in OTHER Tagged Beaujolais, bubbles, Cabernet Sauvignon, champagne, chardonnay, cream sherry, Gamay Noir, Gewurztraminer, halloween, Lambrusco, merlot, pairing, pinot noir, Prosecco, PX Sherry, riesling, rose, sauvignon blanc, sparkling wine, wine pairing 2 Comments
Blanc de Blancs, Brut, Petit Lebrun et Fils RM, Grand Cru, Avize, Champagne, France, NV, 12% abv., US$50
It’s not every day you get into a graduate degree program. This extraordinary feat demanded I bring out the heavy artillery in honour of Jenna’s acceptance letter to an MSc in Genetic Counselling program at University of Toronto. The Petit … Continue reading
Posted in Champagne, Chardonnay, France, WHITE Tagged Avize, blanc de blancs, brut, Brut Grand Cru, bubbles, champagne, chardonnay, Epernay, france, Grand Cru, Petit Lebrun et Fils, sparking wine, Veronique and Richard Lebrun 13 Comments
Champagne, Brut, Nicolas Maillart, Premier Cru, Millésime, Champagne AC, France, 2007, 12.5% abv.
Coco Chanel probably said it best when she remarked, “I only drink champagne on two occasions. When I am in love and when I am not.” Champagne just makes everything better. Always. Some people have said to me that they … Continue reading
Posted in Champagne, Chardonnay, France, Pinot Noir, RED, WHITE Tagged 2007, brut, bubbles, champagne, Champagne AC, chardonnay, france, Grower Champagne, Millesime, Nicolas Maillart, pinot noir, Premier Cru, Recolant Manipulant, RM, vintage 4 Comments
Chardonnay, Pur Prisme, Guiborat Fils, Grand Cru, RM, Cramant, Champagne AC, France, 12.5% abv. US$45
This Champagne was created by Richard Fouquet, a 5th generation vigneron and récoltant manipulant (someone who grows his own grapes, makes his own wine and markets them under his own name) in Cramant. We visited Richard and his wife Karine … Continue reading
Posted in Champagne, Chardonnay, France, OTHER, WHITE Tagged champagne, Champagne AC, chardonnay, Cramant, france, Grand Cru, Grower Champagne, Guiborat Fils, Pur Prisme, Recolant Manipulant, RM 2 Comments
Champagne, Perrier-Jouët, Brut, Belle Epoque, Epernay, Champagne AC, France, 2006, 12.5% abv.
Over two centuries, Perrier-Jouët has only had seven cellar masters. It was also the first House to create a dry Champagne in 1856. Then there are its famous art-nouveau bottles – and this one has been hand-painted. Since 1902 when … Continue reading
Posted in Champagne, Chardonnay, France, Sparkling Wine, WHITE Tagged 12.5% abv, 2006, Belle Epoque, brut, bubbles, champagne, Champagne AC, Epernay, france, Perrier-Jouët, sparkling wine 2 Comments
Brut Vintage, Gold Label, Lanson, Champagne AC, France, 1999, US$75.00
I was awarded this bottle, oh yes I was… along with an engraved decanter for having the highest overall score in 2014 for WSET graduates in BC. As someone who doesn’t even work in the industry (alas, the blog doesn’t … Continue reading
Posted in Champagne, Chardonnay, France, Pinot Noir Tagged brut, bubbles, champagne, france, gold label, Lanson, sparking wine, vintage 2 Comments
Pinot Noir, Cumières Rouge, Champagne Geoffroy, Coteaux Champenois AC, Champagne, France, 12.5% abv.
This is actually THE bottle that is the pictured headliner on this very site. I snapped that picture in June 2014 when visiting Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy, his lovely wife and tribe of spirited daughters in Aÿ. The cork used is a traditional … Continue reading
Posted in France, OTHER, Pinot Noir, RED Tagged champagne, Champagne Geoffroy, Coteaux Champenois AC, Cumières Rouge, france, Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy, pinot noir, red wine Leave a comment
Gaston Chiquet, Tradition Brut, Premier Cru, Dizy, Champagne, France, RM, 12.5% abv, NV (Magnum) @ Marquis Wine Cellars
A grower-producer from the cool named, Dizy located just north of Épernay, the Chiquet family has been growing vines and making Champagne for generations. The current crop of Chiquets include brothers Antoine and Nicolas with Antoine’s daughter Marion. Their 23 ha … Continue reading
Posted in Champagne, Chardonnay, France, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir Tagged 12.5% abv, champagne, chardonnay, Dizy, france, Gaston Chiquet, Magnum, marquis wine cellars, nv, pinot meunier, pinot noir, Premier Cru, RM, Tradition Brut Leave a comment
Guiborat Fils, Blanc de Blancs, Extra Brut, Grand Cru, Cramant AC, Champagne, France, 2005, 12% abv.
Owned by Richard and Karine Fouquet, this Guiborat Fils Grand Cru vintage champagne is produced from Chardonnay grapes in the quaint French village of Cramant. Richard is the 5th generation of his family to be making champagne and he farms 8 ha … Continue reading
Posted in Champagne, Chardonnay, France, OTHER, WHITE Tagged blanc de blancs, champagne, chardonnay, Cramant, france, Guiborat Fils, vintage 4 Comments
Jacquesson, Cuvée No. 736, Extra Brut, Champagne, France, 12% abv, C$75 @ Marquis
A celebrated Champagne house in operation since 1798, Jacquesson has been owned since 1974 by the Chiquet family and is located in Dizy, just north of Epernay. The family owns 31 ha of vineyards throughout Aÿ, Avize and Oiry, all Grand Crus, … Continue reading
Posted in Champagne, Chardonnay, France, OTHER, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, RED, WHITE Tagged champagne, chardonnay, france, jacquesson, marquis wine cellars, pinot meunier, pinot noir Leave a comment