Sunday, September 11, 2011
All About Champagne
My journey was part of a journalist trip, sponsored by the Center for Wine Origins and CIVC, and we stayed in historic Reims, though we also traveled to several other villages in the region. Our itinerary included visits to eight Champagne Houses, Cooperatives and Growers, including Penet-Chardonnet, Philipponnat, Mailly Grand Cru, Bruno Paillard, Nicolas Feuillatte, Pierre Gimonnet, Jacquesson and Collard-Picard. We met winery owners and winemakers, toured vineyards and cellars, tasted many different Champagnes, paired Champagnes with our meals, learned much and had great fun.
An Early History of Champagne: Part 1
An Early History of Champagne: Part 2
An Early History of Champagne: Part 3
Bound for France: Champagne!
Rant: Protecting Champagne From The U.S.: (Part 2)
Ten Things You Should Know About Champagne
Six More Things You Should Know About Champagne
Grower Champagne: Viva La Revolución!
Champagne Day: October 28 (Plus a Contest!)
Champagne Collard-Picard: The Sublime Cuvee des Archives
Pierre Gimonnet & Fils: Trésors de Champagne
Champagne Bruno Paillard: The Art of Assemblage
Rant: Barefoot Cellars, Avoiding My Champagne Questions
Rant: Protecting Champagne From The U.S.
Rant: Champagne is Elitist
The Widow Clicquot & Champagne