Wine from Champagne, France

Arlaux Champagne

Experiencing Arlaux Champagne

Are you curious about some of the smaller houses in Champagne? Such as Arlaux Champagne? More to the point, have you wondered about how a majority of Pinot Meunier in… More »

Introducing 2007 Vintage Perrier-Jouët’s Belle Epoque

  If it’s true that Champagne is synonymous with luxury, when introducing the 2007 Belle Epoque it seems natural that the setting be the very grand and luxurious new Baccarat Hotel in… More »

Dinner with Piper-Heidsieck Chef de Caves Regis Camus

  What a fantastic, unbelievable opportunity to experience a vertical tasting of Piper-Heidsieck RARE champagne, each glass individually paired with cuisine. This was all in honor of  Chef de Caves… More »

Annual Wine Media Guild Champagne Lunch

Always the high point of the year, Ed McCarthy, author of “Champagne for Dummies,” pulled out all the stops for a fabulous tasting of vintage treasures and brand icons. The… More »

Visiting Nicolas Feuillatte in Champagne

Very excited to have visited this incredible brand in Champagne recently! In fashionable New York circles, Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte is considered one of the best. When I was active in… More »

Visiting Ruinart in Champagne

“Welcome to Ruinart,” says Helga Barroso, an energetic young woman who speaks excellent English and turns out to be quite the enologist (as well as a brilliant historian). Ruinart is… More »

Visiting Vilmart Champagne

I think the turning point for me was when Tom Stevenson wrote that Vilmart was the poor man’s Krug,” says Laurent Champs, looking very elegant on this grey fall day… More »

Champagne and the CIVB:

“We are always looking for new ways to conserve the environment,” says Philippe Wibrotte, PR representative for the CIVB in Champagne. With his dashing good looks,quick smile, and excellent English,… More »

Visiting Billecart-Salmon in Champagne

Welcome!” says gregarious Antoine Roland-Billecart, gliding down the 19th century staircase with the good looks and confidence of a sports star. On the stairwell wall behind him are oval, gilt-framed… More »

Meeting Jean-Marc Lallier-Deutz of Champagne Deutz

“We are trying to find harmony in our Champagne,” says Jean-Marc Lallier-Deutz, a member of the Deutz family who holds – and has held – numerous responsibilities at the house.… More »

Meeting Thierry Roset of Champagne Charles Heidsieck

It is such a treat to visit the gorgeous estate of Champagne Charles Heidsieck! In Champagne, each “house” takes on many different appearances …. … here, at Charles Heidsieck, the… More »

Visiting Champagne Gimonnet

  “Blends are better than single vineyards,” asserts Didier Gimonnett, whose family has been growing vines in Champagne since 1750. Actually, Gimonnet is one of the first “grower Champagnes” I… More »

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