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Wine Enthusiast
1 month ago
Wine

What, Exactly, Does 'Dosage' Mean in Wine?

Dosage is a sweet liquid added to sparkling wines for complexity, flavor, and balance. It varies by producer, region, and desired outcome. [ more ]
Wine Enthusiast
7 months ago
Wine

What Does 'Blanc de Blancs' Mean in Wine?

Blanc de blancs is a sparkling wine made exclusively from white grapes.
There can be a subtle difference between 'blanc de blancs' (made with more than one varietal of white grape) and 'blanc de blanc' (made from a single varietal of white grape). [ more ]
Wine Enthusiast
1 month ago
Wine

What, Exactly, Does 'Dosage' Mean in Wine?

Dosage is a sweet liquid added to sparkling wines for complexity, flavor, and balance. It varies by producer, region, and desired outcome. [ more ]
Wine Enthusiast
7 months ago
Wine

What Does 'Blanc de Blancs' Mean in Wine?

Blanc de blancs is a sparkling wine made exclusively from white grapes.
There can be a subtle difference between 'blanc de blancs' (made with more than one varietal of white grape) and 'blanc de blanc' (made from a single varietal of white grape). [ more ]
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Wine Enthusiast
3 months ago
Wine

Champagne Has Entered Its 'Wherever, Whenever' Era

Champagne is increasingly being consumed daily, shedding its special occasion-only image.
New generation of Champagne makers are working to make Champagne more approachable and less formal. [ more ]
#wine-pairing
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Wine

The Timeless Appeal of Champagne and Fried Chicken

Champagne and fried chicken make an extraordinary pairing due to the contrast in textures and flavors.
Wine rules can be intimidating and unnecessary, hindering people's enjoyment of wine. [ more ]
West Side Rag
4 months ago
Wine

Three Ways to Enjoy Wine on Valentine's Day

Sparkling wine, particularly French Champagne, is a versatile pairing wine that can elevate any meal.
Blanc de Blancs Champagne is made exclusively from white grapes and offers a crisp and elegant flavor profile. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Wine

The Timeless Appeal of Champagne and Fried Chicken

Champagne and fried chicken make an extraordinary pairing due to the contrast in textures and flavors.
Wine rules can be intimidating and unnecessary, hindering people's enjoyment of wine. [ more ]
West Side Rag
4 months ago
Wine

Three Ways to Enjoy Wine on Valentine's Day

Sparkling wine, particularly French Champagne, is a versatile pairing wine that can elevate any meal.
Blanc de Blancs Champagne is made exclusively from white grapes and offers a crisp and elegant flavor profile. [ more ]
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www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
France politics

France has popped its cork at faddy fizz, but it won't last long | Agnes Poirier

Sales of champagne in France have dropped by 21% this year.
French consumers are exploring alternatives to champagne, such as pet nat and other sparkling wines. [ more ]
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Wine Enthusiast
6 months ago
Wine

Biodynamic Bubbles: How Sparkling Wine Producers Are Promoting Sustainability

Champagne has faced backlash for backtracking on its promise to reduce herbicide use.
Biodynamic winemakers prioritize social and environmental responsibility by eliminating the use of harmful chemicals and focusing on the health of their land. [ more ]
Wine Enthusiast
1 week ago
Wine

How a Warming Climate Is Changing the Face of Champagne

Champagne producers are adapting to climate change, creating new wines, and adjusting traditional winemaking techniques to match the evolving fruit characteristics. [ more ]
Wine Enthusiast
6 months ago
Wine

Biodynamic Bubbles: How Sparkling Wine Producers Are Promoting Sustainability

Champagne has faced backlash for backtracking on its promise to reduce herbicide use.
Biodynamic winemakers prioritize social and environmental responsibility by eliminating the use of harmful chemicals and focusing on the health of their land. [ more ]
Wine Enthusiast
1 week ago
Wine

How a Warming Climate Is Changing the Face of Champagne

Champagne producers are adapting to climate change, creating new wines, and adjusting traditional winemaking techniques to match the evolving fruit characteristics. [ more ]
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Wine Enthusiast
7 months ago
Wine

This Rose-Hued Biscuit Is for Dunking in Champagne

The pink biscuit known as Le Biscuit Rose de Reims is traditionally dipped in Champagne for a unique flavor experience.
Maison Fossier, the maker of the biscuit, has been around since the 1690s and was an official baker to King Louis XVI. [ more ]
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Wine Enthusiast
7 months ago
Wine

Don't Overthink Champagne Pairings-Just Add Snacks

Pairing Champagne with simple snacks can create a perfect spread for guests.
Different types of Champagne should be enjoyed in different types of glasses. [ more ]
Frenchly
7 months ago
Wine

Maison Bollinger: The History of France in a Bottle of Champagne - Frenchly

Champagne Bollinger is a renowned and sophisticated choice for celebrations and special moments.
The Bollinger family has a rich history and glamorous reputation, including being James Bond's favorite champagne. [ more ]
Wine Enthusiast
7 months ago
Wine

Don't Overthink Champagne Pairings-Just Add Snacks

Pairing Champagne with simple snacks can create a perfect spread for guests.
Different types of Champagne should be enjoyed in different types of glasses. [ more ]
Frenchly
7 months ago
Wine

Maison Bollinger: The History of France in a Bottle of Champagne - Frenchly

Champagne Bollinger is a renowned and sophisticated choice for celebrations and special moments.
The Bollinger family has a rich history and glamorous reputation, including being James Bond's favorite champagne. [ more ]
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iHeartBerlin.de
7 months ago
Berlin

The New Place for Luxurious Moments: The Moet & Chandon Bar Berlin

Moët & Chandon Bar Berlin has opened in the famous department store KaDeWe in Berlin, following the opening of the first one in Harrods in London last year.
The bar offers an exquisite selection of champagne, cocktails, and delicate snacks, as well as special rarities from the unique infinity wine cellar.
The design of the bar was created by the internationally renowned design studio Yabu Pushelberg. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 week ago
Wine

Champagne, cava, cremant: the 10 best bottles of bubbly for UK election night parties

The article highlights a selection of the best fizzy wines for election night celebrations or commiserations. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 weeks ago
SF drinking

It's Fizzneyland': Walnut Creek has a new Champagne and bubbles bar

Fizz, a champagne and bubbles bar in Walnut Creek, finally opens after delays due to the pandemic and county bureaucracy. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 weeks ago
Wine

Rare bottles of champagne and wine worth up to $140,000 for sale at Sotheby's

Rare champagne auction featuring prized vintages from Pierre Chen's collection at Sotheby's, valued up to $140,000 USD. [ more ]
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