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Safely Saber Champagne

How to Safely Saber a Bottle of Champagne

For those arriving at this article wishing to saber a bottle of Champagne safely then please do read on below. For those wanting to know what to saber means then let’s get this explained straightway: What does saber mean? To saber or the action of Sabrage is the process of opening a Champagne bottle with…

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How To Really Enjoy Champagne

What is Champagne to you? Is it a bottle you pop open on a special occasion, is it something you enjoy once a week with family or friends or is it something you really take your time over and can spend easily 10 minutes on one glass, discovering the aromas and flavours that are expressed…

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Champagne and Cigars

Champagne, Cigars & (Ratafia) Champenois!

Three very big C‘s here in Champagne, Cigars and Champenois (Ratafia) and I wanted to explore how they exhibited themselves when paired together. Just to add to the C collection we also had a fine display of Cheese to enjoy in between each tasting. Champagne will need no introduction and for many will be a…

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What is Blanc de Meunier Champagne

What is Blanc de Meunier Champagne?

Many of us will be familiar with Blanc de Noir (white of black) on a bottle of Champagne, though somewhat a little rarer is the term Blanc de Meunier (white of Meunier). I am sure wine experts and many wine lovers will either know or have guessed it already, but the term of Blanc de…

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The Best Champagne Glass

The Best Champagne Glass Shape for enjoying Bubbly

There is always a debate surrounding the best glass to enjoy Champagne in. For many, and on most occasions, it will simply be the glass that is handy which is the best as most of us will simply want to enjoy the Champagne as it is poured and we will have little interest in studying…

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is Champagne vegan

Is Champagne Vegan?

So firstly, let us delve into what exactly is Veganism. The translation works out as to being a style / type of vegetarian diet that excludes all meat and dairy products including other animal derived ingredients and those foods processed using animal products / labour. There are quite a few yes and no answers to…

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Champagne Truths and Myths

Champagne Truths and Myths

Champagne. Nine letters, two syllables, a region, a name, a wine and a passion… There is something quite special about Champagne. Be it seen as a luxury, an aspiration, a celebration, a tasting experience, a hobby and for many, the benchmark. With some 34,300 hectares of vineyards, the Champagne region holds around 15,000 growers in…

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Rosé de Saignée and Rosé Champagne difference

Differences between Champagne Rosé & Rosé de Saignée

Anyone for some pink fizz? Rosé Champagne is always a popular option and will delight many faces when poured. Full of red berry fruit delights including such descriptions as ‘strawberries and cream’, rosé Champagne is a popular choice from attending matches at Wimbledon to pairing with fine gastronomical desserts. What makes Rosé Champagne ‘pink‘? The…

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Julien Chopin Ratafia Champenois

Ratafias Champenois Julien Chopin

I’m sure that if I mention Champagne then I will be surrounded by many smiling faces expecting to share in the delights of a glass of bubbly or two… but there is another (hidden) gem that Champagne holds – #RatafiaChampenois. What is Ratafia Champenois? Ratafia Champenois is a sweet (fortified style) wine with a minimum…

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