Touring Champagne With Raphael de Vasconcellos

Exploring the Champagne Region is one of the ‘must’ moments for any bubbly lover, but no matter how many times you travel to the region, there are still more Champagne houses and villages to explore, knowing where to start isn’t too difficult, you simply venture to the Avenue de Champagne, the world’s most expensive road…

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The Art of the Second Fermentation in Champagne

Champagne bottles stored in Epernay

The second fermentation in Champagne transforms a still wine into the world-renowned sparkling wine. This critical phase is not only about creating the bubbles that Champagne is famous for but also about influencing the flavor, aroma, and overall quality of the final product. The Biochemical Process At its core, the second fermentation is a biochemical…

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Champagne Louis Roederer

Louis Roederer Cristal Rosé

Louis Roederer [Road-ur-ur], a distinguished Champagne producer situated in Reims, France and traces its origins back to 1776 when it began as Dubois Père & Fils. While its early days were marked by still wine production, the focus soon evolved to embrace the art of crafting fine Champagnes. The business underwent a transformation under the…

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Historical Champagne Women

Madame Pommery Rebecca Rosenberg

Champagne is a universal symbol of celebration par excellence, of love, happy moments, and grand success. It was not until the 19th century that Champagne became what we know as the golden sparkling. Wine has been in existence for over 7,000 years! Thanks to the efforts of key women in wine influencers transformed the status…

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The Back Half Revolution Of California Sparkling Wine

Domaine Chandon of Yountville-Napa Valley The Moët & Chandon Grandes Marque post 1960’s saw immense growth through diversification, and acquisitions of new distribution sales: Marie Brizard liqueurs, Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch, and of course venturing into the New World territories. The splashiest New World winery opening happened in Yountville-Napa Valley at the Domaine Chandon Napa…

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Can We Taste The Terroir In Champagne?

A mystical belief about Champagne, as with wines in general, is the idea one can taste the terroir in a wine. A first issue then is of course what is the meaning of the concept “terroir”. The problem is then that by trying to define this concept, the describing words each have again their own…

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Quality of Champagne from a Philosophical Perspective

How much in a serving of Champagne

When we speak about Champagne we almost always tell each other about the supreme quality of this elixir. But what do we actually mean if we speak about quality? What IS the quality of Champagne? Maybe philosophy can give us the answer. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” (Margaret Wolfe Hungerford) If we…

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Discover Grower Champagnes

Welcome to the world of Champagne, this industry offers endless enjoyment and a front-row seat to look into the stars. In this article I want to share with you some of the most fascinating, exciting and amazing Grower Champagnes that are on the market just waiting for you to discover, taking a step across from…

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