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Champagne Taittinger Le Folies de la Marquetterie

Champagne Taittinger Le Folies de la Marquetterie

Le Folies de la Marquetterie is the first Taittinger champagne “de structure”. This term refers to a wine that expresses a certain hardiness and body. The blend is Pinot Noir and Chardonnay at 45 to 55%, the grapes are harvested in “green” to preserve the acidity, some lots are vinified in oak. Just poured in the glass it is bright […]

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Champagne Bollinger Rosé

Champagne Bollinger Rosé

Bollinger has started the production of the non vintage rosé in 2008. This rosé is assembled on the basis of brut Special Cuvée (60% Pinot noir, 25% Chardonnay and 15% meunier) with the addition of a 5% red wine coming from the Côte aux Enfants of Aÿ. The result is very different from the Special Cuvée, with a much drier […]

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Champagne Pol Roger Brut Reserve

Champagne Pol Roger Brut Reserve

This mason was founded in 1849 by Pol Roger, quickly gained fame and recognition for the quality of its Champagne. In 1899 the heirs of Pol decide to change their family name by Roger to Pol Roger. Today it is a manufacturer of medium / large production, from 1.8 million bottles a year. The assembly of this brut is classic: […]

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Without her husband, but not without Champagne!

Without her husband, but not without Champagne!

Clicquot Ponsardin-, Pommery, Bollinger, are a number of eminent champagne House to have a special feature in common: their success is due primarily to the substance and the determination of the owners, once widowed, have managed to continue and improve the work initiated by their husbands in the wonderful world of French sparkling wine. First of all the famous Nicole-Barbe […]

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The Champagne Cru classification

The Champagne Cru classification

Ple Some champagne (or French wines in general), labels contains the indications premier cru or grand cru, in this article we will explain the meaning of these terms compared to champagne. Champagne is one of the few cases where the product, the type of wine and the geographical name fit perfectly. The name Champagne can be used only for classic […]

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La vie en Rose ou en Rosé….?

La vie en Rose ou en Rosé….?

A study on the uses and customs of different European countries has revealed that the color pink for the Americans is a symbol of consumerism, for the French is the epitome of excellence, for the Germans is associated with homosexuality (a legacy of Nazi culture ), for the Spaniards is the paradox and, finally, is considered a feminine color for […]

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Champagne Bollinger RD 1999

Champagne Bollinger RD 1999

Maison Bollinger did not need a big presentation for the enthusiast. One of the oldest and most prestigious, which dates back to 1829. The best-known peculiarity of Bollinger are fermented in wood, the maintenance of reserve wines in magnums, and use, in the vintage, the cork, instead of the crown, during the second fermentation. The resulting champagne have great personality, […]

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The Game of the taste in champagne

The Game of the taste in champagne

In champagne taste is influenced mainly by the impact of CO ² (carbon dioxide – carbon dioxide) in the cold, by the freshness and flavor that make feel fruity flavors, body and texture, indicative of aromatic finish and balance of all these factors, which determine the fineness of a champagne. The champagne must be drunk in small sips, without introducing […]

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Champagne Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé

Champagne Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé

I have to admit it, I have a weakness for pink champagne, I like the fact that there is much difference from on to another, I like the complexity and versatility in food pairings. Laurent-Perrier has been producing this cuvée since 1968, then in comparatively recent times. This is a rosé de saignée, obtained through the maceration of pinot noir […]

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Couriousity bubbles of the Dame, featuring Alberto Lupetti

Couriousity bubbles of the Dame, featuring Alberto Lupetti

La Dame du Vin is now drawn to a very special character, a man who has made of Champagne and one of his reasons for living. He does not like to appear too much and is a person who goes directly to the point, you do not lose time to talk. He tasted and it is expressed, and its olfactory […]

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