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Fun fact about Champagne

Fun fact about Champagne * The shallow champagne glass originated with Marie Antoinette. It was first formed from wax moulds made of her breasts! * Bubbles in Champagne were seen by early wine makers as a highly undesirable defect to be prevented. * There are roughly 44 million tiny bubbles in a bottle of sparkling […]

Veuve Clicquot Champagne

Veuve Clicquot Champagne The remarkable Madame Clicquot (1777-1866) is often considered the first businesswoman of the modern era. Née Nicole-Barbe Ponsardin, she was widowed in 1805 at the age of 27. Veuve Clicquot ( Veuve means widow in French) defied every convention of the day to take the helm of her late husband’s small Champagne […]

Moet Chandon Champagne

Moet Chandon Champagne The love story began in 1745 when Louis XV’s favourite, The Marquise de Pompadour, who surrounded herself with the greatest artists and philosophers of the era, used to proclaim that “champagne is the only wine that leaves a woman beautiful after drinking”. Some of the greatest women in history have contributed to […]

What is Dom Perignon?

What is Dom Perignon? A History Most Champagne houses make a range of Champagnes, just like most wineries make a range of wines. Even Californian Zinfandel makers will make a “typical” Zinfandel and then a “Reserve” Zin – often the reserve is from a special batch of vines, or aged for longer, or so on. […]

Champagne Wine Quotes – Quotations about Wine

Champagne Wine Quotes – Quotations about Wine Lily Bollinger was asked “When do you drink champagne?”, and replied: I only drink champagne when I’m happy, and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company, I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I am not hungry and drink […]

Krug – Brut Champagne 1996

Krug Brut Champagne 1996 99 points / $250 10,000 cases made France Released this year, Krug’s 1996 is one of the last ’96 vintage Champagnes to reach the market, and it is the last vintage to draw on the experience of three generations of the Krug family (including now-director Olivier Krug) during the base wine’s […]