Archive for May, 2010 :
Bill Shepard, Wine Editor It was a monk, Dom Perignon, who mastered the blending of wines (assemblage) that underlies modern Champagne. Equally important, he realized that the bottles used at the time were too fragile. They broke under the outer pressures of handling, and the inner effervescence of the wine. By mandating stronger ...
If you have not yet visited France’s champagne country, 90 miles northeast of Paris, you have a great treat in store. The region of Reims, Epernay, Ay and Troyes is beautiful, easily accessible from Paris, and still not overrun by tourists. As a bonus, Reims Cathedral with its Marc Chagall windows is a memorable visit, [...]
It’s a tradition! Join the Bistrot du Sommelier on Fridays in the wine cellar room for a table d’hôte featuring a winemaker: Bistrot du Sommelier 97 Bd Haussmann Paris 75008 Here’s a unique occaission to meet some of the leading winemakers in France with intimate wine tasting lunches or dinners in Paris. For lunch: 12:30 [...]