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Off to Taste Champagne!

i’ve been lucky enough to spend some of my time writing about wine for the past 11 years. In the course of this secondary career of sorts, I’ve traveled to almost every continent to visit wine regions all over the globe.

Of course, there are still a bunch of major wine regions I have not been to. There’s only so much time I can spend traveling around the world without abusing the goodwill of my day job, let alone my wife.

Today, however, I get to tick off one of the glaring omissions in my travels. Thanks to the kind assistance of the Comité Champagne, I’m headed to Champagne to spend a solid week tasting in the village cellars of Reims, Avize, Bouzy, and more.

I’ll be visiting some of the big, well-known houses of Champagne, as well as some of the smallest cult producers, with a particular emphasis on visiting some of the few folks who are brave (or crazy) enough to produce Champagne biodynamically.

My schedule on such trips can be hectic, with tastings morning, noon, and night, so I may only get a few blog posts in during my week. The best way to follow along will be via Instagram and Delectable.

I’ll try to get at least a couple of posts made while I’m there, however. So au revoir, until we next meet again in the Spring of Champagne. In the meantime, if you’ve got a favorite brasserie in Reims, where I’ll be staying, I’m all ears.

Photo of the Champagne village of Cramant courtesy of Bigstock