Tag: champagne

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 8/2/20

Welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the web. I post them

Small is Beautiful: The Champagnes of Savart

The famous designers Charles and Ray Eames, in the employ of the then young company named IBM, once created a

Vinography Unboxed: Week of October 27, 2013

Hello from the bottom of the samples pile. This is the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some

Vinography Images: Champagne Caps

Champagne Caps REIMS, FRANCE: The caps of opened French Champagne have become a hit with collectors and are on display

Dom Pérignon, Champagne, France: Some Current Releases

Where to begin with Dom Pérignon? It is a brand, a wine, and a historical figure welded into an idea

Farmer Fizz: Tasting the Terry Theise Champagne Portfolio

Ask most people to name a good Champagne, and most will likely stall after a couple of well known names

Tasting Notes for Top Champagnes of the World

You might call me a born-again Champagne fanatic. There was a time when I didn’t care for the stuff, but

Masters of Wine Champagne Tasting: September 28, San Francisco

I need to come clean about something. It wasn’t too many years ago that I really didn’t care for Champagne.

Testing the Old Spoon in the Champagne Bottle Trick

I don’t know exactly when I was first told, but for years I’ve “known” that if you want to keep

When Biodynamic and Organic Winegrowing Might Not Work

I recently moderated a panel of Biodynamic winemakers for the SF Chefs. Food. Wine event that took place here in

Winners of the DWR Champagne Chair Contest Announced

Some of you may remember my little piece about one of my favorite holiday traditions, the DWR Champagne Chair contest,

Book Review: The Widow Cliquot by Tilar J. Mazzeo

Review by W. Blake Gray Great books are often the result of obsession. They have to be, considering the hours

Alfred Gratien Champagne, Epernay, France: Current Releases

The more good Champagne I have, the more it seems to me that you really get what you pay for.

The Intersection of Wine and Design: The DWR Champagne Chair Contest™

It’s pretty rare for the two halves of my life to intersect. As some of you know, by day I

1999 Perrier Jouet “Cuvee la Belle Epoque” Brut Champagne, Epernay, France

As some of you know, there was a time when I didn’t really care for Champagne. But like so many

Notes and Selections from the Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tasting

There are good public wine tastings and there are bad public wine tastings. The difference between the good ones and

Lest You Forget That Wine is Business…

As wine lovers, we all belong to a club whose entrance criteria include passion and romanticism. We return to wine