While we may have all heard of Dom Perignon, the pricey Champagne that has become synonymous with high-society, VIP rooms and rap videos, that doesn’t mean many of us have actually tasted it. And that’s nothing to be ashamed of considering Dom’s steep price tag, which is currently at an average globally of $198 a […]
He’s known as the man who popularized Champagne in America. He was also held as a Confederate spy for months, that is until Emperor Napoleon the Third impressed upon President Lincoln to secure his release. A broke, broken man, he made a comeback when someone gave him the deeds to a third of all the […]
A flute of good Champagne is one of the world’s nicest ways to toast a wonderful evening — and, as is common, a great year. As no good deed goes unpunished, the French have been rewarded for giving Champagne to the world by providing us with a beverage used by classless teenagers of wealth as photographic markers […]
I love Champagne, but let’s all be honest, Champagne is expensive, so sometimes it’s fun to go with geekier and more affordable choices. Here are my four recommendations for a geeky New Year’s Eve. Crémant de Bourgogne: Basically the bubbly of Burgundy. There’s all kinds of good news with these beautiful bottles. Starting at $20 […]
What New Year’s Eve party would be complete without a little bubbly? While we at VinePair don’t believe that you need a specific glass for a specific kind of wine, we sure do think it’s fun to buy interesting glassware—especially for a celebration. The classic Champagne flute is perfectly suitable for your sparkling wine, but […]
Napoleon, who carried a sabre, was known to have once said ”Champagne! In victory one deserves it; in defeat one needs it,” which probably encouraged the tradition of sabrage, or sabering a bottle of sparkling wine, among his calvary. Thankfully, the joy of sabering a bottle of sparkling wine is not just for French military anymore.
’Tis the season . . . for wine cocktails! While you know we love a great glass of wine on its own, sometimes it’s nice to change the pace a little, and that’s where wine cocktails come in. Wine makes an incredible base for a wide range of drinks that combine fruit, spices, herbs, and […]
Have you ever dreamed of being able to purchase a bottle of Champagne from a vending machine? Have you also dreamed that when that bottle of Champagne was dispensed, it’d be covered in Swarovski crystals? Well, then today is your lucky day, because Selfridges, the high-end UK department store, has just installed the world’s first Champagne […]
In case you aren’t already aware, this is a big year for the Jewish holiday Hanukkah. A holiday that usually has to share the spotlight with Christmas, always playing second fiddle to the cultural behemoth that is America’s winter wonderland, this year Hanukkah is standing out.