From look books to cake tastings, planning a wedding ain’t easy. The devil really is in the details — all 20,000 of them. Food and drink is one of the most memorable aspects of the big day, but wading through catering menus in search of drink options that demonstrate your “unique couple style” is daunting. […]
While we can’t say we have lots of experience with leftover Champagne, the phenomenon certainly isn’t unheard of, especially this time of year. You are having some friends over for a holiday party, festive dinner, New Year’s Eve fete, and providing plenty of lovely wine, but later find yourself with half a bottle of sparkling […]
Few Champagne producers have a higher reputation than Krug, one of the region’s top Champagne houses. This isn’t the kind of Champagne served as part of a club’s bottle service or available for sale at an everyday liquor store. It’s serious juice, sought after by collectors and connoisseurs alike. Even sommeliers and oenophiles who swear […]
In the blink of an eye, we’re preparing to ring in a new year once again. While 2017 had its fair share of trials and tribulations, there’s plenty to celebrate as well, which is why everyone is out hunting down some bubbly to pop when the clock strikes 12 on Sunday night. I for one […]
A hundred and six steps below the Maison Charles Heidsieck in the city of Reims lies a vast underground world. The crayères — a network of cavernous chambers hewn from ancient Gallo-Romain quarries — is the prized place for aging Champagnes in perfect conditions (dark, humid, and a constant 10 degrees Celsius). Today these crayères are home to […]
As thousands of corks fly from Champagne bottles this season, you may grow weary of sipping sparkling beverages night after night. Nobody wants to rain on Champagne’s parade, but is it too much to ask to drink a standard, still glass of wine? It may seem crazy, but in fact, it is possible to drink […]
Veuve Clicquot is instantly recognizable on the shelf, its iconic Yellow Label popping among a sea of muted bottles. A dry yet fruit-forward Champagne that relies on Pinot Noir for body and richness, Veuve Clicquot is a go-to for special occasions, gifting, and simply feeling luxurious.
‘Tis the season to pop some bubbles! If we ever need an excuse to drink Champagne (spoiler: we don’t), the holidays offer plenty. We are also awash in grower Champagne, or bottles from smaller, artisanal winemakers who produce Champagne only from estate-owned vineyards. According to MarketWatch, grower Champagne imports to the United States grew by more […]
Americans notoriously love sweet things. We export Coca-Cola around the world, put ketchup on steak (well, some of us do) and clamor for the latest seasons of ”The Great British Baking Show” and ”Cupcake Wars.” Last year, however, 97 percent of the Champagne imported to the U.S. qualified as dry.