Archive for the Tag 'Champagne'

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2018 Champagne Harvest Update ~ The Report is Exceptional

From COMITÉ Champagne, France: Progress for the 2018 Champagne harvest: it appears to be an exceptional year for their sparkling wine. SIDEBAR for anyone new to sparkling wine: sparkling wine can only be called “Champagne,” if it comes from the region of Champagne, France. This appellation is just outside of Paris. (It is any wonder that Paris is also […]

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Happy New Year from Segura Vuidas… and me

Happy New Year, everyone, from me and from Segura Viudas presenting Auld Lang Syne… In a most delightful way… Be safe out there tonight, tomorrow, all of 2016, and beyond.

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Seventh Day of Christmas

Seventh Day of Christmas: Seven swans a-swimming = seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. This is also New Year’s Day. Happy New Year Dear friends, the Seventh Day of Christmas is also New Year’s Day. My New Year’s Wish for you is that 2015 brings miracles into your life. This image of Champagne being poured […]

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Buy the Right Wine Every Time by Tom Stevenson

If you want to make sure you Buy the Right Wine Every Time, make sure you buy the right book… Buy the Right Wine Every Time Written by Tom Stevenson, and published by Sterling Publishing, Tom is one of the wine business’s most prolific authors. Tom Stevenson is a British author who’s been writing about […]

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Old World versus New World Wines, what are the differences?

My friend Chang Liow of Chinois Asian Bistro had me stand in for him at a wine tasting and luncheon. His restaurant Chinois is located in Windsor, and the food is wonderfully delicious. If you’re a wine person, along with being a foodie, you’ll marvel at his wine list. It’s one that gets stolen on […]

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Egg-xcellent Wines for Easter ~ Getting Ready to be with my family once more for food and wine

This is one title I didn’t make up myself, Egg-xcellent Wines for Easter. It’s very campy and cute, and is what it is, and is the brainchild of Domaine Carneros. [UPDATE: The painting of the egg is the brainchild of Domaine Carneros. the creation of it is from the French company, Nomblot, that has been making […]

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Sensual Toasting with Valentine Bubbly from Champagne Taittinger

For a long time, I viewed Valentine’s Day as a perfect time for Petite Sirah… PS I Love You et al.  And, I still think Petite is a great wine for the heartiest of beings among us… Those who crave only RED wine. I can’t blame them for that. I have a love for all […]

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Looking to Quickly Educate Your Palate? Try Tasting Old World Versus New World Wines ~ The White Version

This is a lead-in from yesterday, because it sets the stage, if you didn’t read yesterday’s blog… My friend Chang Liow of Chinois Asian Bistro had me stand in for him at a recent wine tasting and luncheon. His restaurant Chinois is located in Windsor, and the food is wonderfully delicious. If you’re a wine […]

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Wine and Lunch With the Somms and Sellers ~ Young’s Market Style

My friend Chang Liow of Chinois Asian Bistro had me stand in for him at a recent wine tasting and luncheon. His restaurant Chinois is located in Windsor, and the food is wonderfully delicious. If you’re a wine person, along with being a foodie, you’ll marvel at his wine list. It’s one that gets stolen […]

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Putting Some Sparkling in Your Step for New Year’s Eve and Day ~ Ones that have delighted me in 2011

I’ve had a fabulous year with bubbles, and those are the ones I’m going to share as being HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for this coming weekend’s celebrations. I’m going to start with a new one… I’m calling it a “Bubbly on Training Wheels.” It’s a great one for a younger generation that may also love adventure, innovation, […]