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(Video) Champagne Saber: How to Sabre a Champagne Bottle

Pascale Bernasse | Tuesday, Jul 29th 2014
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In this video we give you step-by-step instructions on how to sabre a champagne bottle like a pro. Instructional Video: Champagne Saber How to Sabre a Champagne Bottle Is there a new baby in the family? Did you receive a promotion at work or get recognized for a job well done? Whatever the case, a […]

Sustainable Caviar for the Discerning Palate

Pascale Bernasse | Thursday, Jun 26th 2014
Not all caviar is caviar just as not all champagne is champagne. The term caviar is reserved for roe that is extracted from wild sturgeon caught in the waters of the Caspian and Black Seas, while other roe, such as salmon, should be called just that, roe. Likewise the bubbly, golden drink often nonchalantly called […]

Seven Splendid French Wine Themed Mother's Day Gifts

Pascale Bernasse | Thursday, May 1st 2014
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The day to honor our mothers is fast approaching and while a bouquet of flowers paired with a box of mixed chocolates may be an old-standby, why not explore other avenues for your Mother’s Day gifts? Instead of the typical boxed sweets, try a dessert wine. In France, the Sauternes and Barsac, regions just south […]

Wine Tours in France: Top 11 Blog Articles from French Wine Explorers

Pascale Bernasse | Saturday, Dec 31st 2011
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The New Year is just around the corner, and as we turn the page on 2011, we share with you our top 11 articles from our blog (in random order): 1. Grand Crus of Burgundy Tour: Nuances of the Cotes de Nuits Continue following our guests on the Grand Crus of Burgundy Tour as they […]

Champagne for the Holidays: a Baker's Dozen of Great Selections

French Wine Explorers | Monday, Dec 12th 2011
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The annual champagne tasting at Wide World of Wines in Washington, D.C., let us preview an assortment of fine champagnes for the holidays. Champagnes are a blend of Chardonnay (flavor and consistency), Pinot Noir (depth), and Pinot Meunier grapes (a touch of spice). “Blanc de blancs” will use just Chardonnay, while ...
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