Tag Archives: Champagne

Women Winemakers We Love: Caroline Diel

In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8th) and as a general nod to our own unique roots, background and inspiration, we’re featuring a number of our favorite female winemakers over the next month. These are women from around the … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Jura

Where: East of the Burgundy region in France, pushed right up against the border with Switzerland. Heard of the Jurassic era? It’s actually named after the Jura region, because its limestone soils were first studied in this neck of the … Continue reading

Wine Pairings for the Thanksgiving Table

“What wine to pair with Thanksgiving dinner?”   The question surfaces casually at first, a bit playfully, as early as the first day of fall. But as November introduces itself and Turkey Thursday looms closer, the inquiries become more urgent, … Continue reading

Winery Profile: Ruinart

Who: Ruinart   What: Age with Beauty and Timeless Class   Where: Based in Reims, Champagne (France), with vineyards in the Montagne de Reims and Côte des Blancs districts.   Why: Because Ruinart was the first official house in the Champagne region established to produce … Continue reading

Champagne Campaign: Amazing, but… What? Huh? Why??

Seriously?? 50% off? ALL bottles of Champagne? EVERY night?   YES!   If you know me at all, you know that I’m obsessed with Champagne. I’m enraptured by this place, by the cool weather and chalky soils… by the bubbles in my glass, by … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Champagne

Where: Northeast of Paris, France, centered around the towns of Reims and Épernay, bisected by the River Marne.   What: Home of the most famous sparkling wines in the world. It’s cold up here — this is the most northerly … Continue reading

Crispy Strawberry Beignets

These crispy beignets served with a fresh strawberry sauce are Chef Hayan’s twist on the classic jelly donut. With strawberries coming into season in May, they’re a perfect dish to serve for Mother’s Day. We like pairing it with a … Continue reading

Winery Profile: Vouette et Sorbée

Who: Vouette et Sorbée   What: Top of the Bucket List Repping Champagne’s Deep South   Where: Côte des Bar, a.k.a. the Aube (Champagne, France)   Why: Because before his friend Anselme Selosse told him he ought to make wine, Bertrand … Continue reading

Winery Profile: Iron Horse

Who: Iron Horse Vineyards   What: Enterprising Entrepreneurs that Kick-Started Sparklers in Sonoma’s Wild West   Where: Green Valley (Sonoma County, CA)              Why: Because Audrey and Barry Sterling define the term “dynamic duo.” They traveled the world, founded museums, … Continue reading

10 Years Ago, What Were You Doing? 10 Years From Now, What Will You Be Doing?

I decided to write this post on the 10th anniversary of September 10th rather than September 11th, because it’s the day I remember most about the World Trade Center. It’s also because I’m an optimist, and NYC was still innocent … Continue reading