Category: france

Enjoy Champagne During The Summer With These Food Pairing Suggestions

Champagne and pate (Image by PublicDomainImages from Pixabay)

Sparkling wine is very versatile to pair with many foods.  But some people may not think that applies to Champagne.  But it does.  Champagne comes in many different styles giving you many opportunities to try a bottle with something that…

Celebrate Wine Excellence at Top Drop Vancouver May 10-11, 2022

Top Drop Vancouver

Have you ever heard of Top Drop Vancouver?  It is a festival where 40 hand-selected wineries from around the world come to Vancouver and pour their wines for you.  These wineries have to have a certain level of quality and…

The French Influence on the Southern Hemisphere

French Influence in Southern Hemisphere Wines

Winemaking has been around for hundreds of years.  We are very familiar with wines coming from Europe, in particular France, where we talk about Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Champagne.  We typically call Europe the “Old World” wine region, while wines made…

This Earth Day, Discover the Sustainability of Champagne!

Champagne bottle weight reduction (Image courtesy Comite Champagne)

Do you know how wine producers in Champagne, France are working to combat climate change and be more sustainable? See below for some key highlights and initiatives from the region: Champagne was the first wine-growing region in the world to…

Book Review: FIZZ! Champagne and Sparkling Wines of the World by Anthony Rose

FIZZ! Champagne and Sparkling Wines of the World

Anthony Rose writes a weekly column on wine for The Independent and teaches wine in schools for the Leiths School of Food & Wine, along with writing for Decanter magazine and much more.  The goal in his book, FIZZ! Champagne…

A Few Wines and Food Pairings For Your Valentine’s Day

Wine glass with heart

Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, is quickly approaching, and with it, expectations, such as having a nice meal, whether at home (due to COVID), or out at a restaurant.  Wine is always appreciated with a meal.  Some wines though are viewed…