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The Relationship Between Champagne and Art Nouveau

Champagne and Art Nouveau

Art and wine, but especially Champagne, has long been intertwined.  I think one of the greatest relationships between Champagne and art is during the La Belle Époque and Art Nouveau, which occurred starting in the late 1870’s and ending at…

Elevate Your Football Party Menu with Champagne Pairings!

With the CFL season underway and NFL to start, you may wonder what to drink when you watch the game. Beer?  No, Champagne!  Here is some information from the Comite Champagne about how you can pair Champagne with different snacks…

Pairing Chateau La Coste 2021 Rose with Slow Smoked BBQ Pork

Chateau La Coste 2021 Rose with slow smoked BBQ pork

Rose wine with its fresh acidity and bright red fruit flavours works well with many food pairings. I decided to try pairing a bottle of Chateau La Coste 2021 Rosé from Provence, France, with a slow-smoked bbq pork shoulder I cooked…

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…

Canadian Wine Trends 2021: New World and Old World Wine Interest

Old World vs New World wines

This is my third article reviewing Canadian Wine Trends that happened over 2021.  My first two articles covered 1) Canadian interest in red and white varietal wines and 2) Canadian interest in wine styles, like sparkling and rosé wine.  In…