Sparkling Wines: Ring in the New Year with a Splash of Bubbly!

December is a month to celebrate and Champagne has been an undeniable celebratory drink over the centuries. Stylish and chic, fizz has been associated with fun since middle 17th century when London society discovered the “uplifting” effect of this amazing wine from Champagne with its smooth, seductive bubbles exploding on the tongue in a frothy array of fruity, brioche-like goodness. Champagne only comes from the Champagne region of France and... Read More

Fabulous Fizz, a day in Champagne

This morning, I get up really early as I am on my way to Champagne. With its magnificent vineyards, impressive heritage and world class sparkling wines; the region makes a great day trip from my base in Paris. The sacred town of Reims is the unofficial capital of the region. It is in its magnificent Gothic cathedral, where Joan of Arc watched the coronation of Charles VII in 1429. Reims Cathedral We visit the Mumm Champagne House and its cellars carved... Read More