Category Archives: Champagne

Champagne harvest 2015 – portrait of a harvester: Myriame Chaperon

 Every harvest Champagne attracts more than 20,000 harvesters from all walks of life. It is one of the few regions were the majority of pickers are still watered, fed and put up during harvest. This means that some people return … Continue reading

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Champagne Harvest 2015 – Vincent Laval at Cumières

 This afternoon I visited Vincent Laval, An iconic organic grower, who started his 2015 harvest campaign with the Chardonnay of Les Chênes.  Vincent is very happy with the quality of the year. “The grapes are wonderful, the weather is perfect … Continue reading

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Champagne harvest 2015 – Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy in Cumières

    Harvest has begun in Champagne and I thought that this year I could trial live blogging. Small articles on the vigneron I visit and their opinion on this years crop posted via the WordPress App for iPhone. I will … Continue reading

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Chosing to live in the light

On this blog I have been sharing my adventures in the wine world, and the last 3,5 years my discovery journey of the Champagne region. Organic and biodynamic wines and Champagne have come to feature more and more as time … Continue reading

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The Grand Cru worthy Terroir of the Aube

The Cote des Bar has always been a little stand alone in the Champagne region. The fact that the region is located on the other side of the plains, about a 150 km south of Epernay has probably something to … Continue reading

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Beyond the Bubbles: the Esssence of Champagne

The essence of champagne for me is its strong sense of unity that bridges across the regions diversity. It starts at appellation level; Champagne is the only AOC for the sparkling wine of the region. Unlike other French appellations, there … Continue reading

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#TerroirChampagne #thebook reached its target! Now what?

On Tuesday afternoon around 6 pm my Terroir Champagne book campaign reached its €10,000 goal which means I can get it published!!! Whilst this made me mega happy – the ride to success after all had not been that smooth … Continue reading

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Terroir Champagne: my book project through crowd funding

On October 20th I have launched a crowd funding campaign to try and raise €10,000 to self publish the first book on environmentally friendly Terroir Champagne. The tittle of the book says it all: Terroir Champagne: the Luxury of Sustainable, … Continue reading

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One Step Beyond – Franck Pascal’s Bio-energetic Champagne

At the beginning of June I spent my birthday learning all about bio-energetic Champagne at Franck Pascal‘s. Franck and Isabelle had invited me together with the staff of La Truffiere, a Michelin starred Parisian restaurant, to share their 20 year … Continue reading

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M is for more meunier and miammiam

Meunier has often been considered the week little brother of the more powerful and structured Pinot Noir, or the ugly wee sister of the elegant Chardonnay. Instead of bringing structure or elegance, it only adds fruitiness to the blend… When … Continue reading

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