Category Archives: Champagne

#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

Posted in Caroline's Champagne, Champagne, organic, terroir | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Caroline's Champagne, Champagne, biodynamic, organic, terroir | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Caroline's Champagne, Champagne, biodynamic, terroir | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Caroline's Champagne, Champagne, terroir | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Grower Champagne tasting week falls short of becoming the region’s Grands Jours

Six years ago, a group of seventeen Champenois vignerons created a new tasting concept focusing on terroir and wine and called it Terres et Vins de Champagne. The aim was to show that Champagne can also be terroir wine rather … Continue reading

Posted in Caroline's Champagne, Champagne, terroir | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Avant les bulles – an organic story of vins clairs

Author’s note before you read this article – Amanda Reagan accused me of plagiarism because my original title was Before the bubbles – an organic story of vins clairs tastings. She has written an article in 2010 which was called … Continue reading

Posted in Caroline's Champagne, Champagne, vins clairs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

St Vincent 2014 in Hautvillers

It was unusually cold on the 22 January, the day St Vincent is celebrated in Hautvillers. ‘La St Vincent’ gathers the whole village together to give thanks to their patron saint for the harvest that was and to pray for … Continue reading

Posted in Caroline's Champagne, Champagne | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Terroir in Champagne:fact or fiction?

A few weeks ago I attended the third International Sparkling Wine Symposium in London. Sparkling wine producers, sommeliers and expert journalist gathered at Denbies Wine Estate to discuss the state of the Sparkling Wine Industry. In an ever more competitive … Continue reading

Posted in Caroline's Champagne, Champagne, terroir | Leave a comment

French Police: Friend or Foe?

On Friday it was the fourth International Champagne Day, and the group of Terres et Vins de Champagne Vignerons had organized a small event in the Glue Pot in Reims to let people discover their wines for a small fee. … Continue reading

Posted in Champagne, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

#ChampagneHarvest13:the making of Rosé de Saignée

Rosé Champagne is a small but growing part of the market and in the last twenty years it has become part of the portfolio of just about every Champagne producer. Most Champagne rosés are made by adding a small percentage … Continue reading

Posted in #champagneharvest13, Champagne, biodynamic, rosé | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment