20 April 2014

Bottle Juice

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Champagne

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…to my door is a Grand Cru Burgundy, First Growth Bordeaux or vintage Champagne. (Full disclosure: It never is.)

The idea, of course, is to taste the wine, not scarf it down, though I tend to save the best or most interesting wines for dinner. The sordid truth is most of the wine gets tasted in the kitchen, in a fairly rigid swirl-sniff-sip/spit-swallow-spit ritual and the rest of the product gets poured — oh, the horror! — into the sink. That's the way it's done, folks.

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By Gary Westby of Blog 23 days ago.
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…ripen this most difficult of varieties. In general you find it planted on south facing slopes in the Champagne region, although the north facing slopes of Grand Cru's Verzy, Verzenay and Mailly are the exceptions that prove the rule.

It is thought of as bringing structure and power to blends, and on its own can be quite formidable. In today's tasting we will experience five pure Pinot Noir Champagne's, and take in the diversity of styles that this, one of the world's …

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By Becky Sue Epstein of PALATE PRESS over 3 years ago.
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October 28th is the First International # Champagne Day. Champagne on a weekday? Absolutely. If you're out, order a glass. If you're home, no need to save that bottle forever, wondering if you'll ever have an occasion worthy of it. Most champagne is marked NV (non-vintage), made to be consumed within a year or two after it comes [...]

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By sarahrichardier of Uvinum's blog 1 month ago.
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…produced with the Champagne method . It has an appellation of origin from the Champagne region in France.

The champagne is usually white, but it is also pink, made from different types of grapes , red for most. Most of the time, Champagne is associated with special celebrations like weddings, award ceremonies, or the feast of the New Year.

Regarding the champagne method , there are two fermentation steps: first in tanks and the second in bottle. To restart fermentation …

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By 2GrandCru of 2 Grand Cru 3 days ago.
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My deal with the universe is, I run an important race, I get to open a Champagne. Not that I necessarily need an excuse, but it does make a potentially astonishing drink an even more memorable experience.

Case in point:

Jean Lallament, Verzenay Grand Cru, Reserve Rose, n.v.

What a focused, yet expressive nose: all the vital energy deep inside the earth of Verzenay seems to flower in a a display of strawberries, minerals, mushrooms and brioche. The palate, too, is a geology lesson …

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…fantastic Champagne from some of the top Grandes Marques houses in the Champagne region. Whether you are looking for something fresh and lively, such as the 2004 Gosset Grand Millésime, or something powerful yet elegant, such as the 2007 Champagne Louis Roederer, this case has something to whet the appetite of any lover of Grandes Marque Champagne. We've also included a fabulous vintage blancs de blancs and a rich and powerful rosé to ensure all tastes are catered for.

Each …

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By Mike Veseth of The Wine Economist 4 days ago.
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…Enough to Wash your Hands in': The English Taste for Champagne, 1860-1914

Graham HARDING

Univ. Cambridge, UK Liastos Oinos Siatistis: Where the Enthusiastic Present Meets the Glorious Past

Georgios MERKOUROPOULOS , E BATIANIS

Center for Research & Technology - HELLAS, Regional Admin. of Western Macedonia, GR Seatbelt Use Following Stricter Drunk Driving Regulations

Scott ADAMS, Chad COTTI , Nathan TEFFT…

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The entrancing color of the Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut, Champagne, France, is a ruddy copper-salmon color, like tarnished silver over rosy-gold, enlivened by a constant upward froth of tiny glinting bubbles; this is all pinot noir, from 10 Grand Cru villages, presented in an old-fashioned bell-shaped bottle. The initial impression is of raspberries, red currants, orange zest and lightly toasted brioche, quickened by high notes of something wildly berry-like and broadened by bass tones …

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By Mike Bennie of The Wine Front 6 days ago.
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So it spends 18 months on lees and then gets some further maturing time in bottle. Methode Champenoise and all that, and curiously, and excitingly, 100% pinot noir. Shame on whoever wrote the web content for saying ‘shows distinctive " Champagne" flavours' - cultural cringe at its worst. An $ 85 a bottle of wine surely doesn't [...]

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By Lyle Fass of Rockss and Fruit 2 months ago.
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…in the Aube as there is a lot of bad wine down there. From my limited visit to the Champagne region, there is definitely a Red Sox-Yankees thing going on with the North of Champagne and the Aube. For me it seems rooted in jealousy, as Demets and other producers like Bouchard and Marie-Courtin are at the same qualitative level as some of the great small growers up north. So no wonder most people laughed when I said I was going to the Aube.

Marie Demets is in the very small …

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