The elaboration of each cuvee by the prestigious Krug House of Champagne involves a meticulous selection of the perfect blend, comprising over 120 wines of 3 distinct varietals, spread over more than 10 different vintages. More than perhaps any other of its famous neighbors, Krug has become known for the amazing complexity of its signature blend, made of grapes plucked directly from the local ... Read More »
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Perhaps no single label elicits a stronger emotional reaction from lovers of fine Champagne than that of the world-renowned prestige cuvee Dom Perignon. Since its very first release back in 1921, Dom Perignon has stood out as an elite wine and has remained the unwavering symbol of luxury, class and flawless quality in Champagne. A vintage champagne by nature, “Dom” is ... Read More »
In our last article about old vintage red wines, we discussed some of the key factors in ageing wines, opening and serving them. We spoke about why exactly some wines are better for cellaring, while others are meant to be consumed young. We also highlighted some of the best vintages in the Bordeaux region, including 1949, 1982 and the most recent 2005. ... Read More »
The Dynasty of Taittinger Pierre Taittinger, the founding member of Champagne Taittinger, first encountered and fell in love with the region of Champagne as a young officer during the First World War. After the war, his passion for wine and gastronomy drew him back to the region where he, along with his brother-in-law, plunged into the world of Champagne. In ... Read More »
It was at the tender age of 29 that Charles-Camille Heidsieck founded his eponymous Champagne House in Reims. Only one year later he was off to the United States to become the first merchant to market his own Champagne in New York City. An embodiment of French glamour, the charming and business-savvy Heidsieck quickly became a social sensation, capturing the ... Read More »
We’ve all been in the situation before. A dusty, ancient bottle of Bordeaux is brought out by the sommelier or served by a friend at a holiday feast. Its label, which has gradually faded and began to peel off its glass canvas, elicits shock and reverence from our dinner companions. We scan for logo, producer name, cru classification and vintage to know just ... Read More »
Be it for a holiday feast for a large group or an intimate dinner for two, the holidays are a great time to get creative with food and wine pairing. We have chosen to focus on five of our favorite Christmas dishes and to share our recommendations about wines to pair to each. HORS D’OEUVRES: Deviled Eggs While perhaps one of ... Read More »