Champagne/ Sparkling Wine

Champagne Ernest Rapenau- Épernay

Champagne Ernest Rapenau- Épernay

Épernay, France. One of my favorite destinations in the Champagne region and conveniently just a short train ride, an easy day trip east of Paris.  Just minutes away from Épernay is the village of Hautvillers, the same village where the famous Dom Perignon lived and worked as a cellarer. Here, the Rapenau family has been(…)

Trentodoc- Italian Sparkling Wine

Trentodoc- Italian Sparkling Wine

    For those who enjoy the more sophisticated bubbles such as Champagne (meaning from Champagne, France) you have to try Trentodoc! This is a sparkling wine from the Trentino region of northern Italy, as if you’re heading towards Austria. In fact the Dolomites mountainous region where the vineyards are located reminds me of the landscape(…)

2006 Jacquart Blanc de Blancs 

2006 Jacquart Blanc de Blancs 

Situated in Reims, France, Champagne Jacquart is a cooperative of over 1800 winegrowers who come together under a single brand. Since 1979, Jacquart has been under the leadership of Régis Camus, winemaker for Piper-Heisieck. However, the head winemaker for Jacquart is a woman by the name of Floriane Eznack. It is she who is the mastermind(…)

Tesoro Della Regina (Dry) Prosecco

Tesoro Della Regina (Dry) Prosecco

Did you know that traditionally Prosecco is made in a drier style than what we (in the US) typically find on the retailers’ shelves? Apparently for the market here in North America, which has the reputation of having a sweeter palate, makers of this Italian sparkling wine will sweeten things up a bit in order(…)