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Movie Review: A Year in Champagne

This film is the second in a trilogy of documentaries written and produced by David Kennard. Following on the heels of 2013’s A Year in Burgundy, the story takes viewers on a jaunt through the Champagne region of northeastern France … Continue reading

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Bead – Wine Term of the Week

The ‘bead’ is a reference to the size of the bubbles in a sparkling wine or Champagne. The predominant opinion is that smaller, longer lasting bubbles are present in finer, more desirable wines. The bead has been likened to a … Continue reading

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Sabrage – Wine Term of the Week

Sabrage is the act of opening a bottle of sparkling wine or Champagne with a sabre. You may have witnessed this at celebratory functions or a New Year’s Eve party. The person performing the act grazes the sword along the … Continue reading

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Cuvée – Wine Term of the Week

The cuvée designation on a wine label indicates that the contents were derived from a single batch or blend of grapes, often consisting of several varieties. Wine producers may set a particular lot apart from the bulk of the crop … Continue reading

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