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Wine Blog Posts in Champagne & Sparkling Wine and Blind Tastings

WHAT IS THE ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF SABERING CHAMPAGNE?

WHAT IS THE ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF SABERING CHAMPAGNE?

April 23, 2017

Champagne sabering is a technique of opening a champagne bottle with a saber. The saber is used t... (more)

HOW TO CONDUCT A BLIND WINE TASTING

HOW TO CONDUCT A BLIND WINE TASTING

March 18, 2017

Blind wine tasting is a term used to describe a wine tasting event in which the consumers are not aware of the identity of the wine they taste. This so-called blind technique is used by wine profes... (more)

WINE VERSUS CHAMPAGNE CALORIES

WINE VERSUS CHAMPAGNE CALORIES

October 13, 2016

The US is one of the biggest alcohol consumers in the world. In 2015 the US imported 229 million cases of wine bottles to the country. The estimated retail value of wine sales in the country in the... (more)

HOW TO STORE CHAMPAGNE PROPERLY

HOW TO STORE CHAMPAGNE PROPERLY

October 08, 2016

Do you want to know how Champagne can be stored in a right manner? If yes then you will get a solution to this problem. Champagne is refreshing and bubbly w... (more)

LADIES NIGHT

LADIES NIGHT

September 06, 2016

Meeting Annie Favia at a recent tasting was invigorating and informative.  One expects the unexpected when it comes to talented Winemakers and their wide-ranging personalities, and Annie didn&... (more)

CHAMPAGNE VS SPARKLING WINE

CHAMPAGNE VS SPARKLING WINE

January 25, 2016

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SIZING IT UP

SIZING IT UP

December 15, 2014

Jo decided it was Nebbiolo night and pulled nine various samples, one of them a 2006 Antoniolo Gattinara from half bottle.  Coincidentally, we just opened a full size 750 of the same wine at t... (more)

GROWERS AND SHOWERS!

GROWERS AND SHOWERS!

August 26, 2014

Bubbles.  Bubbles are good.  Sparkling wine, even better.  Better still, Champagne.  So, then, what exactly is Grower Champagne?   To best answer that, let&... (more)

WOMEN IN WINE, TASTING BLIND, DOING FINE

WOMEN IN WINE, TASTING BLIND, DOING FINE

December 02, 0002

If you read this blog with any regularity, you know I’m a big believer in blind tasting (and if you read it with irregularity, you should drink more wine).  On a recent jaunt to the ... (more)

BLIND LEADING THE BLIND TASTING

BLIND LEADING THE BLIND TASTING

December 02, 0002

Recently, I served as a judge at a wine tasting held by the Tasting Panel Magazine.  I am, as one of my fellow tasters (and former employees) so delicately put it, “a veteran taster&rdqu... (more)

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