VALENTINE’S DAY: Toast With Taittinger Champagne

If you’re headed to the wine shop to buy Champagne, there are a lot of choices. Where should you start? Take a look at Taittinger. It’s a universal favorite, described by one prominent wine reviewer as “the essence of Champagne.” One of our friends, a wine writer who could have chosen anything, served it at…
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VIDEO: How To Open A Bottle Of Champagne

  If you don’t know how to open a bottle of Champagne, it can seem daunting. But it’s really quite simple: Remove the foil and the metal cage that cover the cork. Hold the cork with one hand. With your other hand, gently turn the bottle. You’ll hear a gentle pop. And that’s it!  …
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TIP OF THE DAY: A Cocktail Or Dessert Of Champagne & Sorbet

Add the right fruit sorbet to the right sparkling wine: delicious! Photo courtesy Domaine Chandon.   September is California Wine Month. The first sustained California vineyard was planted in 1779 by Franciscan missionaries, at Mission San Juan Capistrano (in southern California, halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego). The first documented imported vines (from Europe)…
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PRODUCT: Champagne For The Golden Globes

  Stock up on this limited-edition bottle. Photo courtesy Moet et Chandon. Going to a Golden Globes party this weekend? Bring a bottle of the official Champagne! Moët & Chandon returns as the official Champagne of both the 2011 Golden Globes and the Academy Award. Its limited-edition Gold Award Season Moët & Chandon Impérial bottle…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Save On Champagne With A Different Sparkling Wine

Woodbridge Brut is creamy, yeasty and citrussy with a touch of sweetness that enables it to be paired with desserts as well as savory foods—including the Thanksgiving turkey. Photo courtesy Robert Mondavi.   Holiday celebrations often mean a bottle of bubbly, including Champagne, which is made only in the Champagne region of northeast France. Every…
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