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Champagne Region

Holiday Champagne Buyer's Guide

Richard Jennings | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

It's hard not to be reminded of all that's wonderful about life after indulging in a single glass of Champagne as a start to the evening.

What Makes Champagne Special? A Brief History

Richard Jennings | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Whether the producer is one of the great houses -- producing millions of bottles a year -- or a small, grower producer, one can tell at a quick glance that one is in Champagne and not anywhere else in the wine world.

Holiday Champagnes: This Season's Best Bets

Richard Jennings | Posted 02.09.2013 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Is there any drink that better encapsulates the celebration, joy, brightness and sparkle of the holidays than Champagne? The pop of the cork, the clinking of glasses, the initial fizz of the mousse, the continuing column of tiny bubbles rising in the glass...

Champagne: The Devil's Wine

Olivia Katrandjian | Posted 02.23.2012 | Travel
Olivia Katrandjian

In the 17th Century, in the French region of Champagne, little bubbles appeared in wine bottles. Unknown at the time, an accidental second fermentation caused by the cold created CO2 in the wine, turning the bottles into ticking time bombs.

Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Celebrates 35 Years - Part 1

Zorianna Kit | Posted 08.29.2011 | Home
Zorianna Kit

Thirty-five years is not a long time in the champagne making business. Yet 35 is exactly how old Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte turns this year, making it one of the youngest brands on the market.

Bubbles and Luxe With French Country Waterways

Anne Z. Cooke | Posted 05.26.2011 | Travel
Anne Z. Cooke

Imagine my rapture at the chance to navigate the quiet waters of France's Champagne region on a luxury barge, a week that promises a much-needed break in my too-busy life.

French Delights Overshadow Economic Slump, Uncertainty

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

France may be in a slump, with a hyper-kinetic president intent on structural reforms to counter mounting deficits, but it remains the number one international destination for visitors offering more delights than can be fathomed on a 20-day visit.