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Champagne, Art and Design – a subtile mix of styles

Champagne, Art and Design – a subtile mix of styles

What’s new in the world of Champagne? The great producers like Ruinart, Dom Perignon or even Roederer do not need a designer or an artist to highlight the quality of their outstanding champagne! Neither the artist, nor the designer need the Champagne producer. This approach is not just a commercial one, but more complex than […]


2014, a great vintage?

2014, a great vintage?

It’s a little bit too soon to generalize, but several French regions are announcing 2014 as being a good vintage. According to the Inter-professional Wine and Champagne Committee (CIVC), the grape harvest could start on Monday the 8th of September for all the vineyard lots where the grapes are ripe, the others will follow on […]


A bubbly demise!

A bubbly demise!

Hong-Kong – Dingxiang Loeng, a very well known 49 years old Chinese businessman, passed away this morning in his suite in the Shangri-La hotel. It is during a party that had been organized on his behalf for his birthday that the man died in front of his 217 guests. Violently hit on the forehead by […]


Champagne Salon

Champagne Salon

The Salon Champagne, an enthralling story and an exceptional vintage. At the beginning of the last century, Aimé Salon, native of the Champagne area, left for Paris searching to make fortune in the fur trade, finding that the champagne was of a rather dubious quality, he decide to make his own sparkling wine. Following the […]


When China awakes… the world shall tremble

When China awakes… the world shall tremble

In 1973, Alan Peyrefitte, a French journalist, following his return from a trip to China, wrote a book with the above mentioned title, originally attributed to Napoleon in 1816. Bothe Napoleon as well as Peyreffite where visionaries, and where perfectly right, but not listened to, for China has awakened. Whatever field we are looking at, […]


Englishmen “please shoot first”!

Englishmen “please shoot first”!

Which was done and we thank them for it! The passion for French wine brought our friends across the channel, to develop a vivid imagination. The amphora was the first vessel to contain wine, but not very practical, heavy and fragile during transportation, she was replaced by the wooden barrel. This was practical for transportation […]


Price increases in French wines.

Price increases in French wines.

Many of you have probably noticed that the price of French wines, labeled “premier crus” and “Grand crus” had notably increased in the last 6 to 8 months. We shall through this article the reasons for this rise in price, the consequences that this will have on the market, and how to benefit from this […]


The Chardonnay

The Chardonnay

Chardonnay is a native white grape from the Burgundy area. Widespread today around the world, it is mainly found in the Champagne country, known as ” Blanc de Blanc “, this designation meaning that the champagne is made exclusively with Chardonnay grapes. This is also the case in the Burgundy, Loire, Jura, Alsace and Languedoc […]