Champagne

Champagne at a glance

I get no kick from champagne, sings the lovesick swain in Cole Porter’s jazzy song, but he’s probably in the minority on that. Most of us like the bubbles, and especially bubbles from Champagne, the French wine region that is synonymous with effervescent romance. I learned a lot on my recent trip to Champagne; here’s…

How to Marry a French Farmer

  Interesting story this week in the New York Times about the loneliness of the French farmer. Being in France myself for the Champagne harvest, I was particularly interested to read that online dating sites have sprung up to remedy the problem, including www.atraverschamp.com, which means Across the Fields. According to the Ministry of Agriculture,…

Champions of Champagne

You know you’re a Bad Mother when you post a tweet about arriving in Champagne and Child 2 responds “so THAT’S where you are!” What can I say? Life’s been a wee bit rushed lately. Indeed I am in Champagne, just in time for one of the earliest harvests on record. The trip was organized…