Tag Archive for 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…

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…

A taste of Champagne

The setting: An elegant reception room at the Westin St. Francis 32 stories above Union Square with a panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay, Telegraph Hill and the Golden Gate Bridge. The agenda: Tasting  bubblies from some of the great houses of the Champagne region of France. The task: Coming back with some sparkling…