Articles tagged with the tag “Champagne”

Rosé des Riceys

The commune of Riceys in the Aube department of Champagne is a magical place and closer to Burgundy than to its northern Champagne compatriots. We drove down from Reims through forests and glades before arriving in the most picturesque village with beautiful stone buildings, some homes, some wash houses, lots of small chapels and modest…

Cristal

Emperor’s New Clothes or fit for a SuperTsar? I was recently asked to host a vertical tasting of this most prestigious Champagne from the private cellar of a generous collector. I was thrilled to be doing it but curious as to whether the group would be as enthralled by the actual wine as the reputation…