Côté Mas Crémant de Limoux Brut & Truffle Brie

It’s #SparklingWineSunday which means it’s the perfect time for a wine and cheese pairing. Today’s situation is truffle Brie and Côté Mas Crémant de Limoux Brut. It’s an orgasmic combination! The truffle brie is a luxury cheese if ever there was one.The very popular, Maison de la Truffe in Paris, buys Brie de Meaux then adds a layer of their black truffle to it.  Actually […]

The FIZZ Is Female: Featuring Women In The Sparkling Wine Biz

Blaine Ashley brought her bubbly concept, The FIZZ Is Female, to New York City. The three day event popped off to celebrate women in wine, media, sommeliers, marketing, and restaurateurs. The opening day panel featured some of the most influential women in the wine community including: Susan Kostrzewa, Executive Editor of Wine Enthusiast Magazine Pauline Lhote,Winemaker, Chandon California Rita Jammet, […]

Back To Bourgogne

Several months ago  I was whisked away from the city to go on a “Escape to Bourgogne” adventure in the Hudson Valley with Bourgogne Wines. To kick off the adventure we boarded a party bus then enjoyed a glass of Crémant de Bourgogne by Gruhier and some wine education.  Not a bad way to kick off the way. It was […]

Charming Cheese: Camembert & Coppola

Camembert and Coppola is the pairing for the evening. I’m making the Camembert Burger from the French Grill cookbook which will surely go down nicely with the Coppola Wine Diamond Red Blend that was inspired by Scarlett O’ Hara in Gone With The Wind. The aromas of violets, spices, and berries will be perfect with the cheese and grilled beef […]

Champagne Charles Heidsieck Dinner at Rotisserie Georgette Featuring NV Blanc de Blancs and the 2004 Blanc des Millénaires

Champagne Charles Heidsieck is the perfect wine for modern quaintrelles and dandies. The bubbly was created by the dandy and entrepreneur, Charles Heidsieck, in the 19th century when he was  only 29 years old. His goal was to create a Champagne house that was more adventurous and unique. The goal was attained and he became known as “Champagne Charlie”. After […]