Pairing known as impossible Champagne and Coffee (2/6)

Champagne LELARGE-PUGEOT The Lelarge-Pugeot family has been telling the story of the generous lands of Vrigny for over 200 years. At the head of the estate, Dominique and Dominique, two uncompromising winemakers, two vine gardeners, two artisans serving nature and making good sense their first choice. Together, and with the help of their three children…

Pairing known as impossible Champagne and Coffee (1/6)

Coffee – if its world might be close in some respects to the one of wine – notably champagne wine -, it is most certainly considered by connoisseurs as the worst possible wine pairing. It is even the tasters’ bête noire. Pretty often, what a disappointment when at the end of a meal, just after…

Wine pairings – Geoffrey Orban interview

Founder of Educavin, where he is a consultant for producers and the interprofession of wine, expert trainer, organizer of tastings and wine tourism guide, this wine, terroir and gastronomy specialist brings another vision of Champagne terroirs and food-pairings for exclusive and unforgettable experiences. His credo: “From the terroir to the plate”. If he clarifies that…

Pairing known as impossible Champagne and Cigare (3/3)

Champagne PERSEVAL-FARGE With a big and warm smile on their face, Isabelle and Benoist welcome epicureans in search for champagne goldsmithery wines… Proud of their heritage and their terroir, they cultivate with sincerity, authenticity, pragmatism and determination both “classic” and “Forgotten” grape varieties of Champagne. A conscientious winegrower, an outstanding winemaker … there was no…

Pairing known as impossible Champagne and Cigare (2/3)

Champagne HENRIET-BAZIN On a living and fertile land, there is a precious green garden right in the midst of the vines, sitting on limestone and nestled on the slopes of the Montagne de Reims. Here, two passionate winemakers, Marie-Noëlle and Nicolas Rainon, have been able to step aside in front of the truth of their…

Pairing known as impossible Champagne and Cigare (1/3)

Cigars … if they pair perfectly Spirits and their complex character, like whiskey, cognac or even rum, it is however common knowledge that they do not match very well with wines – and even less with the effervescence of champagnes… Therefore, it is much more likely to be offered a Spirit or a sweet wine…

Food-pairing known as impossible Champagne and Chocolate (2/2)

Champagne BERTRAND-DELESPIERRE Nestled on the hillsides of Chamery – a village of the Montagne de Reims, which once visited tends to never leave you -, there is a family House on the edge of the vineyards where the undeniable complicity of two generations expresses itself through a fully assumed wine identity… With the Bertrand-Delespierre, the…

Food-pairing known as impossible Champagne and Chocolate (1/2)

The freshness, the acidity and the effervescence of one, the sugar and the bitterness of the other: here is a food-pairing which on paper does not really match. It is even listed among the dishes not to be paired with Champagne by the CIVC. To create an harmony with cocoa products, most of the time…

Champagne and Food-pairings

In a gourmet restaurant, it is customary for sommeliers to advise on the choice of wine(s), once the dish(es) selected. Occasionally, they are even food and wine pairing menu suggested. Food-pairing… here is an important and decisive discipline, especially since a bad choice can quickly ruin flavors, aromas and the moment … Conversely, wine can…

Champagne Pairing – Introduction

If champagne is considered as “the king of wines”, it has been gradually relegated to the rank of celebratory wine position. Too often neglected by connoisseurs in pairing for the benefit of other wines, few are the restaurants daring to venture on the path of champagne harmony on the table, preferring the moment of the…