Resonance Extra Brut

Marie Courtin Resonance Champagne

Marie Courtin's Résonance Champagne is luxurious. The lemony yellow wine offers flavors of citrus and green apple, and is both refreshing and smooth. The very low dosage allows this wine to pair nicely with just about any meal, as well as hold its own as a stand alone drink. If you are looking for a … Continue reading Marie Courtin Resonance Champagne

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Mountain Dome Brut and a side of Donuts

It is Saturday morning and I am hungry. It has been a long week, and I want to indulge on something more than my normal coffee breakfast. I want brunch. The thing is, I love the idea of brunch, but I cannot eat most "brunch" foods (I am lactose intolerant). Eating any kind of breakfast … Continue reading Mountain Dome Brut and a side of Donuts

Champagne Taste-Off: Champagne vs. Methode Champenoise

Over the past few months, I have learned quite a bit about my favorite wine - Champagne.  I know that Champagne is only Champagne if from Champagne, France, and I recently learned about Growers Champagne - those wineries that grow their own grapes for their Champagne. I was recently introduced to Methode Champenoise - basically … Continue reading Champagne Taste-Off: Champagne vs. Methode Champenoise

A Fond Adieu to France with a Grower Champagne Tasting

Before I start my journey into Spain, I wanted to close out my trip through France with my favorite French wine - Champagne.  I recently participated in a "Grower Champagne" tasting.   Grower Champagne, I learned, is when the Champagne is produced at the same estate where the grapes are grown. The winemaker has complete control … Continue reading A Fond Adieu to France with a Grower Champagne Tasting

Touring the Champagne Region of France & Sipping Champagne with Two Wonderful Women

Leaving London, I took the chunnel to Paris, ready to begin my "virtual" journey through France.  I plan to go from Paris to the Champagne region, then to Burgundy and beyond.  I am looking forward to this leg of my journey as it includes more bubbly (you can probably tell by now it is my … Continue reading Touring the Champagne Region of France & Sipping Champagne with Two Wonderful Women