Posted: Oct 31, 2008 4:23pm ET
In Champagne, branding is everything. The tradition of blending to maintain a consistent house style, marketing and image building are designed to foster loyalty to a particular house. Behind the scenes are the 20,000 growers who provide grapes to the Champagne houses.
Posted: Oct 29, 2008 5:16pm ET
Most Champagne lovers know the name Dom Pérignon, but there is another Dom—one, in which I have stated in a past blog , that deserves more attention. Nicolas Ruinart, who founded the Champagne house Ruinart in 1729, was a nephew of Dom Thierry Ruinart.
Posted: Oct 22, 2008 1:08pm ET
The California Wine Experience , held this past weekend at the Marriott Marquis in New York’s Times Square, was an opportunity to taste hundreds of wines. I don’t have the final count, but over the three-day event, I easily tasted 150.