8 part video series on the history of Champagne filmed in France

Champagne Sorbet Recipe

champagne sorbet

Serves 8

300g (10½ oz) caster sugar
250ml (9 fl oz) water
600ml (1pt) sparkling white wine
3 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 egg whites
4 Tbsp icing sugar


A Tasting Menu with champagnes


A Tasting Menu with wines from a few Houses that were showcased in Champagne Journal.

Blanc de Blancs
Salted almonds
Smoked fried oysters
Guacamole and light corn chips

Pommery Champagne Blanc de Blancs "Summertime" NV

Malfatti Florentina with Rose Champagne at Coco Pazzo

Compressed Tamra and Kristin at Coco Pazzo

Winter lunch with my good friend Tamra Weiss, Wine Director and Owner, along with her husband Jack, of Coco Pazzo, one of Chicago's leading restaurants.

I highly recommend this fabulous Coco Pazzo dish with champagne! Packed with a lot of flavor, but light in body, it paired perfectly with Rose Veuve Clicquot! I had never had this delectable dish before and truly loved it! Thank you Tamra!

"Malfatti Florentina"


Perrier-Jouet paired Menu by Michelin Star Chef Pascal Aussignac

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I like to read Champagne paired menus and want to share this one with you. Even if I cannot 100% replicate them in my own residence, I often am inspired with a new pairing idea. See what you think!

"Michelin Star Chef, Pascal Aussignac…is working alongside Perrier-Jouët’s wine-maker Eric Trichard…Chef Pascal has created a bespoke menu to compliment the chosen wines whilst also incorporating his own unique take on the flavours of the pine-infused countryside and salt-washed shores of Gascony in South West France.

Birthday champagne


Ada Street Restaurant in Chicago created this fun birthday Champagne for my friend Sarah. Yes, she quickly blew out the candle with her birthday wish before sipping it. We did not have any cake and went straight to the champagne! Such a cute candle idea for a birthday champagne toast, so I wanted to pass it along.

Try Rose champagnes for Valentine's Day

Rose champagnes are great for Valentines Day

Looking for the best Champagnes to have on Valentine’s Day?

Try a Rosé! They come in a variety of gorgeous colors ( pale salmon to pink to very dark pink), have festive bubbles, and tastes a bit of spice from the pinot noir or pinot meunier grapes. Read More...

Fast food with Champagne, Yes please!

 Lanson mit Lachs Semmel

This is my kind of fast food! I took this picture in the Salzburg Christkindlmarkt. This gentleman is enjoying a salmon sandwich paired with Lanson champagne. Perfect! Lachs Semmel mit Lanson! Read More...