June 6th, 2018 - by Pei Yeng
I know most of the time we manage to finish our bottle of Champagne. But if you do have some leftover, you can make a Champagne cake!
Here is a quick and easy Champagne cake recipe:
Serves : 4 people
Preparation time :10 minutes
Cooking time : 45 minutes Read more…
May 30th, 2018 - by Pei Yeng
The flowers started to appear in the Champagne vineyard! We might expect to harvest the grapes in 90 to 100 days .
A lot of people asked me if grape vines need honeybees to produce the grapes. Actually they don’t! Grape vines are pollinated by the wind. Read more…
September 26th, 2014 - by Pei Yeng
After few weeks of hard work, the harvest in Champagne region has finally ended this week.
This year the grapes are well ripen, healthy and juicy. Overall, the vine growers have a good yield and the wine makers think that 2014 will make a good vintage. Read more…
September 23rd, 2014 - by Pei Yeng
If visiting Paris for a few days, you shouldn’t miss the world famous Champagne-producing region that lies only 160km (100 miles) away.
Everybody knows the historical, romantic and cosmopolitan side of Paris, but very less people take time to discover its surrounding Champagne region and quaint vineyards. Right at the outskirts of Paris, one can visit impressive underground chalk cellars, meet wine makers to understand the Champagne-making processes, and discover different types of locally produced Champagne. Read more…
April 3rd, 2014 - by Pei Yeng
This winter was very mild. We could say that we didn’t have winter at all!
At the beginning, most of the wine growers were worry that the vines would start to grow with this mild temperature. There was a risk to have winter frost and it’ll destroy the buds. Luckily the temperature was below 0°C at night and the vines were still in hibernation.
September 25th, 2013 - by Pei Yeng
Come join us to experience the most important moment of the year!
After a cold winter and spring, luckily the summer has been sunny and now the grapes are finally ripen. All the wineries are busy doing the preparation for the most important moment of the year : the harvest. Read more…
June 27th, 2013 - by Pei Yeng
Champagne sabering or sabrage in French is a technique for opening a Champagne bottle with a Champagne sword (sabre).
There are several stories about the tradition of Champagne sabering (Sabrage). All of them begin in the early 19th century.
The most popular story is that of Napoleon’s soldiers just after the French Revolution. The sabre was the weapon of choice of the fearsome Cavalry. Hence the word sabrage originates from the word sabre. Napoleon’s spectacular victories across all Europe gave them plenty of reason to celebrate. During these events the cavalry opened the Champagne with their sabres to show their pride. This may encouraged by Napoleon, known to have said “Champagne! In victory one deserves it; in defeat one needs it.” Since then Champagne sabering (sabrage) became popular in France. Read more…