August 22nd, 2018 - by Pei Yeng

Harvest season begins in Champagne region

Harvest in Champagne region 2018

The harvest in Champagne region has started!

Few villages in Aube area have started their harvest on 20th August. Due to the warm spring and summer, the harvest starts earlier this year.  Read more…

June 19th, 2018 - by Pei Yeng

Fruit set in Champagne vineyard

Small berries in Champagne vineyard

The small green berries are formed after the flowers get fertilized.

Actually not every flower on the grape vines gets fertilized, the unfertilized flowers eventually fall from the vines.  Read more…

June 6th, 2018 - by Pei Yeng

What can you do with your leftover Champagne?

Champagne cake

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

Do you know that we don't need honeybees to pollinate the grape vines?

Grapevine flower in Champagne

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…

May 25th, 2018 - by Pei Yeng

Future grapes in Champagne

Future grapes

The landscape in Champagne region turned green.

The grapevines are growing very fast with the warm weather in early spring. At this moment, we can clearly see the future grapes in Champagne region.  Read more…

September 26th, 2014 - by Pei Yeng

Harvest in Champagne region 2014

private champagne tour harvest

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

Private Champagne tours from Paris

Private Champagne tours from Paris

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

Pruning and blending

Paris Champagne Day Tour - discovering future Champagne rosé

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.

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September 25th, 2013 - by Pei Yeng

Champagne grape harvest season

Champagne region - grape harvest

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 - Sabrage

Paris Champagne day tour- Champagne sabering-sabrage

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.

Paris Champagne day tour-Champagne sabering-sabrageThe 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…