Some Bubbly Reads for World Champagne Day
Here are some of our favourite champagne related quotes side-by-side with a few of our bubbly stories.
On the Champagne Trail: Moët & Chandon in Épernay, France
Founded in 1743, Moët & Chandon is one of the oldest champagne houses. This year marks the 150th birthday of Impérial, Moët’s flagship blend.
Moët Ice Impérial
The season’s go-to drink is champagne on the rocks.
Moët & Chandon
In the courtyard outside Moët & Chandon’s imposing premises in Épernay stands a statue of Dom Pérignon, the Benedictine monk often credited with having created champagne in the 1670s. The statue is popular with the tourists who throng Moët’s tasting room and retail store, and they stand on Dom Pérignon’s plinth to have their photographs snapped with him, as if he were a Disney character.
Inside TIFF: Wrap Parties
Autumn is most certainly arriving, and with it the burst of the summer movie bubble. We rouse to the realization we’re emotionally and intellectually starving for a meaningful story. This is what the Toronto International Film Festival does best.
A Look Back: Spirited Producers
Over the past 15 years, as we roamed through the countryside, visited distilleries, and spoke to founding families, we discovered that history can in fact be bottled. As we celebrate our crystal anniversary, we toast to the stories of each producer—with a fine vintage, of course.
Layers of Luxury
Being offered a premium wine for $12 a bottle might sound a bit like being offered some prime swampland at a knock-down price. Premium has the ring of quality about it, and many people might well think of premium wines as including first-growth Bordeaux and Super Tuscans.
Since 1843, the Glenmorangie Distillery has been producing its famous whisky on the shores of the Dornoch Firth.
Vincent Chaperon at Dom Pérignon
At 33, Vincent Chaperon looks his age—no older, no younger. He’s smartly dressed in a suit and tie, and looks like a whiz kid in the world of law or commerce. Instead, he’s a fizz kid, the oenologist at renowned champagne house Dom Pérignon.