All posts filed under: Champagne

Le Parc Les Crayères, Autumn 2016

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Champagne / France / French food / Le Parc Les Crayères / Les Crayères / Reims / SALON

Le Parc Les Crayères is one of the best restaurant in Reims, now standing at Two MICHELIN Stars. The restaurant offers gourmands a luxurious fine dining experience.  You have to arrive a little early to catch the sunset at the outdoor table with a glass of champagne before heading the main dining room. Here you will find 95% of all champagne houses on the wine list with reasonable price, we went for 2004 Champagne SALON made in the blanc de blancs style. Champagne SALON is […]

Harvesting grapes in Epernay, Autumn 2016

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Champagne / Epernay / France / Reims / vineyard / WineGrower / Winemaker

We were so lucky being in Champagne area during the busy harvest season.   We rented a car and hopped on over to different small villages such as Avize, Ay and Cramant.  Pretty enjoying spent a day walking around in the breezy warm days with the epic scenery in front of you.  Hundred of labours were working hard against the clock to harvest the grapes within the time frame according to the “rules” set by Union des Maisons […]

Les Avisés, Autumn 2016

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Anselme Selosse / Avize / Côte des Blancs / Champagne / Chardonnay / Cramant / France / French food / hotel / Jacques Selosse / Oger / Reims / vineyard / WineGrower / Winemaker

Jacques Selosse is easily the best Champagne and grower Champagne on planet earth. Yearly production is very limited which make getting hold of a bottle very difficult even if you live in France.  If you are Jacques Selosse hardcore fans and like unique style of this Domaine very much, staying at Les Avisés is a must, here you can have any bottle you want at a reasonable price! Les Avisés also operates a restaurant with cozy vibe, the sparkling water is […]

Château de Fère Hôtel & Spa, Autumn 2016

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Castle / Champagne / France / French food / hotel / ice cream / Reims / Spa

Château de Fère Hôtel & Spa is located in Castelnau-de-Lévis, outskirt of Reims, it takes 45 mins drive to Reims centre, a bit quite far away and remote.  Many guests are coming from UK and seems they have a fun ride with their classic cars and motors.   The hotel is nearby a historical ruined castle named Château de Fère-en-Tardenois began in 1206.  Nice to have a little walk there before your sundowner’s party get start. […]

Journey of Sensations, Summer 2016

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Champagne / French food / Taichung / Taiwan

We went to Tokyo and tried the dishes of  L’Effervescence and Florilège in 2014 and 2015.  Personally, I put a high hope of Chef Namae Shinobu all along as he is the future star of Michel Bras.  I like Bras’ so much, i like they respect the natural taste of food without cliche ideas and overkill concept.  Seems Chef Namae learnt quite a lot from him. I can see Bras’ style in his dish and I […]

Richard Juhlin Master Class, Autumn 2015

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Champagne / Chardonnay / Jacques Selosse / Richard Juhlin / wine

Having a chance to join Richard Juhlin master class organised by Major Cellar and Cru Magazine.  It is my first time to try Jacques Selosse champagne from Avize region. “Initial” is a blend of three Chardonnay vintages from Avize, Oger and Clamant, the plantation area for prestige champagne only. Good wine with good grapes.   Champagne comes with elegant with charming style, caramel favour melting in the mouth. Wine maker is like a chef and […]