The King of Wines…


O.K. I know that I have been absent for a whole month, but with good reason. Final Exams, which not only are stressful for the students, but just as stressful for the teachers took a long time to grade this year. Although my students are very studious and involved in their choices of Careers, unhappily for many, wine tasting is not apart of the Final Exams. Too bad, because some of my students have gotten very good at describing the qualities of a wine. Some of the end of the semester wine projects that I received were quite interesting this year. Topics where quite varied and even fun to read! For example, Champagne, Burgundy, Cognac just to name a few topics. But the most favorite topic this season seems was the wine known the King of wines and the Wine of Kings, Champagne. I’ve received many papers on some of the more obvious Champagne Houses which did not have much imagination. But there were one or two Champagne that seemed quite new and trendy. Bruno Paillard Champagne and Champagne Armand de Brignac is very popular at the moment. Born in the Champagne region, Bruno Paillard is not stranger to what champagne should express. Because of his disenchantment as a wine-broker in the region, Bruno Paillard at 27 years old, set out to make a Champagne of dignity and excellence. Today his wines are selling in 40 different countries around the world. I haven’t tasted this Champagne, but the students who wrote about Champagne Paillard were quite impressed… Then there is Champagne Armand de Brignac  made very popular in the USA by Beyonce’s husband , Jay-Z in the Night Club scene. This Champagne owned by the Cattier family is from 20 hectares planted mostly in the Grand Cru and rivals some of the great Champagnes with a much longer history track record. Apparently many of the reputable wine critics have given high notes to Brignac. Again, I haven’t tasted it yet, so I can’t say much, at least not for the moment!

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  1. Pingback: Dion Champagne and Wine Bar | David Joseph Constable

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