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The Backcloth of Success | 成功背後

The Backcloth of Success | 成功背後 Whilst Champagne gained her worldwide fame, the region of Champagne remained little known to the outside world. Indeed, the terroir contributed to a huge part of Champagne’s phenomenal success. Climate Located at the North-east of France, vines of Champagne are planted at their cold tolerance. Equally distinguishing, Champagne is gifted […]

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Ruinart – The First of Champagne | 香檳界始祖

Ruinart – The First of Champagne | 香檳界始祖 The world is forgetful. Ruinart, the first ever champagne house since 1729, remains to be a subtle, low-profile and underrated Champagne brand. As the adage goes, highbrow begets solitude. Their unconventional bottle, often much shorter yet broader, is actually a tribute to the historic ones used in […]

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Moscato v Champagne | 麝香酒與香檳

Moscato v Champagne | 麝香酒與香檳 A friend of mine text me another night, featuring a well embellished bottle of wine, and asked me if this “champagne” is legit. “Bro, that’s not a champagne. It’s a Moscato, an Italian sparkling wine. Usually, it is pretty sweet, if not too sweet, with low alcohol content and served […]

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Serving Temperature | 品酒溫度

Serving Temperature | 品酒溫度 It is more than typical that Champagnes are served cold. While most of us lack a wine cellar at home, Champagnes are not recommended to be stored at fridge which operates approximately at 4°C. Instead, it should be served at 8 – 12°C. So, how? We suggest two feasible methods. Keep […]

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Louis Roederer – The Virgo in Champagne | 香檳界處女座

Louis Roederer – The Virgo in Champagne | 香檳界處女座 Louis Roederer differentiates itself from its peer in several ways. It is the largest independent and family-owned Champagne house. It expressly admits that they are not a house for vintage wines (even though they are more than decent..) yet they excel in non-vintage ones. More remarkably, […]

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First Step of Every Champagne | 香檳的第一步

First Step of Every Champagne | 香檳的第一步 The first step of making champagne resembles the production of any wine – Pressing. All grapes are handpicked and gently pressed to generate the arguably most premium fruit juice. Pressing is crucial because any heedlessness may stain the crystal-clear liquid. By law, only the first 2,550L of juice from […]

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The Magic Tower | 香檳魔塔

The Magic Tower | 香檳魔塔 Apart from popping champagne, Champagne tower is probably another emblem of celebration, an overflowing symbol of festivity. Purportedly invented by Moët, the Champagne tower, usually in a shape of pyramid, could be formed with 96, 144, or 201 Champagne coupes (a plate-like Champagne glass). Champagne is then poured from the […]

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The Beginning of Popping Champagne | POP酒的開始

The Beginning of Popping Champagne | POP酒的開始 When your friends bathe you with Champagne in a nightclub of deafening music, you may have wondered who on earth would have invented to drain half bottle of extravagant, fine wine, instead of some sugared, chemical liquid. Well, you know him. Everyone knows him. He is the mighty […]

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Wine Grapes – Black and White | 黑白兩道

Wine Grapes – Black and White | 黑白兩道 In this context, grapes could be classified into two groups – black and white. A typical Champagne would be a natural blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, except Blanc de blanc and Blanc de noir, which refers to white from white (pure Chardonnay) and white […]

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Bollinger – The Secret Agency in Champagne | 香檳界特務

Bollinger – The Secret Agency in Champagne | 香檳界特務 Notably fancied by James Bond, Bollinger is one of the very few family-owned champagne houses. Unlike most of the others, Bollinger owns a myriads of vineyards which enable selective grape growing and sheer autonomy of production. The Bollinger house prominently upholds several exceptional practices. Every cuvee […]

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