On April 7th, 2017 Liz was appointed Dame Chevalier de L’Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne.

There are only two people in Canada to receive this honour. 

Crest of the Ordre des Coteau

What is a "Dame Chevalier des The Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne"?

The Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne is the official fraternity of the major Champagne brands. Its mission is to promote the variety, versatility, taste and other unique characteristics that make Champagne wines synonymous with success and celebration everywhere.

 

Unlike other champagne wine fraternities, which confine themselves to the promotion of a particular “cru” or variety of grape, the very special feature of the ORDRE DES COTEAUX DE CHAMPAGNE is that it extols the wines of Champagne in general and in their diversity. 

 

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Multi-award-winning author, educator, wine judge and Dame-Chevalier Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne

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Japan Overtakes Germany in Champagne Export Market

Japan has overtaken Germany in export volumes of champagne for the first time in history, according to recent data provided by Comité Champagne. Japan imported 12.8m bottles between 2016-17, which is a 21.3% increase on the previous year, leapfrogging them above Germany into third place. “Over the past 20 years, Japan has produced 3,000 sommeliers…

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Harrods sets new standards for drinks retailing

 London saw the official unveiling of a new fine wine and spirits retailing space last week – and it’s so impressive, a new standard has been set. Harrods new wine and spirits shop is part of a multi-million pound investment in food and drinks retailing at the London department store The shop can be found…

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Chateau Palmer 2017 Released

Chateau Palmer 2017 has been released at €192 per bottle ex-negociant, down 20% on the 2016 release price of €240. It is being offered at a recommended retail price of £2,350 per 12×75, a decrease of 18% in sterling terms on the 2016 release of £2,880 per case. James Suckling scored the wine 97-98 points…

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Beer and food pairing potential hailed by top chef

Beer is becoming an increasingly popular accompaniment to meals and one of the world’s best chefs has given it his endorsement.  A Global Data report shows that 47% of consumers find the concept of pairing food and beer appealing, leaving it behind only wine in terms of popularity. Joan Roca, chef of Girona’s three Michelin-starred…

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Champagne shipments for 2017

The final figures for Champagne shipments in 2017 were recently announced. Total sales amounted to 307.3 million bottles, which is + 0.4% compared to 2016. The French market dropped by 2.5% with 153.7 million bottles. “A decline stronger than expected due to disappointing sales in December,” commented Maxime Toubart, president of the Syndicat Général des Vignerons, co-president…

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Franciacorta, Italy’s Premium Sparkling Wine

What and Where is Franciacorta? Franciacorta is a sparkling wine from the Province of Brescia, Northern Italy with DOCG status. It was first referenced as Franzacurta in the Eighth Book of Brescia in 1277. Guido Berlucchi produced the first Franciacorta in 1961, and during 1995 the sparkling wines of Franciacorta were awarded DOCG status. This…

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2014 Kendall-Jackson Cabernet Sauvignon “Vintner’s Reserve”

“This lush, round and rich vintage is back by popular demand!” Vintage: 2014 Varietal: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Merlot & 1% Malbec Bottle size: 750 ml Region: Sonoma County State or country: CA/USA Price: $27.95 [Canadian] Available: In Ontario, Vintages # 331603 Review date: March 17, 2018 Review: This dark ruby wine has aromas of lush…

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Champagne Review: Comte de Senneval Champagne

Champagne Review: Comte de Senneval Champagne Autolytic notes of biscuit and toast, with creamy lemon and apple with hints of tropical fruit on the palate; persistent bubbles. Alcohol: 12.50% Grapes: Chardonnay Pinot Meunier Pinot Noir Score: 89 Excellent price 19 € Food pairing suggestions  Pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna ), shellfish, mild and soft cheese

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Liz Palmer listed by Social Vignerons as one of 2018’s Top 40 Wine Influencers

Canadian award-winning author and wine journalist Liz Palmer has been named as one of 2018’s Top 40 Wine Influencers –Liz states: “It’s such an honor to listed as one of the Top 40 Wine Influencers and to be amongst notable magazines, brands, worthy peers.” “I’m thrilled!” Who are the 2018 “Top 40” Social Media Power Influencers around…

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I only Drink Champagne
on two occassions,
when I am in love, and when I am not.

Coco Chanel

Liz Palmer Tasting Champagne

Liz was awarded the title of “Dame Chevalier” of the Ordre de Coteaux de Champagne at an official ceremony in Paris in 2017.

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Liz Palmer

  • Award-winning author
  • Wine journalist
  • International critic and judge
  • Member:
    • Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada
    • Circle of Wine Writers (UK)
    • International Federation of Wine and Spirits Journalists and Writers (FIJEV)
    • Wine Century Club (NYC)
    • The Fine Wine Reserve
    • Les Dames d’Escoffier (President – Toronto Chapter)
The Ultimate Guide to Champagne by Liz Palmer, Winner, Gourmand

Liz Palmer’s first book, “The Ultimate Guide To Champagne” has received the National Award for the best French Wine Book at the Gourmand World Awards 2017

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