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. 

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


- Liz Palmer -

Multi-award-winning author, educator, wine judge and 

Dame-Chevalier Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne

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Liz Palmer is an award-winning author and international wine & spirits expert. She's also a "Dame Chevalier des The Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne", what does that mean?  Here she shares her expertise travelling with groups and meeting with winemakers around the world.

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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…




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


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…


Champagne Review Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Brut Rosé Champagne

        Varietal:     100% Pinot Noir Region:      Champagne Producer:   Laurent-Perrier Group Style:         Rich and Complex Alcohol:     12% The maceration on the skins for three days provides this glorious pink color with tinges of orange; displays aromas of raspberry, red currant, cherry and citrus; on the palate – intense fruit…


Cognac XO classification to rise to 10 years

    The BNIC (BNIC Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac) has recently announced that the classification for XO Cognac is set to change on April 1, 2018. What does this mean? This means that the youngest eau-de-vie included in a blended Cognac labelled XO* must be aged in barrels for at least 10 years, instead…


The Golden Globes 2018 and Moët & Chandon

Moët & Chandon has been the champagne of choice for the Golden Globes for over twenty-five years. In celebration of the award show’s 75th anniversary, Moet has joined up with actress Jamie Chung to create “Moët 75”, the official cocktail for 2018. Made with fresh blood orange juice, the Moët 75 is bright and fruity,…


Terroir and Origin Are the Heart of Cognac’s New Visual Identity

The words “Cognac France” in a timelessly elegant font, are written over a rich, earth-tone image in the exact shape of the Cognac region; these are the essential elements of the Cognac appellation’s new visual identity. This logo reminds us that this inimitable and world-famous beverage is a product of one, and only one, place. Unveiled worldwide on November 14, the new…


Christmas and New Year’s Eve are the biggest holidays for wine sales in the U.S.

Christmas and New Year’s Eve are the biggest holidays for wine sales in the U.S., accounting for 69% more dollar sales than the average two-week period in 2016, ringing up more than $1 billion in sales in the two-week period alone. U.S. WINE SALES BETWEEN CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S EVE GENERATE MORE THAN $1 BILLION…


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

Coco Chanel

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