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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2017 Bordeaux Futures Prices + Analysis

Chateau Palmer released its prices on April 23, ahead of others — a rarity, as other Bordeaux’s top châteaus wait to see how the other wineries position themselves. In addition, the Margaux a third-growth released the first tranche at 20 percent below its 2016 release price. A few thereafter, others followed Palmer’s example. Bordeaux watchers…

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Enjoy International #SauvignonBlancDay with Peter Yealands Sauvignon Blanc 2017

located in Marlborough, Yealands Family Wines produces award-winning wines in harmony with nature. Yealands Family Wines lead the world in sustainable winegrowing. The Sauvignon Blanc is from selected parcels in Yealands’ Seaview Vineyard in the Awatere Valley – with a consistent warm and dry climate, and cool nights it creates a long growing season. Tasting…

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Direct Train London to Bordeaux Planned for 2020

A direct high speed railway that would take passengers from London to Bordeaux in under five hours could be in operation by 2020, according to the chief executive of the HS1 rail network.   Currently travellers from London to Bordeaux have to change trains in Paris. The Paris route takes 5h 25m, including a 1…

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SANDRO BOTTEGA AWARDED RIEDEL WINE MAKER OF THE YEAR IN TORONTO

Sandro Bottega, the owner and Managing Director of the Italian winery and distillery Bottega, will be honoured this evening with the 2018 Riedel® Winemaker of the Year Award.  Sandro Bottega will receive the award from The Cambridge Food & Wine Society, on behalf of Riedel, the Austrian crystal glassmaker who is the world leader in…

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The Ultimate Guide to Champagne is now available at La Cité du Vin’s “Reading Room” as a Champagne Reference

I’m honoured to announce that my book “The Ultimate Guide to Champagne” is now available at La Cité du Vin’s “Reading Room” reference library under the category of “Champagne Books”. La Cité du Vin’s “Reading Room” is an area open to everyone, offering a wide selection of literary, historic, artistic and anthropological works relating to the…

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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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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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