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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Liz Palmer offers rare and meaningful insights into the world of luxury wines, champagne, cognac, and other spirits,  with interviews from the world's top chefs and winemakers.

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Weather Hazards Threaten Northern Italy’s 2018 Harvest

Italy is in the grip weather hazards including hail, floods, tornados and strong winds, casting fears on the 2018 vintage in regions like Lombardy, Piedmont, Emilia-Romangna and Veneto. Italy’s farmers’ association, Confederazione Nazionale Coltivatori Diretti (Coldiretti), has already warned that damages could cost the country’s agriculture industry €500 million. According to Coldiretti, rainfall in June…

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Capturing the Spirit of Cognac

Six members of the Circle of Wine Writers (CWW) traveled to Cognac, France from April 9th to 12th, 2018 to visit cognac producers from the designated growing areas of Charente-Maritime, Deux-Sèvres and Dordogne. A special thank you to our member Liz Palmer and the BNIC for organizing this amazing trip. Reports were written (and will be…

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The Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa Opens

“Follow the road of the golden bubbles” MAITRE DE MAISON – NICOLAS BÉLIARD –  Champagne’s first contemporary luxury hotel, The Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa officially opened this week. Embracing the lush bounty of the champagne houses and the surrounding UNESCO World Heritage sites, guests will have exclusive access to private Champagne houses, harvesting sessions…

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Liv-ex top 50 most-searched wines in 2018

Each year around the summer season, Liv-ex examines the top 50 most-viewed wines, based on visits to their website from January to July.  The search-data acts as a barometer for the interests of fine wine merchants, showing where there have been changes in the trade’s interests each year. Firsts still first The Bordeaux First Growths continue…

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U.S. Guinness Brewery is set to open August 3, 2018

Starting August 3, 2018 Guinness beer will be brewed at its own U.S. brewing facility. Guinness’ parent Diageo announced January 31, 2017 by press release that they would build a U.S. version of Dublin’s famous Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore County, Maryland. The $50 million project includes the construction of a mid-sized Guinness brewery, packaging…

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Wine Review: Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1989

Wine Review: Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1989 First Growth. Premier Grand Cru Classe in 1973 Special Occasion – celebrating a family member’s one-year anniversary. It’s a lovely Pauillac that has reached its plateau of maturity; notably dark ruby in colour; It has an engaging cedar and tobacco bouquet with hints of mint; not much fruit concentration; the…

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Baffled by Wine Lists? You’re not alone…

A staggering 73% of Brits are intimidated by restaurant wine lists according to a recent study, while 58% don’t feel they have enough wine knowledge to order with confidence. As reported by The Express, the study of over 2,000 people, run by Californian wine giant E&J Gallo’s Dark Horse brand, found that nearly three-quarters of Brits…

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Carlsberg uses molecular gastronomy to create “Beer Caviar”

In honor of this year’s World Cup, Carlsberg has created the world’s first beer caviar. “The last couple of years there has been a trend within molecular gastronomy to develop artificial caviar from natural ingredients with all kinds of flavors. We thought it would be fun to create caviar made from beer to give soccer…

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George Brown College Inaugural Wine Symposium – June 25

This year’s theme will focus on The Business of Wine in the new Global Economy: An exploration of trends in the World of Wine. On June 25th, George Brown College’s Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts brings together a renowned group of wine industry leaders for an in-depth look at The Business of Wine in…

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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.

- At a Glance -
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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