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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Emmanuel Macron Opens Presidential Wine Cellar to Public

France’s Elysée Palace has officially opened its doors to its wine cellar first time this past weekend as part of a bid by President Emmanuel Macron to promote national heritage. There were 350 members of the public who toured the cavernous cellar which houses 14,000 bottles, from all the wine growing regions of France. “This is the…

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News Release: Cision® Partners with (Toronto-based) Top International Wine and Spirts journalist/Judge/Author and Influencer Liz Palmer

TORONTO, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 / PRNewswire/Toronto-based wine journalist/judge/Author and one of the world’s top wine and spirits social media influencers Liz Palmer and Cision, one of the industry’s largest content distribution networks, have partnered to distribute content across each other’s respective networks respective networks.  Liz Palmer said, “My team and I are very excited about sharing Cision’s real-time content…

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Champagne Mumm Launches Zero-Gravity Bottle Design

It took three years of research and experimentation to develop Mumm Grand Cordon Stellar, the first champagne designed to be tasted in space. For this world premiere, Maison Mumm symbolically chose to fly over the vineyards of Reims to present its innovation during a zero-gravity flight. Science Serving Champagne Maison Mumm’s goal was to take…

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Moët & Chandon is the official Champagne of The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA)

This week Moët & Chandon has announced they are the Official Champagne of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA). To complement its global partnership with the ATP World Tour, the partnership will also include Moët & Chandon as the Official Champagne of the LTA’s three summer grass court events, the AEGON Championships, the AEGON Classic and…

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Results of 2018 Airline Wine Competition

Global Traveler, the only AAM-audited magazine for luxury business and leisure travelers, has released the results of its 15th annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Competition. The competition, held at the end of May, took place at The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, in New York City. Expert judges participated in the blind tasting of…

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2018 Champagne Harvest – A Vintage Year

The Champagne Harvest begins on August 21. The region has had a year of extreme weather. Growers and houses saw record winter rainfall, with 345mm from November 2017 to January 2018. This beats the previous high of 338mm which was set in 1965, according to the Comité. A prolonged, cold winter has given way to…

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Another Record year in Cognac: 200 million bottles shipped

For the fourth straight year, exports of Cognac have continued their steady rise, with an increase of 8.2% in volume and 5.4% in value. The previous record of bottles shipped (200 million) has been surpassed, with 205.9 million bottles shipped between August 2017 and July 2018. With 3.2 billion euros (roughly 300 billion dollars) in…

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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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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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