Toronto Wine Event: Champagne and Chocolate – Yes Please! by Liz Palmer

Join us for our popular “Champagne Social’ and get some tips on pairing Champagne and chocolate from leading Champagne expert Liz Palmer.

You will learn which Champagne styles pair with which type of chocolate, while sipping on a champagne cocktail.

After a brief seminar, we will be pairing 2-3 champagne styles with various types of chocolate.

Date:  November 7, 2017

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm 

Location: The Fine Wine Reserve, Toronto 

Registration: Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/toronto-wine-event-champagne-chocolate-pairing-by-liz-palmer-tickets-38507123844

Twice a month, we offer you the opportunity to learn about champagne in a tasting guided by Award Winning Author and Dame Chevalier, Liz Palmer.

Next up:   Creating Champagne Cocktails for the Holidays [November 21 – 6:30 – 8:00 pm]

Champagne and French Cheese [December 5 – 6:30 – 8:00 pm]

Do you have questions about Champagne Workshops + Corporate Events?   
You can reach me at: liz@liz-palmer.com

Toronto Champagne Event: Japanese Food + Champagne – The Perfect Pairing!

Join us for a “Champagne Social’ and get some tips on pairing Japanese food with Champagne from leading Champagne expert Liz Palmer.

You will learn which champagne styles pair with sushi, sashimi and other Japanese cuisine, while sipping a champagne cocktail. You will see that “Japanese food comes alive with Champagne!” and that “Champagne is far more versatile as a food wine!”

After a brief seminar on tasting, we will be pairing 2-3 champagne styles with Japanese food.

Date: October 17, 2017  

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm 

Location: The Fine Wine Reserve, Toronto 

Registration: Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/toronto-wine-event-japanese-food-and-champagne-the-perfect-pairing-tickets-38504408723?aff=es2

Twice a month, we offer you the opportunity to learn about champagne in a tasting guided by Award Winning Author and Dame Chevalier, Liz Palmer.

Next up:  

  • Champagne and Chocolate – [November 7 – 6:30 – 8:00 pm]; and
  • Creating Champagne Cocktails for the Holidays – [November 21 – 6:30 – 8:00 pm]

Do you have questions about Champagne Workshops + Corporate Events?   
You can reach me at: liz@liz-palmer.com

Toronto Champagne Workshop: Learn About Rose Champagne

 

Not only is Rosé Champagne popular, it is sophisticated and carefully crafted! At its best it combines yeasty complexity with supple fruitiness (from Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes). Each champagne house has its own approach to this delightful wine style.  We will be tasting two side-by-side in this very popular workshop.

To highlight the depth and complexity of Rosé Champagne, we will be pairing with various foods, including chocolate and red fruits.

Date:  October 3rd, 2017

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm 

Location: The Fine Wine Reserve, Toronto 

Registration: Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/liz-palmer-rose-champagne-workshop-tickets-37928369775

This is a limited seated tasting.

Twice a  month, we offer you the opportunity to learn about champagne in a tasting guided by Award Winning Author and Dame Chevalier, Liz Palmer.

Next up:        

Champagne and Sushi [October 17 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm]
Champagne and Chocolate [November 7 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm]

Have questions about Champagne Workshops?   Please email liz@liz-palmer.com

Champagne Review: J. de Telmont Grand Rose Brut

J. de Telmont

This Champagne is produced in Damery in the Marne Valley by J. de Telmont, one of the last Champagne houses to be family-owned and operated.

Currently the House is headed by Bertrand Lhopital. With his sister Pascale, and his brother-in-law Philippe, the fourth Lhopital generation is working to keep J. de Telmont’s rank among the 20th most important Champagne Houses in France.

Grape Varieties

85% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier

Alcohol

12%

Tasting Notes:

Raspberry pink hue with some light salmon reflections; long-lasting mousse with fine bubbles. The initial nose reveals citrus notes of grapefruit and lemon; on the initial swirl strawberry, raspberry notes emerge; in the mouth exceptional balance and finesse; long finish with hints of cherry.

Aging Potential

3+ years

Gastronomic suggestions

Aperitif, light entry of fish or crustaceans, light cheeses, desserts with red fruits
Score
90/100

Charles-Armand de Belenet former Pernod Ricard executive becomes GM for Champagne Bollinger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The appointment was announced in France a few weeks ago by the Société Jacques Bollinger (SJB), which is the holding company for Bollinger, along with Champagne Ayala, Burgundy’s Chanson, the Loire Valley’s Langlois-Château, and Cognac’s Delamain.

Charles-Armand de Belenet, the 46-year-old comes from Burgundy, and has take up the post at Bollinger on September 5th, 2017.

The new head for the house hails most recently from Pernod Ricard, where he has been international marketing director of Martell, Mumm and Perrier Jouët, although he has worked for the multinational drinks group since 2006, both in France and Korea.

He began his career with Bacardi-Martini as a product manager, before joining Lindt and Sprüngli in 1999, and then one year later, an internet startup called MagnumVinum.fr, where he worked until 2002, when he moved to Allied Domecq.

Described by the SJB Group as having a “rich commercial and marketing experience”, the company also stated that it was entrusting the management of its “main house” to Charles-Armand with “confidence and enthusiasm”.

Charles-Armand de Belenet: career progression

He begins his career at Bacardi-Martini, as a product manager
1999: Lindt and Sprüngli
2000: MagnumVinum.fr
2002: Allied Domecq
2006: Pernod Ricard (marketing director for Pernod France, and later marketing director for Pernod Ricard Korea
2011: International marketing director of Martell, Mumm and Perrier Jouët at Pernod Ricard
2017: Becomes general manager, Champagne Bollinger, in September

Source:  Drinks Business