“Christmas Kiss” Champagne Cocktail created by Liz Palmer


“Christmas Kiss”

Ingredients

〜2 round ice cubes (made with Harrods Lemmon grass tea
and 3-4 pink peppercorns)
〜3 oz brut Champagne
〜½ tsp of confit de champagne a la rose
〜Fresh rosemary sprigs
〜Champagne coupe

Instructions

Place two ice cubes into a chilled Champagne coupe, add ½ tsp of confit de champagne a la rose, add 3 ozs of brut Champagne and garnish with a rosemary sprig.
Enjoy!

Note:
Pink peppercorns are not true peppercorns, they are ripe berries from the Brazilian pepper tree. Because they are the same shape and size as true peppercorns and are marketed under “pink peppercorn.”

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Press Release: Liz Palmer’s website ranks as one of the top Champagne sites


Toronto, November 29, 2017/PRNewswire/ — Industry professionals have ranked Liz Palmer’s website (www.liz-palmer.com) as one of the “Top Forty Champagne Websites” on the web. Chosen from thousands of top Champagne websites and blogs Feedspot used analytics, indexing and social metrics, with data being refreshed once a week.

The awards were announced Friday, November 24th. Websites and blogs were reviewed based on following criteria:

  • Google reputation and Google search ranking;
  • Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter and other social media sites;
  • Quality and consistency of posts; and
  • Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review.

Liz Palmer states:

“This award offers evidence of my focus on delivering outstanding experiences for my readers and followers. I’m extremely pleased to receive this recognition and continue to work every day to make the online experience better.”

Anuj Agarwal, Founder of Feedspot states:

“I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 40 Champagne Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!”

About Feedspot

Feedspot is an online RSS feed reader with straightforward implementation and design, and a number of ways to share content that shows up in your feeds. Tools for reorganizing feeds and lets you keep track what’s going on in your industry. Feedspot allows you to “pull” articles into a central place for your easy reading. Along with its desktop reader, there is also a mobile version that allows you to read articles on your smart phone.

About Liz Palmer

Liz Palmer is a well-respected wine journalist since 2004 and has an international reputation as a critic and judge. Liz has had the pleasure of interviewing and tasting with some of the industry’s leading winemakers, professors and personalities.

Liz Palmer’s articles have appeared in national and international magazines. She is one of four founding international hosts for #ChampagneDay 2011-2017; she has served as a judge for the 2013-2017 Global Traveler’s Wines on the Wing airline wine competition (New York); 2014-2017 Michelangelo International Wine Awards (South Africa) 2014-2017; and for the The Stevie Awards for Women in Business (New York) (2014-2017).

Her Memberships include: 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, and Les Dames d’Escoffier (President – Toronto Chapter).

2017 Awards:
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. Most recently at the 2017 Best Book Awards – USA, “The Ultimate Guide To Champagne” won three awards – overall “Winner” in the “Best Interior Design” category; “finalist” in the “Travel: Guides & Essays” category; and “Finalist” in the International” category.

On April 7th, 2017 she was awarded the title of “Dame Chevalier” of the Ordre de Coteaux de Champagne at an official ceremony in Paris.

SIX WAYS YOU CAN CELEBRATE CHAMPAGNE DAY ON OCTOBER 20TH, 2017

This is one of my favorite events of the year!  Wine lovers around the world raise a flute or two to the quintessential wine of celebration.

The eighth annual “Global Champagne Day” takes place this year October 20, 2017.  Its exclusively a global social media event.

Here are some ideas to celebrate this unique sparkling wine that only comes from the region of Champagne, France.

Pop a bottle of champagne
Simply open a bottle of Champagne and enjoy a glass with the people who make your life special.

Host friends or business colleagues
Invite friends or business colleagues over for a Champagne tasting. It’s a wonderful opportunity to get together and taste a variety of champagne.

Organize a Champagne cocktail session
Invite friends or business colleagues over to create classic champagne cocktails and invent new ones

Organize a Game Night
Organize a Champagne trivia night in your home or at your favorite wine bar.

Go Out
Watch for events taking place at hotels, bars and restaurants.

Share our Photos, Videos and Experiences on Social Media
Instagram, twitter, facebook, all of the above

Hashtags to use:

#champagneday

#popthecork

#global

#champagne

#globalchampagneday

#champagneday

or create your own!

 

Liz Palmer
Dame Chevalier de Coteaux de Champagne
Award winning author of The Ultimate Guide to Champagne
https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Guide-Champagne-Liz-Palmer/dp/0991894634

Twitter accounts:  @LizPalmer_Wine and @LizPalmer_

Instagram: @LizPalmer_

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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 flavors, fresh; it opens up providing an impression of plunging into a basket of freshly picked strawberries, Morello cherries and raspberries; beautifully rounded and long finish – it’s truly a gastronomic Champagne!

Notes:

  • Vintage Number: 158550
  • Ten-grands curs villages
  • Saigneé Method
  • The #1-selling rosé Champagne in the world

 

Food Pairing: 

I recommend a rack of lamb, pork, salmon, tuna, shellfish, mild and soft cheese, and dark chocolate

Rating: 93 Points

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