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

Toronto Champagne Workshop: From Terroir to Wine

Join award winning Author, Liz Palmer for unique champagne experiences!

Liz has created a series of introductory workshops for wine enthusiasts which will stimulate your mind and your all your senses.  The first one is From Terroir To Wine

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Fine Wine Reserve
439 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 1K4

 

Also on the programme is a tasting of Champagne J. de Telmont Brut and Rose.

About Liz Palmer 

Liz Palmer is a well-respected award-winning author and 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 Stevie Awards for Women in Business (New York) (2014-2017).

Her Memberships include: Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada, Circle of Wine Writers (UK) – Circle Committee, International Federation of Wine and Spirits Journalists and Writers (FIJEV); Wine Century Club (NYC), and The Fine Wine Reserve.

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 2017. 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.

 

                                                             Limited Seating 

Registration; https://www.eventbrite.com/e/liz-palmer-champagne-workshops-tickets-37392944303?aff=ehomecard

2017 Champagne Harvest

The Comité Champagne have announced the yield for the Champagne harvest is 10,800 kg per hectare including 500kg per hectare to be unblocked from the reserves.

The Minister of Agriculture recently announced that the French wine harvest would be ‘historically low’. Yields in some wine making areas such as Bordeaux and the Jura have been cut as much as 50%. What has caused this is the lack of rain in Spring and severe frost in April. In Champagne, the frost damage stands at 20%.

Weather has been good since mid-May and the vines are about ten days ahead in their growing cycle.

The harvest is expected to start in late August. This will make it one of the five earliest in the history of Champagne.