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“Ya gotta have art, all you really need is art” As I have been envisioning this blog (for too long a time now) I wanted not only to provide educational and interesting information about champagnes and sparkling wines but include other things, stuff, finds, call it what you will that would make you feel pretty and fun and smart and happy and joyfulness and peaceful when you looked at them.  I have built up quite a clip file now.  While designing this blog, I contacted a few artists whose work I had found online that brought up some of the feelings mentioned. [click to continue…]


Behind the Bottle Series

October 3, 2011

Champagne do Castellane

Behind the Bottle

“We love Champagne” You know we love a good story here on Champagne Gossip. If I hadn’t become so intrigued with the art work on champagne caps and started Champagne Baubles~our jewelry line designed with champagne caps, I would of been a history teacher.  I really enjoy imaging the events or moments from the viewpoint of the person and people whose lives were affected by the events of  the day.  The story of champagne’s history is strong and soooo interesting with the who, what, where and why I can’t wait to share “Behind the Bottle.”  Naturally we will talk about the tastes of champagne and sparkling wines, but this is Champagne Gossip and we want to share with with you the stories, the history, the gossip of the industry…  Weekly we will be writing about a particular champagne or sparkling wine house and include educational, informative and fun facts for you to impress your friends with. This is going to be so much more than just talking about the type of grape used in the wine and why you should drink out of a flute rather than those beautiful etched round champagne glasses from the 1940’s. We’ll be taking about what happened and what is happening not only in the bottle but “Behind the Bottle.”


“Come closer, I’ve got stuff to tell you” We just know too much champagne and sparkling wine to keep quiet about it.  And we have to admit that although champagne and sparkling wine is always our first choice, we also have been known to open up a bottle or two of wine.  We love eating good food that compliments champagne and wine– okay, so often that food is chocolate.  Is that so bad?

ChampagneGossip shares what’s happening at the different champagne houses in France as well as others’ in Europe and around the globe. And here stateside we will continue the gossip, I mean sharing of interesting and fun things about what is happening in the sparkling wine industry in Napa Valley, Sonoma and other regions in the US including northern Michigan… you know-everywhere that’s anywhere. Then, if you’re travelling, you can make a stop (or two) at one of the champagne/sparkling wine houses and join in the tours and have even more fun.

We will include enticing recipes to create [easy] gourmet dishes and desserts, as well as suggestions for interesting chocolates, fruits and cheeses  that compliment certain well-loved champagnes and sparkling wines.

Also, keep your eye out for articles, books, video, music, art, and travel , and some mp3 interviews with those in the know in the champagne and wine world.  We just love good gossip, don’t you?

Oh– and please remember, we only think we know it all.  We absolutely love any suggestions, recommendations, and advice you have to offer. Thank you~Merci for leaving us a comment or emailing.