February 28, 2020

Octopus Oddities

t's been a while since I did a The Champagnist tasting with my team. There have been problems with transportion, my health and I've been distracted by practicing the piano and by love ... Fortunately, we were invited for a fabulous tasting at Octopus Sparkling Wine. Owner Koen Hebbrecht...
April 26, 2017

Dossier Meunier

Pinot Meunier is a chimeric mutation of the Pinot Noir grape, easily recognized by its pale white powdered vine leaves - the leaves look like they're sprinkled with flour, hence the name, “Miller's Grape” - and blue skinned grapes. About one-third of the vineyards in Champagne are planted to Meunier. While Meunier used to have the reputation of being inferior in quality to...