Those close to me know I love champagne… Whats not to love about it right?
My mum came to Paris in November and I finally went to visit family I have not too far from Reims, where the region is known for its champagne and cellars. Moet et Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Pommery, Demoiselle, Taittinger, Lanson, etc ♥♥♥
Prior to getting on the train to come back to Paris, we went to visit the Pommery Estate. And it was incredible! Personally, I wish they would just have let me loose in there to walk around because I would of LOVED to visit all the little paths but apparently, there are miiles of them and security and all that stuff wouldnt let me.
But if youre in Paris? Maybe a day trip to Reims can be on your agenda?
Not even going to get into the history of this place as well as the Mademoiselle house which is located just across the street but they are definitely two places to visit and take it all in.
Plus the glass of champagne at the end is the cherry on top of the sunday!
Or bottle?? (at an extra cost)
Did you know:
- There is about 90 pounds per square inch of pressure in a bottle of Champagne. That’s more than triple the pressure in an automobile tire.
- It is extremely crass to pop the cork and spray champagne over your companions unless you have just won the Grand Prix or a similarly prestigious sporting event. Don’t allow the cork to pop loudly – remove the foil and the wire, gently twist the bottle (not the cork) allowing it to release with a muted thud that says ‘I am a person of the world’, not a loud explosion that says ‘Remember that scene in Dumb & Dumber?.’
- Older may be better when it comes to wine, but not champagne.
- The right temperature for drinking a champagne is between 6° and 8°C for a non-vintage Brut and between 10° and 12°C for a vintage champagne.
Just writing this makes me want to drink a nice cold glass of champagne.
(My mum stayed a few extra days in the region of Reims and she brought back THREE bottles of champagne for me from another place!!! So so lucky!!! ♥ )