Champagne. We often think of that sparkling glass of goodness during moments of celebration or perhaps that rare occasion when upgraded to first class. During my recent travels to Reims, France, I learned the word “champagne” means so much more than an aperitif.
My “homework” over spring break this year was to explore two of France’s renown wine regions—Champagne and Bordeaux—and decide which is the more enjoyable side trip from Paris. My hypothesis: Each region is similar to its eponymous wine. Champagne is effervescent, elegant, and effortless; Bordeaux is complex, multifaceted, and lingering. Here’s my cheat sheet about Champagne […]