Tag: champagne

French fancies: Champagne Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

I’ve written a bit about Champagne but not covered many of the venerable houses. Veuve Clicquot has to be one of the more well-known ones. How it all beganĀ  Philippe Clicquot, who came from a family of bankers and textile merchants, owned a vineyard.… Continue Reading “French fancies: Champagne Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin”

Would you like a drink? Part II

In honour of my late mother, I’ve been looking into the history and provenance of her favourite (and mine) drink, which was surprisingly interesting, so I’m spreading it over a couple of posts. In my previous post, I mentioned some of the various villages… Continue Reading “Would you like a drink? Part II”

Would you like a drink? Part I

Instead of “One from the vaults” today, in honour of what would’ve been my late mother’s 92nd birthday, I’m taking a look at her favourite tipple. If she asked you whether you’d like a drink, it meant only one thing, champagne. My mother felt… Continue Reading “Would you like a drink? Part I”