The Secret Life of Pinot Noir


Pinot Takes a Walk on the Sparkling Side: A Champagne seminar at IPNC? Mais oui! If you dig through the calcium-laden soils of Champagne, more often than not, you will find Pinot Noir roots.

Two Parts. Part One Moderators: Rollin Soles, Argyle Winery, Dundee, Willamette Valley, Oregon and Ghislain de Montgolfier, Champagne Bollinger, led the group through a tasting that explained how sparkling wine is made and included tastings of base wines for sparkling wine and Champagne. Part Two Moderators: Eric Asimov, New Yorks Times and Peter Wasserman of Le Serbet/Selection Becky Wasserman introduced the wines of some of Champagne’s best grower/winemakers who were represented by Paul and Francoise Couvreur (Champagne et Villages), Morgane Fleury (Champagne Fleury), Jose and Corinne Lievens (Champagne Jacques Picard), and Thierry Massin and Sylvie Fricot (Champagne Thierry Massin).

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3 Responses to “The Secret Life of Pinot Noir”

  1. 1 John Jul 1st, 2008 at 7:25 am


    Thank you once again for yet another fantastic episode!

  2. 2 Neal Clark Jul 5th, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Love the seminar episodes, keep them coming.

    Neal Clark

  3. 3 Julie Lindsey Jul 15th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    I really enjoyed this episode – very educational and nice to hear good, solid winemaking detail on another very important use for pinot noir!

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