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The Wines of Champagne – with Maison Veuve Clicquot

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Founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot-Muiron. Philippe’s son, François Clicquot, married Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin in 1798 and died in 1805, leaving his widow (veuve in French) in control of a company involved in banking, wool trading, and Champagne production. She became the first woman to take over a Champagne house. The 1811 comet vintage of Veuve Clicquot is theorized to have been the first truly “modern” Champagne due to the advancements in the méthode champenoise which Veuve Clicquot pioneered through the technique of remuage (undergoing secondary fermentation within the bottle). Veuve Clicquot is also credited with being the first Champagne House to make a rosé Champagne.

Dominique Demarville has been Cellar Master of Veuve Clicquot since 2009. He found his calling in 1985 during his first summer job, harvesting in Champagne. He subsequently earned a technical degree in oenology and viticulture at Lycée Viticole de la Champagne in Avize and a specialized two-year degree in oenology at the University of Burgundy, Dijon. He studied winemaking in several and complementary regions, such as Alsace, Burgundy (in Vosnes-Romanée), Bordeaux (Margaux) and of course, Champagne in Aÿ and Rilly-la-Montagne. Dominique served in leading cellar positions in several smaller houses in Mesnil-sur-Oger and Epernay, until he became a winemaker in 2004, then Cellar Master – in 2003- of a leading Champagne brand. He joined Veuve Clicquot in July 2006 as Deputy Cellar Master, to succeed Jacques Peters, the 9th Cellar Master of the House since 1772, whom the following three years shared with him the secrets of champagne-making at Veuve Clicquot.

Join us as we sit down with Dominique Demarville, Chef de Caves of Veuve Clicquot, to talk about Champagne – the wine and the region, as well as taste the 2008 vintage of La Grande Dame and La Grande Dame Rosé.

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Veuve Clicquot: www.veuveclicquot.com

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Pairing Wine with Cheese – Myth or Reality?

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Apparently, ‘all roads lead to cheese,’ at least it did so for identical twins, Michael and Charlie Kalish.

Michael Kalish began his food career in commercial beekeeping in Santa Barbara County and got his first taste of wine and cheese while working for a cheese shop and joining a wine crush in Healdsburg, California. He was the first American to receive formal training in dairy and meat processing in the Piedmont, Italy, at l’istituto lattiero caseario e delle tecnologie agroalimentari. He has since worked for, and trained under, some of Europe’s finest artisan cheese makers and affineurs (professional cheese agers), including Mons, Fromager et Affineur (FR) and Luigi Guffanti (IT). In the USA, Michael managed operations for Artisanal Premium Cheese in NYC and has taught affinage and cheesemaking workshops United State and Australia. He is a winner of Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race (Series 7) and a Chopped finalist (Episode: Twins for the Win).

Charlie Kalish is a cheese industry professional and expert on French and American artisan cheese. He obtained his training in traditional French cheesemaking in central and southern France, making cow, goat and sheep milk cheese. He trained in affinage (professional cheese aging) with two of the world’s leading cheese aging companies, Mons Fromager et Affineur in France’s Rhône Alps and Cellars of Jasper Hill in Vermont. He is a contributor to Cheese Connoisseur magazine and active member of the American cheese community, leading industry workshops to cheesemakers across the USA and Australia.

Join us for this fascinating conversation with Michael and Charlie about cheese, and how well it can pair with wine.

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The Cheese Twins: Cheese Twins

Served with Rosé
Cremont, Vermont Creamery
Humboldt Fog, Cypress Grove

Served with Chardonnay
St. Stephen, Four Fat Fowl
Flagship, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese
Cabot Clothbound Cheddar, Cellars of Jasper Hill

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The Wines of Champagne – with Jacquart

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‘Tis the season, as they say, so we thought we’d finish up the year with a show featuring one of our favorite wines – Champagne!

The Jacquart story began in the early 1960s, as an effort by the Champagne growers’ to control their own destiny. Rather than selling their grapes or juice to the large Champagne houses, a small group of growers decided that they needed to launch their own Champagne label. The Champagne Jacquart brand was released for the first time in 1962, and the ‘Mosaïque’ label was chosen to represent the patchwork of grower families across the region, all joined together with a common vision. Champagne Jacquart is headquartered in the Hôtel du Brimont in Reims, a 19th century Art Nouveau listed building, situated on the Boulevard Lundy in between the houses of Krug and Roederer.

Join us as we talk with International Communications Manager Diane Gonzalez about the beverage, the region, and the Jacquart brand.

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Champagne Jacquart: www.champagne-jacquart.com/en

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