Exploring the Thoughtful Technique Behind Champagne Bollinger

For almost 200 years the maison has touted patience, craftsmanship and tradition to widespread acclaim

There are few delights like Champagne—both the wine and the winery-dotted region. From the centuries-old traditions to the rousing of our senses (be it the sound of a bottle popping, its energizing effervescence or the ordered ease of the manicured vineyards), the experience of Champagne remains unrivaled. We were lucky to visit one of the region’s most acclaimed maisons, Champagne Bollinger. The house doesn’t match …

Photo Essay: Harvest in Champagne, France with Bollinger

The 10 day-long task draws 100,000+ workers to the typically quaint region

Around 5,000 producers call the province of Champagne home. Set east of Paris, but easily accessible by train, the region, which spans 75,000+ acres (see a few hundred above), is most known for its effervescent export, but its natural splendor, and bevy of excellent eateries, fall close behind. From Épernay and Aÿ to Reims and Dizy, smaller towns blend together in a uniform sea of …

Behind the Profile of Rémy Martin Cognac

Guiding 900+ growing partners toward the best eau de vie and ultimately a refined spirit

With cognac consumption on the rise around the world—including key markets like the US and China—an exhausted image of snifters in the hands of grandparents has been shed. Many consumers look to celebrities for recommendations. Some may even look back, for nostalgic reasons, to what the previous generations of their family drank. Taste, however, is the only reason you should buy a particular cognac. Tremendous …