Cité du Champagne

Originally posted on Chérie Du Vin:

by Paige Donner

Every year in September France celebrates their Heritage Days, called the Journées du Patrimoine. This year, I dared to take a preview peek at one of the few new fabulous developments in Champagne. Champagne Collet, also known as COGEVI, was the first Co-operative established in Champagne. It remains a Top Ten champagne producer, globally.

Champagne Collet, also known as COGEVI, was the first Co-operative established in Champagne. It remains a Top Ten champagne producer, globally.

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Cité du Champagne

by Paige Donner

Every year in September France celebrates their Heritage Days, called the Journées du Patrimoine. This year, I dared to take a preview peek at one of the few new fabulous developments in Champagne. Champagne Collet, also known as COGEVI, was the first Co-operative established in Champagne. It remains a Top Ten champagne producer, globally.

Champagne Collet, also known as COGEVI, was the first Co-operative established in Champagne. It remains a Top Ten champagne producer, globally.

The oldest co-operative in Champagne,…

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Cité du Champagne
Champagne Collet, the co-operative that is known as COGEVI, in Ay, France. Photo by Paige Donner copyright 2014

Every year in September France celebrates their Heritage Days, called the Journées du Patrimoine. This year, I dared to take a preview peek at one of the few new fabulous developments in Champagne.

The oldest co-operative in Champagne, known now as Champagne Collet, located in the little village of Aÿ , has just finished its thorough renovations and construction of elaborate exhibit facilities…

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London Wine Experience
London Wine Experience
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Bettane+Desseauve are going Anglophone. Well, probably not quite. BUT the esteemed French wine duo, heralded as two of France’s top wine writers and critics, are holding their third London wine event.

It’s happening October 24 & 25th.

3rd edition of the festival of great wines at the Saatchi Gallery

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The 3rd edition of the London Wine Experience organized by Bettane +Desseauve…

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Local Long Island Girl Scout Makes A Difference – One Restaurant At A Time
Local Long Island Girl Scout Makes A Difference - One Restaurant At A Time

Local Long Island Girl Scout Makes A Difference – One Restaurant At A Time

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by Brittany Winter (featured guest blogger)

Zandra Genovese, Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient

Zandra Genovese, Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient

Zandra Genovese, a young Long Islander and Girl Scout is making a huge difference for those people who use wheelchairs for mobility on Long Island.
Zandra Genovese, a young Long Islander and Girl Scout is making a huge difference for those people who use wheelchairs for mobility on Long Island. What…

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Think Harvest Is All Romance? Think Again! It’s Big Business Here In France

Romantic visions of picking grapes in a small French village with friends and family have danced through your head, surely, at least or twice during your oenophile lifetime, right?

Well, think again!

In several regions of France it is BIG BUSINESS, especially in this region here, shown in this short vine video where Republicaine Guards patrol the pickers.

Yep…Big Business doesn’t mess around!…

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Moby Chimes In With Hollywood Food Voices

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Moby Chimes In With Hollywood Food Voices

Read More on Local Food And Wine: and Twitter @LocalFoodWine

Moby Chimes In With Hollywood Food Voices

Moby Chimes In With Hollywood Food Voices

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by Paige Donner

Check out this new video, just dropped today, West Coast time, by Moby and Hollywood Food Voices:
“We Need Our Bees A Lot More Than They Need Us” – Moby paraphrasing Einstein

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“If the bees go, we’re next,” Mobysaid during an appearance on TakePart Live. “A huge percentage…

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