This month we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, a great occasion to bring together two fabulous topics: Women & Champagne. To take a deeper dive into these two subjects, I invited Cynthia Coutu, founder of Delectabulles, a champagne networking club for women into the studio to talk about her experience with women as champagne drinkers and champagne makers.
With December being such a festive month, we decided to focus on Champagne for this episode. Specifically, we are talking about Grower Champagne which seems to be getting more and more attention both in France and from abroad. We invited Thierry Givone from Wine Tasting in Paris to talk us through the topic.
As we roll into December, things are starting to get downright festive in Paris. Holiday lights are twinkling and windows are getting their winter decorations. To get a sneak peek at the holiday spirit coming soon to the city’s best cocktail bars, I reached out to our favorite venues to see who’s planning what for […]
QuickTake: A lot of DrinkTech at this year’s VivaTech revolved around cocktail machines, smart planters and wine gadgets, meaning there is a lot more room for new products and innovation. Viva Technology (VivaTech for short) is a yearly tech convention with a focus on innovation. I went a couple of years ago, just to check […]
I’ve been waiting a long time to get an invite to the Diner en Blanc. What started in Paris thirty years ago as a bit of an impromptu unsanctioned picnic with a few friends all dressed in white, has become a full-blown, invite-only, chic flash-mob style gastro popup picnic. And, this year I finally got […]
Welcome to this week’s roundup of interesting cocktail and spirits related articles plus a few fun bits of news just made for cocktail party conversation starters. Reading Roundup Making Sustainable Cocktails at Home (imbibe) Although bars are making sustainability a focus, going green can start at home. Imbibe shares some ideas and tips for more […]
To much fanfare earlier this year, the Crillon Hotel reopened after a four-year remodel. This once private residence, commissioned in 1758 by Louis XV, now flaunts a luxuriously updated attitude and a bar that stands by the “The 3 C’s” That’s cocktails, champagne and caviar, daaahling. And their bar, Les Ambassadeurs, is not only gobsmackingly […]
Shopping for a drinks enthusiast this year? Cocktaillians can be a particular challenge. We’re not picky, per se. But, we know what we like. And what works. And what works well. We can venture into geeky territory. We’re up to date on the latest cocktail news. And we usually do things with purpose. When I […]
Ciel de Paris (Tour Montparnasse) 33 Avenue du Maine 75015 Paris While I love a good cocktail, sometimes something else seems more appropriate. Last time I checked in on the Ciel de Paris of the Tour Montparnasse, I noted that not only had it gotten a bit tatty, but that it’s a setting better suited […]
Flute 19, Rue de l’étoile 75017 Paris Tel : 01 45 72 10 14 I have very few guiding life principles. Aside from general stuff, you know like being a nice person, blah, blah, blah, I can think of three things that I hold as personal self-evident truths: 1. Never turn down a chance to […]