Champagne or Sparkling Wine? Yes, Please! (Video Archive 10/17/11)

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October 17th Becky Sue Epstein will visit us and discuss her new book

“Champagne: A Global History.

$50/person including food, beverage and a copy of Becky Sue’s book

October 17th

6pm – 8.30pm

At the roger smith hotel

“Champagne or Sparkling Wine? Yes, Please!”

Speaker: Becky Sue Epstein

Location: Roger Smith Hotel, 501 Lexington at 47th St., New York

Description: Say the word “champagne” and people brighten up, anticipating parties, entertainment and rejoicing. Who invented champagne, and how did it become a worldwide symbol for celebration?

Speaker Becky Sue Epstein will lead us on a journey full of good cheer, starting at the true beginnings of the champagne industry.  We will slide effortlessly through several centuries of royals and merchants, science and war.  She will also take us around the globe to scenic vineyards where other great sparkling wines of the world are produced.

And, of course, we’ll learn how to taste and serve champagnes and sparkling wines.

Speaker’s bio: Wine and spirits writer Becky Sue Epstein travels the world in search of great stories and great drinks.  She is an editor at several national publications including Intermezzo Magazine, The Tasting Panel, and PalatePress.com; she is also a regular contributor to iwineradio.com and to the travel website Gayot.com.

Champagne or Sparkling Wine? Part 1

Champagne or Sparkling Wine? Part 2

Champagne or Sparkling Wine? Part 3

Champagne or Sparkling Wine? Part 4

Champagne or Sparkling Wine? Part 5

Champagne or Sparkling Wine? Part 6

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