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A History of Champagne

With Notes on the Other Sparkling Wines of France

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Author: Henry Vizetelly
Published: 1882
Language: English
Wordcount: 148,425 / 463 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 45.6
Downloads: 505
Added to site: 2014.09.25
mnybks.net#: 31748
Genre: Non-fiction
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--The vineyards of Cramant and Avize, and their light delicate white wines--The Oger and Le Mesnil vineyards--Vertus and its picturesque ancient remains--Its vineyards planted with Burgundy grapes from Beaune--The red wine of Vertus a favourite beverage of William III. of England 117

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/The Champagne Vinelands--The Vineyards of the Mountain./

The wine of Sillery--Origin of its renown--The Marechale d'Estrees a successful Marchande de Vin--The Marquis de Sillery the greatest wine-farmer in the Champagne--Cossack appreciation of the Sillery produce--The route from Reims to Sillery--Henri Quatre and the Taissy wines--Failure of the Jacquesson system of vine cultivation--Chateau of Sillery--Wine-making at M. Fortel's--Sillery sec--The vintage at Verzenay and the vendangeoirs--Renown of the Verzenay wine--The Verzy vineyards--Edward III. at the Abbey of St. Basle--Excursion from Reims to Bouzy--The herring procession at St. Remi--Rilly, Chigny, and Ludes--The Knights Templars' 'pot' of wine-

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