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Daily Column

        Come join the editor Jennifer Barnick as she searches for the Champagne Life....

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Sparkling Wine

Interview with flight attendant Peggy O'Brien-Gould by Dr. Timothy Smith

Feature Italy's Surprising Sparklers: A Guide to Italian Sparkling Wine by Sandy Mitchell

Sparkling Wine Review John Euclid reviews Spanish Cavas

Arts & Sciences Flying High: Is Alcohol More Potent at Altitude? by Dr. Timothy Smith

Industry News ...a brief survey of sparkling wine news

First Person

HelloGoodbye Ian E. Detlefsen says hello and George Mentis says goodbye.

Passion ForumDarlene Foster writes about LSU women's hoops

Under the Goldlight—True Tales of Drinking Champagne Felisha Foster revisits New Years 2003

Life Before Ten J. Blake Gordon tackles the nightmare

Art & Literature

The Marcia Reed Virtual Gallery Paintings by Lorraine Smith

Drinker's Poetry Fredrik Bergström and Robert Slattery

Fiction The Garden Keepers by David Sirois

Film in ReviewAnna Luciano opines on a current release; Suzie Sims-Fletcher evaluates a current DVD rental, and John Euclid digs deep in the closet to review a classic movie

Other Goodies

Founder's Page Greeting from Dr. Timothy Smith

Letters to the Editor click for full list

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In Europe….

--The CIVC (the “Comite Interprofessionel du Vin de Champagne”) is organizing the first European competition for champagne instructors. The competition is being organized to reward the instructors, teachers, presenters and all wine professionals who promote champagne information through training activities for future order givers or consumers.

“This competition is reserved for professionals working in the field of teaching about champagne in a public or private hotel school, a training center, oenology or tasting club or any structure dedicated to training.”

This European competition is open to people from eight countries: France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. Registration forms downloadable at:








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