LIFE CAN BE PERFECT Magazine by Bollinger - Magnums get a makeover

LIFE CAN BE PERFECT Magazine by Bollinger - Magnums get a makeover

LIFE CAN BE PERFECT Magazine by Bollinger - 300 barrels in 4 months - At long last it’s finished! It has taken the House’s cooper (the last resident cooper in the Champagne region, and winner of the Best Craftsman in France award) 4 months to repair more than 300 barrels, representing 10% of the 3,000 oak barrels owned by Bollinger.

LIFE CAN BE PERFECT Magazine by Bollinger - 300 barrels in 4 months - At long last it’s finished! It has taken the House’s cooper (the last resident cooper in the Champagne region, and winner of the Best Craftsman in France award) 4 months to repair more than 300 barrels, representing 10% of the 3,000 oak barrels owned by Bollinger.

LIFE CAN BE PERFECT Magazine by Bollinger - Trimming the vine - You might think that the work is all done. That after having pruned, tied, disbudded, raised, trained and finally tamed the vines, nothing is left for the winegrower to do but to spend the summer watching over them, carefully and anxiously, until they produce the fabulous grapes that are expected of them in September. But that is not the case.

LIFE CAN BE PERFECT Magazine by Bollinger - Trimming the vine - You might think that the work is all done. That after having pruned, tied, disbudded, raised, trained and finally tamed the vines, nothing is left for the winegrower to do but to spend the summer watching over them, carefully and anxiously, until they produce the fabulous grapes that are expected of them in September. But that is not the case.

LIFE CAN BE PERFECT Magazine by Bollinger - NATURAL CHEMISTRY #2 - The final stage of fermentation in champagne production is called “prise de mousse”, or secondary alcoholic fermentation; this is when the wine becomes effervescent.

LIFE CAN BE PERFECT Magazine by Bollinger - NATURAL CHEMISTRY - The final stage of fermentation in champagne production is called “prise de mousse”, or secondary alcoholic fermentation; this is when the wine becomes effervescent.

LIFE CAN BE PERFECT Magazine by Bollinger - Cuvée /kyve/ - This hybrid term embodies two very different concepts in champagne vocabulary.

LIFE CAN BE PERFECT Magazine by Bollinger - Cuvée /kyve/ - This hybrid term embodies two very different concepts in champagne vocabulary.

LIFE CAN BE PERFECT Magazine by Bollinger - Feathers and fur - This is a treasure that everyone in the Champagne region is aware of: the chalky plains are overflowing with game birds and mammals.

LIFE CAN BE PERFECT Magazine by Bollinger - Feathers and fur - This is a treasure that everyone in the Champagne region is aware of: the chalky plains are overflowing with game birds and mammals.

LIFE CAN BE PERFECT Magazine by Bollinger - Museleuse [myz lœz] - The museleuse, or wire-hooding machine, is the last step for the bottle before the great labelling waltz begins.

LIFE CAN BE PERFECT Magazine by Bollinger - Museleuse [myz lœz] - The museleuse, or wire-hooding machine, is the last step for the bottle before the great labelling waltz begins.

LIFE CAN BE PERFECT Magazine by Bollinger - Mouton [mu.tɔ̃] - There is no ovine metaphor to be found in the name of this solid machine made of iron, for the mouton (“sheep” in English) is much more powerful than the woolly mammal of the same name.

LIFE CAN BE PERFECT Magazine by Bollinger - Mouton [mu.tɔ̃] - There is no ovine metaphor to be found in the name of this solid machine made of iron, for the mouton (“sheep” in English) is much more powerful than the woolly mammal of the same name.

LIFE CAN BE PERFECT Magazine by Bollinger - Bidule /bi.dyl/ - Disgorging is a rapid and very precise operation. It is all about carefully measured gestures that become a spontaneous and natural movement.  The watcher who knows nothing of the technique would be far from imagining that this flowing  motion is in fact a succession of small, automatic actions.

LIFE CAN BE PERFECT Magazine by Bollinger - Bidule /bi.dyl/ - Disgorging is a rapid and very precise operation. It is all about carefully measured gestures that become a spontaneous and natural movement. The watcher who knows nothing of the technique would be far from imagining that this flowing motion is in fact a succession of small, automatic actions.

LIFE CAN BE PERFECT Magazine by Bollinger - A MAJOR PREMIERE - Clear Wines Week is the moment when the character of wines from the latest harvest is revealed.

LIFE CAN BE PERFECT Magazine by Bollinger - A MAJOR PREMIERE - Clear Wines Week is the moment when the character of wines from the latest harvest is revealed.

LIFE CAN BE PERFECT Magazine by Bollinger - Taille /tɑj/ -  “Taille” is one of those mysterious French words which has a double meaning in the Champagne region.

LIFE CAN BE PERFECT Magazine by Bollinger - Taille /tɑj/ - “Taille” is one of those mysterious French words which has a double meaning in the Champagne region.

LIFE CAN BE PERFECT Magazine by Bollinger - Sarment /saʀmɑ̃/ - Some of France’s viticultural terms are puzzling: they are little known but sound intriguing, and you wonder who on earth invented them.

LIFE CAN BE PERFECT Magazine by Bollinger - Sarment /saʀmɑ̃/ - Some of France’s viticultural terms are puzzling: they are little known but sound intriguing, and you wonder who on earth invented them.

LIFE CAN BE PERFECT Magazine by Bollinger - Camera /ˈkæm. ɹə/ - Each year a small scene (but which bears no resemblance to a film shoot) is played out in the wine cellar in rue Jules Lobet in Aÿ.

LIFE CAN BE PERFECT Magazine by Bollinger - Camera /ˈkæm. ɹə/ - Each year a small scene (but which bears no resemblance to a film shoot) is played out in the wine cellar in rue Jules Lobet in Aÿ.

LIFE CAN BE PERFECT Magazine by Bollinger - Araignée /a.ʁɛ.ɲe/ - Care and traceability are maxims that must become the rule when commiting to achieve nothing less than excellence.

LIFE CAN BE PERFECT Magazine by Bollinger - Araignée /a.ɲe/ - Care and traceability are maxims that must become the rule when commiting to achieve nothing less than excellence.

LIFE CAN BE PERFECT Magazine by Bollinger - Colibri /kɔ.li.bʁi/ - Colibri is French for hummingbird, the only bird able to fly backwards.

LIFE CAN BE PERFECT Magazine by Bollinger - Colibri /kɔ.bʁi/ - Colibri is French for hummingbird, the only bird able to fly backwards.

LIFE CAN BE PERFECT Magazine by Bollinger - #1 Natural Chemistry - Just how does grape juice become wine? It’s all down to the chemical process of fermentation.

LIFE CAN BE PERFECT Magazine by Bollinger - Natural Chemistry - Just how does grape juice become wine? It’s all down to the chemical process of fermentation.

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