Big Blend's Radio & TV Magazine - June 2015

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Exploring the Champagne Region of France By Linda Kissam ‘Food, Wine & Shopping Diva’ There were a lot of unforgettable moments on my latest trip to France. My first stop was a three-day International Wine Tourism Conference in Reims put on by IWINETC. As much as I may think I know about wine and wine tourism, it is never enough and must be constantly updated. With excellent speakers, a mini trade show and multiple tastings, this was a great kick-off to the ultimate in learning, tasting and experiencing. The second part of my trip was a kick-butt tour of Reims and the Champagne region. Think a week spent in this most notable of wine regions learning about the newest wine tourism trends with a chaser of tasting over 200 sparkling wines, visiting elegant champagne houses, dining with winemakers, cruising the Champagne countryside and walking historic vineyards…and you have an idea of why this trip was so special – even for a wine diva like myself.


Linda Kissam talks about France on Big Blend Radio! I saw and experienced a lot more than I can possibly put in one article, so this is a round-up of the things that stood out for me on a day-by-day basis –just in case you want to follow in my winesoaked footsteps. All this is available to you just a few hours from Paris. Just sayin’.


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