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May 10, 2004 - Reims - Not Pronounced Like it Sounds

Well, it looks like I made it out of Paris without injury. I am spending the day in Reims (pronounced Rance, rhymes with France, don't ask me why). Reims is home to a stunning cathedral and most of France's major champagne houses. Veuve Cliquot, Taittinger, Mumm, Maxims, et al are here. I wanted to tour a couple of them, but I only had time for one, and I found Taittinger first. I can now tell you everything there is to know about champagne making. It was actually pretty neat - they take you down into the chalk caves underneath the old...

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