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Camille Cockerell-Kestler

I am Camille Cockerell-Kestler, born in the Champagne region during the 1982 harvest. Two passions lead my life: sharing Wine with my friends and Texas. A bientôt sur mon blog – www.lamaisondecamille.com First I am dedicated to my Texas friends and my blog welcomes every open-minded reader. I grew up in France and experienced long family reunions with 5 different courses. An invitation from Yvette, my grandmother meant about 25 people gathering in her home. After lunch, we talked, played cards, and ate the left overs. Since 2012, I have dedicated my time to learning about wine. I met Philippe Defleur, a talented and fun sommelier, who has worked for “Le Jules Verne,” the Eiffel Tower restaurant or the “Plaza Athénée” hotel. Last year, I graduated from Wine & Spirit Education Trust level 2. I am preparing the level 3! Bonne lecture! Enjoy every day! Smile...

Final Flammekueche

The Traditionnal Alsatian Flàmmeküeche

Do you know how… to make an original pizza?

No Comments / 94 View / 12 August 2016

Raison Rouge Blaye

Pronounce The Name Of Major French Grape Varieties

How to pronounce the name of major French red and white grapes? Gamay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre, Syrah Muscadet, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Sémillon, Viognier, Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Riesling

No Comments / 90 View / 23 July 2016

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How do we make still rosé wine?

How do we make still rosé wine? By mixing red and white wines? Good try… but no, unfortunately…  This is the method  used for Champagne rose wine only 

No Comments / 103 View / 13 July 2016

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Pronounce Clos (enclosed plot)

How to pronounce clos in French?     But what is a clos ? A clos is a sourrounded vineyard usually by a stone wall or hedge. You can find this word on wine label. Originally, the monk used it to…

No Comments / 91 View / 28 June 2016

by Camille Cockerell-Kestler

Pronounce Pinot Blanc (French grape)

How to pronounce Pinot Blanc? Have you notice that the C of Blanc is silent… Pinot Blanc is a white grape and mostly planted in Alsace region (Nord East).        

No Comments / 92 View / 8 May 2015

Luminarte Wine Tasting April 2015

French Wine Tasting at LuminArte Gallery – Dallas

Last April, 18, LuminArte an art gallery from the Design district hosted La Maison de Camille for a French wine tasting. My mission was to find 4 interesting wines and link my stories to the artists it represented. The selection…

No Comments / 131 View / 20 April 2015

Flyer La Maison de Camille

Launch of La Maison de Camille in Dallas/Fort Worth

I have the pleasure to introduce you to La Maison de Camille, organizing unusual wine tasting !

No Comments / 74 View / 16 April 2015

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Pronounce Fromage (cheese)

How to pronounce cheese in French?   Fromage [frɔmaʒ]     Did you know? France has over 1,600 cheeses ! Far more than the usual saying – 365 cheeses for 365 days.

No Comments / 93 View / 14 April 2015

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What Is A Madeleine De Proust?

Do you know…. What is a Madeleine de Proust ?

No Comments / 297 View / 10 April 2015

Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic - vinaigrette dressing

Classic French Homemade Vinaigrette

Do you know how… to make a French Salad Dressing in 3 minutes?

No Comments / 78 View / 8 April 2015