Yvonne Seier Christensen Professional Curriculum Vitae
Champagne - Food pairing, Champagne - My journey / 09.02.2024

Pink is in and Valentines is just around the corner, this gives you all an opportunity to dream a little so here is a little fantasy story of how Pink Champagne became famous on Valentine’s Day , from vineyard to bottle let’s celebrate Valentines with sparkling pink rosé. Champagne from Les Cinq Filles 🥂🌹 Once upon a time in the picturesque vineyards of the Champagne region in France near Épernay , there existed a magical place where delicate pink rose champagne was crafted with love and care. The story...

Champagne - My journey, Family / 15.10.2023

Basket presses throughout Champagne had been singing longer and louder than usual this harvest season and you’ll be able to follow their vintage song right through until bottling. Now , fermentation is fully underway and If you haven’t heard the news already – Harvest 2023 was a massive harvest, with big bunches of voluptuous and beautiful grapes.  What a delight for many including 2 of my five daughters and our  grandson Othilo who joined us this harvest in the fields. It’s a pleasure to have your children join in the work ,...

Champagne - Food pairing, Champagne - My journey / 31.08.2023

Food and flavour pairing are commonly used as an empirically based phenomenology by chefs and food innovators for creating delicious dishes. However, there is little if any science behind the pairing systems used, and it appears that pairing is determined by food culture and tradition rather than by chemical food composition. In contrast, the pairing implied by the synergy in the umami taste, elicited by free glutamate and free nucleotides, is scientifically founded on an allosteric action at the umami receptor, rendering eggs-bacon and cheese-ham delicious...

Champagne - My journey / 06.01.2023

As I bid farewell to 2022, I take account of the highs and lows of what has been a breakthrough year. First, I recognize while it has been one of my best years, there are others less fortunate who experienced difficulty, challenges beyond their control, loss of loved ones; my deepest 🕊️condolences go out to Champagne family De Souza who lost their father and best friend , our champion and most traditionalist Champagne winemaker a trail blazer in organic farming just passed yesterday , we are once again...

Champagne - My journey / 05.10.2022

  Champagne Harvest September 2022 What a bumper harvest it’s been, the best in 15 years! Something to be happy about ! Winegrowers in the region are thrilled to have the first early disease free harvest in five years, which indicates the beginning of a great vintage. We are 5 weeks into post harvest and vintage 2022 is underway, the new still wines for great champagne to come are bubbling away, the old press is silent for another year, tanks and barrels are filled to the brim, and the traditional process of...

Champagne - My journey / 02.01.2022

The world’s peoples are displaced, confused, scrambling, opinionated, split and afraid. We are more conscious of the vulnerability of our lives and our planet than usual. That is the legacy of 2021. I am amongst the ranks of the confused, concerned and sometimes fearful, but I have been fortunate enough to be able to live and work, much the same as I did before the pandemic. My journey and my plans may have been disrupted and delayed, but I have not lost sight on the pathway ahead, and what...

Champagne - My journey / 26.01.2021

Every morning, I enjoy a reviving long black espresso coffee, in MY mug. This is the mug that always makes coffee taste better, whoever is doing the ‘making.’ I also have a favourite cup for tea, and the water glass beside my bed is washed and replaced every day. For champagne I have a Champagne YSC glass, read on to find out why. This is in a house where, with a husband and five daughters (and occasional our grandchild), we have dozens of mugs, cups and other drinkware. It...

Champagne - My journey, Health & Wellness / 30.12.2020

In our household, Christmas has been a time of joy, love, sharing and deliciousness. It is a time of year that brings out the best in us – as we enjoy the experience of giving gifts. We have enjoyed delicious traditional foods, and undoubtedly some very special and distinctive champagnes and wines. OK, so we may have over-indulged a little, but wasn’t it worth it? Yes, of course – every yummy mouthful shared with family or friends, was a gift!  So New Year is upon us now, and for many people this is a time...

Champagne - My journey / 02.11.2020

I am Yvonne Christensen, entrepreneur, mother of five daughters (yes five!), wife, carer, photographer, and world traveller. I was born in the United Kingdom; however, my roots are in Nigeria where both my parents were born. I have lived in several countries other than the UK including Germany, Denmark and most recently Switzerland. I often think of myself as a nomad, roaming and learning as I travel around the globe. My children have been the centre of my life; however, now they are in school or living their...