I was lucky enough to tag along on a recent media trip that my wine writer husband was invited to attend. We went to the Champagne region of France for what else? Champagne! After touring the region, tasting champagnes and stuffing my stomach full of authentic French cuisine I can now say that this was an experience of a lifetime. The stories of Champagne families and houses are not to be missed. The history behind Champagne dates all the way back to at least the 5th century. As they say in France, Sante!