Essential Cooking: Demystifying champagne with Paulina Schemanski

Paulina Schemanski talks everything champagne with Ann Delisi and James Rigato.

Champagne being poured into glasses.

Take a deep dive into everything champagne with Paulina Schemanski, sommelier at Mabel Gray. She tells Essential Cooking hosts Ann Delisi and Chef James Rigato all about what makes champagne… champagne. 

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In this episode:

  • Chatting with Paulina Schemanski, wine program manager and sommelier at Mabel Gray
  • The difference between champagne and other kinds of sparkling wine
  • When is the best time to drink champagne?
  • How to shop for champagne at the grocery store
  • The history of champagne, from the Romans onward
Ann Delisi, Paulina Schemanski and James Rigato smile in front of the WDET studios
Paulina Schemanski (middle) smiles with Essential Cooking’s Ann Delisi and Chef James Rigato in the WDET studios.

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  • David Leins
    David Leins is a Podcast Coordinator and Producer at WDET. He also oversees the StoryMakers program. When he isn't making radio and podcasts, David is probably on a hike somewhere marveling at the trees.