#WineWednesday: Wines for the Holidays – Champagne
Happy December, the month of celebration and holidays. The month we all look forward to. It’s a time to re-connect with friends and family. A time to pull out the bubbly and make a toast for a happy next year while enjoying the time we are together now.
I know that bubbly is not just for the holidays – and you should too – but there’s just something about this time of year that screams “celebration”.
For those extra-special occasions I give you a list of Champagne (real Champagne, from Champagne, France) for when you want to reward nice or inspire the naughty.
Charles Heidsieck NV Brut ($59.95)
Biscuity and toasty with lovely hazelnut/almond biscotti and lemon drop.
Henriot NV Souverain Brut ($59.95)
Mineral and bready aspects lead to apple core and skin with nice acidity to cap the finish – this one starts off seemingly sweet but ends long and dry.
Louis Roederer NV Brut Premier ($68.95)
This one has it all, biscuits, brioche, hazelnut and plenty of baked apple.
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin 2004 Vintage Rose ($97.95)
Raspberry and citrus on the fore-palate leads to a finish that’s long on strawberry.
Krug Grande Cuvee Brut Champagne ($271.95)
For those with an unlimited budget this is the one you should put on the table, you’ve heard of Krug and it’s for good reason.