Bring it in with Bubbles

By / Wine + Drinks / December 31st, 2014 / 2

I don’t have to tell you to go get a bottle of sparkling wine for tonight, do I?

This is the time of year, and for some the only time of year, they pop open one of man’s greatest inventions:  sparkling wine.  The bubbles that tickle the tongue and cause a swooning effect in many women … a wine that makes you happy just to be alive by the sound of its cork coming out of the bottle:  “POP!”  I know I can’t wait for midnight.

If this truly is your only bottle of bubbles this year make it count with one of these:

Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne ($69.95)

This is what you dream of when you think Champagne:  great acidity, bready-biscuity notes and those fine elegant bubbles.

Taittinger Nocturne Champagne ($73.95)

This one comes off a little on the sweeter side, could be the four-year ageing, but in the middle you’ll find apple and pear filled croissant wrapped in fine bubbles.

Bollinger Special Cuvee Brut Champagne ($75.95)

The wine of double-O-seven, and man does that guy have taste; this is a beauty of a bubbly that will just have you sipping away all night and well into the next morning – when I spy a bottle of this on the table I make a bee line right to it.

For more wine suggestions, see our other #WineWednesday posts.

Michael is an award-winning journalist: Promoting the Promoters Award Cuvée 2010 and Ontario Wine Awards Journalist of the Year 2012.  He is also a national and international wine judge - Ontario Wine Awards, All Canadian Wine Championships; Best of Riesling — Germany; Essencia do Vinho — "Top Wines of Portugal".  He is currently the President of the Wine Writers Circle of Canada and the wine columnist for Ottawa Life and Grand magazine as well as regular contributor to Tidings, and Grapevine ... his reviews have also appeared in the LCBO Vintages magazine. Michael has also added a YouTube channel to his activities where he reviews bottles of great Ontario wine on a weekly basis. In whatever he does, it is Michael’s desire to educate, inspire and encourage others to grow their own love and enthusiasm for wine – and to realize that it is their palate that ultimately makes the decision.

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