Might as well face it you're addicted to... Bubbles?
March 11, 2014
When one hears the word bubbles, it may conjure up the imgage of blowing bubbles in your backyard as a kid and running around trying to catch them, or watch them just peacefully float away in the sky...
Well, this is not what I think of when I think of bubbles. When somone mentions bubbles around me, the first thing that pops (no pun intended) into my mind is Champagne! I have to say, if I have a vice, it is Champagne, or sparkling wine when you need a Champange counterpart.
I remember my first experience with an expensive Champagne. I was at a dinner at a "famous" winemakers home - I will not mention names - and he said he was going to pull out a special bottle from his celler. Well that he did! While I waited with raw excitement like a child waits for Santa, he came down out of the cellar and had pulled a vintage Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes d'Or Rose Champagne. Needless to say, I was hooked! I have never been so impressed by something and knew this was going to be the beginning of a long love affair - If love at first 'taste' exists - this was it.
I have tasted many Champagnes and sparkling wines since 'my first', and I have to say that out of all the beauties I have tasted, Ruinart Brut Rose is my go to! As for sparkling wine it is Mumm Brut Rose, Napa Valley - I am always shocked but you can pick this up at Trader Joes for a mere $16.99!
Ruinart Brut Rose Tasting Notes: Dry, with crisp acidity - notes of wild strawberry, almond extract, with a long finish and notes of nuttiness.
While I will always drink the bubbly, my next goal is to visit Champage - this is in my top ten and I know I will be there someday savoring the special stuff!