Okay it’s the one week of the year when I can talk Champagne for days on end – hallelujah! And I know the issue with Champagne beyond this week is that it’s pricey. And you need a primer to read the labels!
Well, what if I told you that the price is mostly related to the complex process behind this flashy bubbly. And this complex process indeed adds complexity to the wine! So, yes, it’s worth the splurge!
Bubbly for the holidays? Yes, please! But guess what – you don’t have to break the bank. Of course, I am a huge proponent of real deal Champagne (from the Champagne region in northern France.) However, the holidays often mean larger crowds and more palates to quench. So feel free to think beyond Champagne!
I’ve long been a bit obsessed with Aligoté (the other white grape of Burgundy!) And recently I set out to really compare and contrast a few that I came across.