Champagne - January 21, 2009 - Hostess: Ms Jane
Wikipedia: About Champagne. Sparkling Wine.
Info: To anoint Kings!
Food Pairings: strawberries, mild cheese, poultry, desserts/fruit
Food Pairing specific to type of Champagne.
Abbie's Tasting Notes:
This was a special tasting in celebration of the New Year! Ms Jane purchased all the wine, and all the attendees split the cost.
1) Domaine Luquet Roger - Gremant Bourgnone $19.99 @ Total Wine
no smell, lightly alcoholic, off dry, crisp, light, not too tart, light golden yellow, some age, medium finish, clear
2) Louis Perdrier - Brut Excellence $10.00
This was a REAL Champagne - pale straw color, no scent, very light, crisp, hardly any flavor, bubbly air
3) Mumm Napa - Brut Prestige $20.00
smells astringent, tart, more flavor, some sour, straw yellow, crisp
4) Heidseick & Co. Champagne Monopole $29.99 on sale (usually $39.99)
smells like "getting a perm" to me, heavenly air, evaporates on your tongue.
5) Prosecco - Italian - Di Conegliano $20.00
dry, no scent, lightly sweet, just right.