Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Champagne Toast

I am not a big sparkling person.  After my quest for Rosé, maybe my next quest will be Champagne.  As we get into wedding season, there will be lots of bubbly uncorking.

The Champagne Bureau published "The Perfect Champagne for Every Wedding Celebration" and I am sharing it with you.  Remember Champagne only comes from Champagne, France.


Nothing symbolizes celebration more than a quality Champagne. Whether you’re savoring a private, romantic toast on your honeymoon or celebrating with the girls before the big day, as the perfect pair, you deserve the perfect pairing.

The Shower – All of your girlfriends will enjoy the pink color and light, fruity flavor of a delicious rosé Champagne. Rosé pairs perfectly with subtle cheeses, smoked salmon, and fruit salad, as well as many other hors d'oeuvres. Plus, a half bottle makes a lovely party favor.

The Bachelorette Party – For your last night of freedom, why not liven up your celebration with a rich, full bodied Blanc de Noirs style Champagne? This Champagne is made using only black grapes and pairs well with full-flavored foods—perfect to get the party started!

The Rehearsal Dinner – It can be hard to please a room full of family, but a non-vintage Brut Champagne pairs well with almost anything and can help the evening go smoothly.

The Reception – On your wedding day, there’s no more perfect wine for your toasts than Blanc de Blancs Champagne. The name literally means “white of white,” a perfect complement to your gown. This delicate Champagne is made from only Chardonnay grapes and has a light, dry flavor, just right for when you want to dance all evening. Make sure to save a bottle to drink on your first anniversary!

The Honeymoon – When you’re finally alone with your loved one, it is time to cuddle up and share a rare Vintage Champagne, only made in years that produce the highest quality grapes. Just as your love has grown over time, these wines have been aged for a minimum of three years before they are released.

Whichever Champagne you choose, make sure it is genuine. Champagne is produced exclusively from the grapes of Champagne, France, and under strict rules designed to ensure quality. There are many other wonderful sparkling wines made around the world, but Champagne only comes from Champagne.
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