Ruinart Brut Rose NV

I met a lady the other day who really knows her wine. She was complaining that she opened up a bottle of Ruinart Brut Rose the previous weekend, and her plebby friends sculled it back, smacking their lips, and saying, only on the last dregs “mmm, that’s luvly! I could drink a lot of this!”…

Champagne on the brain.

“It’s HOW MUCH?” asked my reasonably affluent but slightly grumpy husband. 950 Dihams. That’s about $300, for dinner. Each. Champagne is not cheap, despite it’s ability to turn all ladies into cheap harlots when they have enough of it. I suppose that’s why he finally caved, rather than my reasoning – “We love a glass…

Veuve Cliquot Demi Sec NV

This was served out of decanter in this occasion to limit bead and improve texture match with paired dessert. Sweet of course, lemon-puff and candied peel style with soft marshmallow and white peach middle. Slightly creamy, and a little honeyed/mineral. Slightly short on the finish, but that’s pretty common with a dessert fizz. Partnered beautifully…