Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Champagne Luncheon

Wow...What an incredible event!!
It was the annual Champagne luncheon of the Wine Media Guild of New York. This year the selection of Prestige Cuvee Champagnes was outstanding!!
Ed McCarthy author of Champagnes for Dummies presented the selection...many thanks to Ed for such an embarrassment of riches and the opportunity to try these fabulous wines.

There were 23 wines presented:
Where do I begin?...with half of them:
1999 Perrier-Jouet "Fleur de Champagne" Blanc de Blancs
1998 Pommery "Cuvee Louise" Brut
NVPiper Heidsieck "Cuvee Rare" Brut
Louis Roederer "Cristal" Brut
1999 Moet & Chandon "Dom Perignon" Brut
1998 Veuve Clicquot "La Grande Dame" Brut
Pol Roger "Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill" Brut
1996 Ruinart "Cuvee Dom Ruinart" Blanc de Blancs
1995 Charles Heidsieck "Blanc des Millenaires"
NV Krug "Grande Cuvee" Brut
1995 Henriot "Cuvee des Enchanteleurs" Brut
Deutz "Cuvee William Deutz" Brut
1999 Nicolas Feuillatte "Palmes d'Or" Brut Rose
2000 Taittinger "Comtes de Champagne" Brut Rose

An amazing day of tasting.....and the truffled risotto was terrific too!!!!

Here are the links to:
Wine Media Guild
An interview with Ed

ps...Thumbs up to any of the Wine for Dummies series that is written by Ed and or Mary Ewing-Mulligan (Ed's wife) are very informative and easy to understand.

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