Favorite Champagne of the year
Ten Champagnes to toast to 2006
Here are a few “Best Buys” and “Best Splurges” from some serious bubbly enthusiasts:
Vice President, Sherry-Lehmann, New York, NY
Wine Director, Aqua, San Francisco, CA
Associate Editor/Tasting Director, Wine & Spirits Magazine, New York, NY
On December 1st, Sasha Davies, the affineur of Murray’s Cheese and I taught a class together on sparkling wine and cheese pairing. Here is Sasha’s favorite pairing from the class:
Tomme Crayeuse and 1998 Perrier Jouët Fleur de Champagne
The richness of this cheese melds beautifully with the delicate effervescence of this sparkling. The wine brings out the modest salty notes in the cheese and if you’re truly paying attention you might even get some caramel notes right before the finish.
My favorite pairing was:
Tomme Crayeuse and Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut
The purity of this wine with no dosage (sugar) added complemented the deliciously salty and buttery texture of this raw cow’s milk cheese. Perfecto!
Happy Holidays everyone!
— Cynthia Sin-Yi Cheng
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