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Lovely bubbly

By admin on March 22nd, 2006 1 comment

Bolly_2Fancy toasting your guests and don’t know where to begin amongst the zillions of top notch wines and champagnes on offer. Serve up Bollinger’s La Grande Année Rosé rose champagne French fountain style. It’s pink enough to be unashamedly girly but moreish enough to catch the tastebuds of the all your guests.

It’s pricy at around £90 a bottle but you do only get to do this once (unless you are JLo). Stockists include Fortnum & Masons, Selfridges and Harrods.

Tesco Premier Cru Brut Champagne may not have the kind of cache like the lauded names of it’s loftier colleagues but it did sweep the board at the 2005 International Wine Challenge. It’s regularly voted to be top notch in tastings and at £84.30 for a case of 6, who is going to argue? (£14.05 per bottle)

Taittinger grabs my vote with it’s 40% chardonnay grape as well as pinot noir and pinot meunier grapes largely from their own vineyards. Subtle, refreshing and delicately balanced £157.76 for 6. (£26.29 per bottle)

Louis Roederer Cristal 1999, tipple of the rich and famous. Dry, gorgeous and very fabulous, dahhling £147.25 for… 1 bottle.

Veuve Clicquot NV France, a fruity all rounder with rich, red fruit tones. £147.91 for 6 (£24.65 per bottle)

  • Electronic wine thermometer

    Personally, I’ve always opted for the taste test when checking the temp of my vino. Not always the sure fire way to get the optimal temperature but after three glasses you will probably have stopped caring. Of course being gadget

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