Bubbles DeVere, Little Britain
|Champagne for everyone!|
I had bought a bottle of Pongrasz, a good South African sparkling wine. The others had brought bottles of champagne to enjoy on the only full day at the house - Saturday.
One bottle of pink Taittinger, a variety claimed not produced any more (but still one sale her in Norway), one regular Taittinger, one Piper-Heidseck and one Bolly (Bollinger). Before dinner we decided to indulge in champagne.
Pink champagne are for true royalties, and should be served to something equally exclusive. I had bought a tin of Larnaudie foie gras de Canard bought in Brussels last December. The great stuff was striktly divided into equally sized dollops and placed on salted crackers.
|Sinful duck liver from Larnaudie|
Drinking champagne is a feast, as it is the most renowned and exclusive of all sparkling wines. All our bottles were dry (who would drink the sweet stuff), but I can, still after many bottles of the stuff, say whether there is anything but the name that makes champagne better than other sparkling wines.
It still can give you a fabulous buzz, as we experienced when starting our preparation for a great meal. Filet of beef with baked potatoes, sweet shalotts, fried mushrooms, and bearnaise sauce was prepared in the most exquisite, fluffy champagne ecstasy you could think of.
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