So my “Wineday Friday” post didn’t happen yesterday. I got caught up with work (writing annual reviews is a painful process…), lost track of time and before I knew it, it was time to head to happy hour with my friends. Happy “hour” turned into happy night and I was out until 2am! This never happens to me - I am an old lady and like to go to bed before 9pm. Apparently when Kyle is gone, things with the girls get a little cray-cray ;)
I have been paying for it today but did manage to find the energy (and my ibuprofen) to meet a friend for a happy hour this afternoon at one of our favorite spots in Uptown – The Herkimer. She had an adorable 6-month old and is crazy busy so we cherish the time we can spend together. Girlfriends are the best!
Since I didn’t get a wine recommendation to you by the weekend, I have something even BETTER for you today – Bubbly Saturday! Bubbles are fancy. Drinking bubbles makes weekends fancy and we all know that I like a little fancy in my life :)
Last weekend while Kyle and I were in Duluth, I had the best champagne I have ever tasted. That’s a big statement, I know. I sadly cannot compare it to the best of the best – I have yet to have a bottle of Dom Perignon, I think this needs to be changed! – but from my limited champagne experience, this one was truly the best.
Crisp and refreshing, just slightly sweet, lots of fancy bubbles, gorgeous light pink tones and ridiculously affordable, the Nicolas Feuillatte Rose would be the perfect champagne for your next celebration! The Nicolas Feuillatte Rose, a NV (non-vintage) from Champagne, France, was priced at $12 for a split (a smaller bottle, approximately 2 glasses) at one of the restaurants we visited in Duluth. TWELVE DOLLARS for champagne from France. $12!!
In case you are curious, a NV champagne is a blend of wines from multiple years (a vintage would be a blend of wines all from the same year) and cannot be sold until it is at least 15 months old.
I’m not typically a rose fan so I was cautious when I ordered this split. I was pleasantly surprised (and happy!) after my first sip. The Nicolas Feuillatte Rosé is only slightly sweet (I’m not a huge sweet wine fan) and had faint hints of strawberries, lemons and apricots. I savored every drop of this champagne. Although we didn’t eat while I was in the midst of my champagne nirvana, this champagne would be fabulous paired with fresh fruit such as strawberries and pears, light cheeses like brie or dessert. Chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne anyone?
Next weekend I am going to hit up my favorite local wine shops and see if they carry bottles of the Nicolas Feuillatte Rose!
Have a great Saturday night and Sunday my friends! Cheers!
Have you ever tried Dom Perignon? What is your favorite champagne?