Why you should drink champagne year-round

Most people have their go-to drink, the reliable choice when you aren’t familiar with the bar. Mine is champagne. Champagne has a stigma where it is most closely associated with celebrations or New Year’s. I’ve never had a problem drinking it whenever I wanted, and was excited to hear wine writer, Peter Liem share the same sentiments in a recent episode of The Splendid Table.

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My favorite takeaways:
  1. Champagne is great with food because of the acidity, bubbles and generally low level of alcohol. Classic pairings include carbs with mushrooms like a risotto or pasta, Japanese food and anything fried.
  2. Blanc de blanc means the champagne is made entirely of Chardonnay (versus Pinot Noir or a blend). The counterpart is blanc de noir, but it’s rare.
  3. You do not have to drink the entire bottle after opening, and for younger champagnes it actually tastes better the next day. Champagne stoppers work.

Cheers, guys!

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