Some purists will tell you it’s sacrilege to make a cocktail using champagne, but I’m going to say whatever floats your boat … I love a Champagne Cocktail and I’ve tried and tested some of the more popular ones for you. You can make them as easy or complicated as you like, there are many variations on each recipe, just google and find a recipe that tickles your fancy. I tend to go for recipes with a do-able ingredients list, generally picking those with stuff I already have on hand and if I don’t like the result I will tweak it a bit until it’s to my liking.
The best gift for me over the holidays is Champagne and this is the time of year when Champagne Houses usually launch their annual gifting merchandise. So if you’re stuck for a present for someone, need a hostess gift for a dinner party or just want to spoil yourself, have a look at some of the fabulous value-added champagne gifting options I’ve managed to find.
Let’s face it, it’s not like we need a reason to pop open a bottle of Champagne. But on 19 October I will be celebrating. Celebrating Champagne … the drink I love so much, the area that has captured my heart, and the houses, growers and producers that bring us this incredible beverage.
I’m probably going to have a few connoisseurs rolling their eyes at me, but I’m going to go out on a limb here and say if it’s a non-vintage Champagne, then not really all that much … as long as it’s good quality glass as the quality of the glass will definitely affect the taste of the Champagne.