Champagne is too expensive to be an everyday tipple, much as many of
us might want to enjoy it on a daily basis. Rather, ít’s a special
occasion wine, and this often leads us to rely on familiar brand names
when we splurge on a bottle of bubbly. While those old favorites – the
Veuve Clicquots or Moet & Chandon – are fine and reliable fizz,
there is more excitement out there. So this year, I suggest looking
either to small grower Champagnes for something distinctive and
individual, or to some nice bubbly from other regions. Drink outside the
slipper, or the envelope, or whatever cliché you want to recite.
Anway, my recommendations for high quality fizz for those willing to splurge this holiday season are in today’s Washington Post. (The online version has more recommendations than the print edition.) I’ll have some bargain bubbly recommendations next week.