Archive | May, 2013

Toast Time!

17 May

Celebrate the accomplishments of friends and family with a Champagne toast! Champagne has been used in many memorable occasions and continues to be a valued product over the ages. From weddings, to sporting events, birthday gatherings, to dinner parties, Champagne is always a great option for a celebration.

Promotions and raises are more great reasons to involve the use of champagne. This is a great moment to make a toast to the future and congratulate the coworker who received the promotion at hand.

The many ways to incorporate champagne into different celebration settings are endless. Socially, it can bring a lot of people together in one room for a lot of great memories to be recorded.

The great thing about champagne is that there are so many varieties of it. There is Dom Perignon, Mercier, and Moet to name a few and they all have different flavors and feels to them.  So no matter your preference there is a Champagne that will suit you and your palette perfectly; not to mention the list of Champagne Cocktails you can also experiment with to find your perfect match.

Champagne is also a great drink to go with special appetizers such as cheese or fruit.  There is such a luxurious feeling that comes from drinking champagne; yet it easily crosses all social gathering boundaries and fits nicely into any setting.

If you would like to pursue your love of Champagne further why not consider taking it up as a hobby?  Consider having a cellar or refrigerator unit dedicated to storing and collecting different varieties and years. A very popular hobby in recent years and one that will certainly make you increase your popularity amongst your friends and family!

Don’t Judge A Bottle by Its Price Tag

10 May

The price tag on some of the most expensive champagnes in the world should never put you off sampling them. Yes the range of high prices that are found with the famous Cristal Champagnes and Dom Perignons may drive the budget conscious individual to an early grave. You should never dismiss a bottle of champagne on price alone for there are some brands which offer far more valuable characteristics, which would not be experienced, if you determine your opinion only on price.

Champagne oozes class its characteristics allow this bubbly and refreshingly light beverage to be enjoyed on nearly all occasions. It can make events more memorable with guests being adequately refreshed without being floored by the alcohol volume. With champagne being so versatile a hefty price tag can be forgiven on the bigger brands. Champagne can also be enjoyed with virtually any cuisine, with most meals actually enhanced due to the accompanied complimenting tastes which a bottle of champagne can bring.

Did you know that the bubbles in a bottle of Champagne are not there to add to the way it looks? Yes it can make the drink look more appealing and attractive but the bubbles allow the blood to quickly absorb the alcohol at a rate much faster than other beverages. With champagne being so smooth and light it can definitely enjoyed at any event or occasion.

As with many quality things in life, you get what you pay for; expecting the best from a dear bottle of bubbly won’t disappoint you. Remember you’re not paying for taste alone; you’re paying for the full package. The years of maturing, the unique and vibrant bouquets bursting into life as the bottle is opened and poured to glass.

Whatever the occasion there is champagne to suit it, don’t pre judge on price, but rather judge after the full experience to give an accurate report. Champagne is more than just a price tag, it’s an overall experience to be tried and tested.

If indeed you happen to have any Champagne leftovers they also can be enjoyed.  Click Here for some great Champagne leftover recipes.

The Most Searched Brands of Champagne Online

6 May

With so many different varieties of fresh bubbly champagne available today to select from, it can be tedious to say the least when trying to select your favourite brand.  So it begs the question “just what makes great champagne”?

Your Champagne can vary in taste and style: sweet, rich, dry, and so on. In general champagne draws its character from the climate and where and what regions of the world the grapes were grown in, you also need experience from the winemaker who can add his own imaginative and creative gifts to the process.

What brands are the more probable to sell quicker than others, let’s take a look and see what the favourites are…

Dom Perignon – Is one of the most searched for brands online, owned by Moet & Chandon. Its fine taste is owed to the maturing process which lasts for seven years before being bottled and sold on the market.

Veuve Clicquot Champagne – Veuve Clicquot’s distinctive yellow label is what makes it the most well-known and best marketed Champagne on the consumer market today.

Ace of Spades Champagne – Armand de Brignac is Rapper Jay- Z’s creative Champagne brand. With hints of orange and almond this bubbly favourite is well made.

Cristal Champagne – A favourite of the rich and famous, this vintage well-presented champagne is one of the worlds finest.

Krug Champagne – Taking around 6-8 years to mature this wonderful creation continues to get better with age long after bottled, nutty in taste yet incredibly fresh.

Moet & Chandon – With vast experience in the Champagne region of France this favourite has always been on the list of great champagnes, great tasting fresh and bubbly.

Whatever the occasion it can be made memorable with that little touch of class, selecting a perfect champagne comes down to character, your character and the brands character, find your perfect match.