Ep 092 – Champagne Holiday

The holidays is a great excuse to drink Champagne (as well as a Tuesday) but buying Champagne can feel overwhelming; it’s expensive and you might often feel like you’re going to mess something up. Not to worry, we have three recommendations that you can’t go wrong with and something for everyone.  We want to give you some options to take with you to holiday time with friends and family (or for just yourself is ok too).


In this week’s episode we discuss:

  • Why is Champagne is expense?
  • How it Champagne made?
  • About the blend (mostly)
  • Classifications


Wine Recommendations:

Bonnet-Ponson Brut Premier Cru NV – priced around $40. This wine has a deep golden color with aromas of sweet earth, a sweet apple, pear skins and a hint of chalkiness. It has high acidity with flavors of lemon, grapefruit, apple, white lily, and yeast with a long finish.


Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée – priced around $50. This wine is a medium golden color with medium intense aromas of brioche, floral and golden apple. It has medium plus acidity with flavors of yeast, floral, green apple and lemon rind with a medium finish. This wine went amazing with salty and nutty cheese like an aged manchego cheese.


Laurent-Perrier Brut Millésimé 2007 – priced around $80. A wine with a medium golden color and aromas of toast, almond, golden apple and pear. It has high acidity with flavors of floral, apple and lemon pith with a medium finish. This wine has the potential for long aging and a great option for a special occasion.


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About Betty Notto

Betty Notto is a wine lover based in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area. She is the co-creator and co-host of Weekly Wine Show Podcast. Find her out in the interwebs via Twitter @weeklywineshow @bettynotto