You know it and I know it, Feastlings: It ain’t New Year’s without bubbles. Even the teetolaters are wont to pop the cork on a bottle of sparkling cider come midnight, and who can blame them? The extravagance of bubbles has been a part of ringing in the new year since the 17th century, when Dom Perignon figured out how to tie corks down on heavier bottles to make Champagne shippable. This Saturday, Kevin pops the corks on sprkling wines from Champagne proper, elsewhere in France, plus Spain and Italy. The Champagne drives the price up for this week’s tasting a smidge, so instead of the $10 you’ve become accustomed to, it’ll be $15, but you’ll get to taste a Monopole (and learn what a monopole is, if it’s not already in your lexicon.) The tasting is at 2:00 on Saturday the 27th, and it will almost certainly full up, so do give us a call and have us hold you a place. WEb and email reservations won’t be valid for the tasting, so the best way to hold a spot is to call us at 326-9363.
A sparkling conversation about bubbles.
NV Trevisiol “Extra Dry” Prosecco, Valdobbiadene
NV Poema Cava Brut, Penedés
NV Varichon & Clerc “Privilege” Blanc de Blanc, Savoie
NV Heidsieck & Co. Monopole Brut