Opening a bottle of good champagne is good, but choosing the right one for a given occasion is even better. Which cuvées are best-suited for drinking as an aperitif? With caviar? Or for beginners? In this article, André Drescher of Caviar House & Prunier addresses these questions. And also reveals that traditional champagne flute glasses aren’t actually as well-suited as people think.
Some things really deserve to be celebrated. And one of them is definitely the uncorking of a bottle of good champagne. Whether it’s for special occasion or simply because you want to give yourself a special treat. Either way, if you feel the wish to go to Frankfurt Airport Online Shopping and reserve an exceptional champagne from AR Lenoble, you will soon be holding something truly special in your hands. In the following, André Drescher of Caviar House & Prunier provides a few great tips for maximizing your pleasure.
Tip 1: Educate Your Palate
Not every palate responds right away to champagne. “My advice for beginners is to try so-called basic cuvées like Champagne AR Lenoble Brut or Champagne AR Lenoble Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs,” says Drescher. All of the cuvées from AR Lenoble can be described as vinous, with low sugar and fizziness. It’s also worth knowing that champagne doesn’t sate you and is therefore an excellent choice to accompany a nice meal. But what does it taste best with?
Tip 2: A Feast for the Senses: Also with Wiener Schnitzel
If you’re looking for a refreshing aperitif, you’ll soon learn to love the Champagne AR Lenoble Brut Rosé Terroirs, especially since this elegant, subtle rosé also tastes great with fried fish and seafood. “Many people only associate champagne with expensive foods, but perhaps they haven’t yet tried the Champagne AR Lenoble Premier Cru Blanc de Noirs 2009,” says Drescher. “It is a very expressive white champagne made from red grapes that goes excellently with wiener schnitzel. This unusual combination is really worth trying―you’ll be amazed.”
Tip 3: Always Exquisite: in Symbiosis with Caviar
Of course, champagne goes especially well with fine foods. For example, the Champagne AR Lenoble Dosage Zero, to which no sugar at all is added after disgorgement, tastes divine with oysters. And what about caviar? Caviar House & Pruner has plenty for gourmets to choose from. Here is Drescher’s recommendation: “You’ll love the Champagne AR Lenoble Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Chouilly together with Prunier Caviar “Paris” or the Champagne AR Lenoble Cuvée Gentilhomme 2009 with Prunier Caviar “Saint James”.
Incidentally, serving champagne in the right kind of glass also helps it unfold. Contrary to received wisdom, however, this is not the standard tall, narrow champagne flute. A glass with a sufficiently large mouth, such as a traditional champagne coupe or a burgundy glass with its bigger bowl, delivers the aromas much faster and more precisely.