Champagne – a drink that literally defines luxury. No other beverage is iconic enough to represent wealth, luxury and all the good stuff in life. Yet, few of us actually know what a real champagne is all about.
Authentic Champagne is nothing but sparkling wine. However, it can only be called champagne if it has been produced in the Champagne region of France. Known brands such as Moët, age the wine for several years and create a blend that is so exclusive and consistent that connosieurs and collectors eagerly await the release of each years blend.
So while you may keep reading about Champagnes such as Leon Verres, Dom Perignon and of course the most expensive of them all, the Armand de Brignac from time to time; these are the best of the best. While there is no doubting the fact that these wines are a class apart, favorites such as Taittinger Comtes De Champagne Blanc de Blanc (1999) and the Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial Champagne make for excellent gifts. These champagnes not just ensure that you come across as someone with excellent taste, but also get you excellent value for money.
A personal favorite of this writer is the Francois Dubois Brut Rosé whose taste is almost universally enjoyed. Pale pink in color, it has a clean and fresh aroma of ripe red fruits and delicate flavours of strawberry on the palate. This one is available for only £199.44 per case, the equivalent of £33.24 per bottle. These specials are only valid at Tesco’s which sell wine by the case leading to superb discounts. And for those who truly love a good luxurious deal, Tesco is throwing in free delivery on all orders placed before midnight on Sunday, 1st April. Check out Tesco’s for some fantastic deals and a wide range of wines from around the world.
We ought to change the legend on our money from “In God We Trust” to “In Money We Trust.” Because, as a nation, we’ve got far more faith in money these days than we do in God. —