We’ve been in a mood lately—a Champagne kind of mood! With Champagne tastings, The Taste of Zupan’s on November 14, a Champagne cocktail poll (click here to tell us your favorite Champagne cocktail!) and the holidays fast approaching, we can’t seem to help ourselves. And our Burnside Wine Steward, Amber Kinjerski, indulged our current infatuation with the bubbly by pulling one as her staff pick this week.
Amber’s pick: Ruinart Brut Champagne out of Reims, France. It’s a “Blanc de Blancs” Champagne (literally “white from whites”)—which means it’s made from 100 percent Chardonnay grapes. It’s also a fantastic deal for a premier bottle of bubbly, coming in at under $60. This big bodied, buttery Champagne easily holds its ground among the big guns with great depth and complexity, and hints of toasty almonds in its flavoring. Ruinart, the world’s oldest Champagne house, knows how to cultivate a stellar vintage that will impress your guests in every way—from their signature bottle style to the “pop” of the cork and the crisp, effervescent finish of the wine from a gorgeous crystal flute.
From our table to yours—Cheers!