Truth be told, we’re inclined to bust out the bubbly anytime and any day. So it’s a no-brainer that we’re hopping on board for today’s Champagne campaign.
We asked three of our favorite people, from three of our favorite spots to share one of their favorite sparklers.
Bonus: they are pouring these babies by the glass tonight - so if you’re in San Francisco, LA or New York, swing on by to say hi & give ‘em a try.
If you’re in the city by the bay, stop by Quince or Cotogna where Wine Director Chris Baggetta rocks a Champagne where red grapes reins supreme:
“At Quince, we are serving Aubry Champagne, a premier cru from the village of Jouy-les-Reims. Today the estate is in the hands of 2 twin brothers, Pierre and Philippe Aubry, who are perhaps best known for their preservation of the old “forgotten” Champagne varieties, such as Arbanne, Petit Meslier and Fromenteau, which they blend into their Pinot Meunier-based Brut Champagne. The high percentage of red grapes is felt in the wine’s rich body, and it finishes with a vibrant energy; its minerality persisting as long as the fruit flavors do!” -C.B.
“It looks like a dark rosé, it has bubbles and is from Portugal. Bet you weren’t expecting that. Have it with charcuterie, have it with cheese, have it with pizza. Drink it and let your day get a little better than it was before.” -M.K.
If you’re in the city that never sleeps and seeking something with purity and power, NoMad’s wine director Thomas Pastuszak has just the thing:
“This is such a cool and rare find: A beautifully aromatic, powerful Blanc de Blancs coming from a family-owned estate in Ambonnay. It’s really exciting to feature this 100% Chardonnay grower champagne coming from Pinot Noir-territory, and so much fun to chat with guests about it at NoMad.” -T.P.