On this snowy first day of the month, we’ll pop the cork on a bottle of Charles de Cazanove Champagne and raise a glass with high hopes for the next 28 days!
We admit to being happy hedonists, proud of our achievement to date, hoping to spread the word far-and-wide. What achievement? Read on …
Our Sparkling Resolution
As we clinked our flutes of sparkling wine at the stroke of midnight to welcome 2008 – and promised to repeat the toast at the start of each month throughout the new year – we had no idea we would actually keep that resolution to this day!
While it seemed like a frivolous pledge at the time, we found ourselves looking forward to the first of every month. Searching out a bottle of cava, prosecco, cremant, or maybe a grower champagne for repeated celebrations during that year, always made us smile. Besides being an easy and pleasurable way to keep a resolution, it gave us a fresh way to start a new month, complete with a hopeful toast to whatever might lie ahead.
Join our Sparkling Resolution and reset your mojo by raising a glass of bubbly to greet each and every month. Salut!
Now, a bit about this month’s wine …
Charles de Cazanove Brut is a nicely balanced Champagne. We think it delivers a pleasant, yeasty, toastiness that works well with or without food. This sparkler can sit proudly next to some of our favorite Champagnes, including Bollinger and Piper-Heidsieck.
Others Say …
“The fine bubbles form a large string against a golden background. A fruity nose and delicious, persistent barley sugar and brioche flavours. A very lively wine.” (Charles de Cazanove)
This Champagne ... “has a great, open nose of sweet butter and even a touch of orange peel. On the palate it is clean and refreshing.” (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer)
Champagne Charles de Cazanove Brut ... “offers an array of flavor, including toasted brioche, Gala apple, lemon zest, graphite and ginger, with a touch of honey. Elegant … good intensity … a moderate, nut-tinged finish.” (92 points, Wine Spectator/K&L Wines)
- 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier, 10% Chardonnay
- Alcohol by Vol: 12%
- Price range: 30 to 35 dollars
Here’s to a spectacular February (with a little less snow)!
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Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino
Photography: © 2015 Penny & Ed Cherubino