Monday, January 02, 2012

2012 - HOPE!

Crémant = sparkling wine not made in the Champagne region. Most people have never heard of crémant, but it is just as good as champagne. There are many regions of France that have their own crémant. One of my favorites is Crémant de Loire, which is made in the Loire Valley section of France. I went on a quest to find some locally and, upon checking the internet, found that a local wine store (67 Wines) had it. I went to the store but the clerk said they did not have it. He recommended a bottle of Louis Charles Blanc de Blancs. It was very nice; fruity but a bit sweet. ABC Liquors sells Crémant de Bourgogne, and I did buy a couple bottles of that. Then, in our local supermarket, Publix, I happened to notice a guy delivering sparkling wines and I spotted a Spanish Cava. Cava is the name the Spanish use for champagne. When we were in Barcelona, I drank cava almost exclusively because it's very good and it costs only a couple euros more than regular white wine.

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À la prochaine, mes amis.


Megan said...

Happy New Year! I bought some crémant for New Year's Eve as well, a rosé. Alain was not happy however, he wanted champagne. I thought it was okay though.

Peter said...

Crémant de Bordeaux, de Bourgogne, d'Alsace... , clairette... Portugese espumante,Italian spumante, German Sekt... sprakling wines from all over the world, but can we admit that already the word champagne adds to the festive feeling? Happy New Year!!