I have this fantasy of only drinking champagne for the rest of my life. No more wine, no mixed drinks, and heavens-to-Betsy no beer. I'm not sure if it's inspired by The Great Gatsby or Heather Dubrow, but there's something innately fabulous about bubbly being your beverage of choice.
So when I was invited to taste Laurent-Perrier latest vintage at Ace Bar, I couldn't possibly resist. The House of Champagne Laurent-Perrier is recognized as one of the foremost family owned brands in Champagne. To ensure an outstanding wine, Laurent-Perrier only declares a vintage in the finest years, which is why the Perrier Vintage 2006 is only the 26th vintage to be released.
And let's face it, 2006 was a great year: I started my junior year of college with a random party bus extravaganza- orchestrated by my brother fraternity,) Hips Don't Lie by Shakira (Shakira!) dominated the radio, Britney Spears ended it with her ridiculous other half, Kevin Federline, and Lance Bass finally came out of the closet. It was a good year for me, pop culture, and the grapes.
A blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the 2006 vintage offers hints of white peach and mirabelle with the aroma of fresh pineapple, dried apricots, and almonds. Like most champagnes, it pairs perfectly with the delicate flavors of fish, poultry, and white meats. Check out more information at Laurent-perrier.com.