I have a real weakness for bubbly. If my finances allowed, I'd have a fridge full of the highest quality Champagne. Alas, that's not the case. I have to find more economical alternatives to quench my thirst. This Cremant d'Alsace is reasonably priced & delicious. It's a keeper!
I'm a self-admitted "wine snob", and I love this sparkling wine. Perfect bubbly on a budget!
I've had this on three or four occasions and always found it enjoyable. Beautiful salmon color, with lots of bubbles that rise and rise and rise in a hypnotic way. Crisp, light red fruit and a slightly creamy mouthfeel (due to all the bubbles), this is good with a pretty wide range of lighter foods or by itself. I will be giving this as a Christmas gift to some of my more "peripheral" friends this year. Nice but won't break the bank.
A Happy Sparkler
I love a good champagne but also love a deal... I picked up a bottle of this out of curiosity. What a find! A light, refreshing, truly yummy strawberry and cream mouse taste of summer - perfect with poached or grilled salmon salad with dill, cucumbers and roquefort.
Alsace has been almost pathologically ignored by the American wine-drinking public for generations--a real mystery in light of the great number of juicy, pure wines produced in this picture-postcard region of northeastern France. Read More »
Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and... Read More »
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