Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Veuve Clicquot...It's the Bubbliest!

"I only drink Champagne when I'm happy, and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company, I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I am not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it - unless I'm thirsty"
Lily Bollinger 

I'm sad to say i've been MIA from the kitchen this week, but I promise I have a good excuse!  Last week, when Mike and I were in Savannah, he decided to put a ring on it (yay!) and since we've been back, i've been basking in congratulatory cakes, dinners, lunches, social sips and celebrations! Being engaged is so exciting for us and it's been wonderful celebrating with friends and family and drinking some delightful bubbly on the way.

Champagne is of course the loveliest of social sips.  My friend Magen gave me the bottle on the left when I got a new job last year, and it only felt right to wrap it up in the ritziest of wine accessories- my Pottery Barn fur (faux fur, don't worry) stole.  Magen also introduced me to the ultimate in champagne, Veuve Clicquot.  Now, for some of you, Veuve Clicquot may be an every day sip, but for me it is strictly special occasions given my budget.  The first time I tasted it was when Magen smuggled a few bottles to my house from her parents new years eve party, and i'm not sure we knew at the time that it was a high quality champagne.  It's super crisp, effervescent and dry, just like a good champagne should be. I think given the occasion, i'm going to treat myself to the ever fabulous bottle of Veuve Clicquot and relax before the planning begins!  Though really, do you ever need an excuse to pop a bottle of bubbly?

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