Let me introduce myself…
I am a woman (obviously!), I am passionate about wine (probably also obvious!) and sometimes… I just can’t contain my excitement. Wine is my favorite topic, so I have decided to write about it.
Today, for instance, I had to buy myself a treat. Okay, to be entirely truthful… I am a self proclaimed hoarder. I hoard wine. I love to buy it, I love to have it, I love to visit it. They are like my children (sorry Tim and Becky, but you know this to be true!). But I digress….
The Super Bowl was yesterday. I didn’t care about the Ravens or the 9ers, but put my $10 into the office pool to make it worth watching. The Ravens pulled a little used rule at the end of the game, and took a safety…thus giving me the exact numbers to win the pool! Thank you Ravens.
In my world, extra money means special treats. There was a pretty pink bottle calling to me at the warehouse across the street. It needed a good home, which I will provide. Veuve Clicquot Rose Champagne. Yummy.
Somebody asked me if it would be sweet. No, not this beautiful wine. Pinot Noir, delicately and expertly made into one of my favorite pink bubbly wines. One of the top french champagne houses, Madame Clicquot pioneered the process of riddling (quarter turns of the bottle during the second fermenation that brings the sediment to the neck of the bottle, to be removed). It makes lovely bubbles in the glass.
My treasured bottle will be put to bed in the cellar until there is an occasion to raise a special glass. It will be there waiting for that occasion..or at least become that occasion.