"I 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’m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it―unless I’m thirsty."
- Lily Bollinger
These days we tend to view sparkling wines (of which Champagne is only the most famous example) as only appropriate for special occasions. But life would be so much more fun if we followed Ms. Bollinger's prescription instead.
This week, Julia will explore sparkling wines and make the case that you should really be thinking of them as all occasion wines. Besides just being fun to drink, their high acidity and generally creamy mouthfeel make sparkling wines excellent for pairing with a wide variety of foods, and the family of sparkling wine contains a wide variety of flavors and aromas to satisfy almost any palate: from the exuberant fruitiness of Prosecco, to the savory yeastiness and layered complexity of Champagne, to the crystalline sweetness of Moscato, there is so much variety to choose from.
Join Julia at 4pm on Friday, August 6, 2021 on Instagram Live to learn more!