Champagne Tasting Party Report


It was a fabulous New Year’s Eve. We kicked back with a select number of cool friends around (not too many, not too few), it was raucous at times, chill at times, and so fun we almost forgot to count down to midnight. I think a few people were actually a little annoyed that we interrupted the dance party for such a mundane event.

So yeah. Awesome.

AND I continued my streak of totally forgetting to take photographs of things, and while there were lots of people taking photos, none of them has volunteered any of them to go on the internet, which should also confirm that yes, it was a good party.

I’ve decided I need to designate an official photographer (who is not me) at any events I want to go on BB&B, because I’m clearly just never going to do it on my own. Too much rushing around, answering doors, making sure food is properly finished and presented, refilling drinks, changing playlists, introducing people – you know the drill of throwing a party. Maybe one day I’ll remember to take photos…

So what won the champagne tasting? It’s so predictable that’s shocking.


The widow herself: Veuve Clicquot.

The Veuve and Perrier-Jouet were probably the most expensive champagnes there – no one was going to go nuts on a really nice bottle on a night when our taste buds probably weren’t in top form – and the Veuve won hands-down. The Perrier-Jouet actually was almost in last place. To test the results, I opened a bottle the other night and um, YUM, it’s tasty. My theory is that because it’s a drier champagne, all the sweet ones we tried blew out the subtler flavors of the Perrier, making it taste kind of not so nice compared to all the others.

So eh, it’s not an exact science. But it’s a fun one.

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  1. Oh Crystal, I’m so happy for you and J! Jude sounds like a rock star! You must “pay it foarwrd” in some way to someone else, even if it isn’t Jude. That is just the right thing to do. And who knows, maybe you will have the means, after your book gets published and written into a movie and you’re filfthy rich of course, to send someone on their very own holiday airline adventure! Such a wonderful, uplifting story! I feel like I just read an entry in one of those “Chicken Soup For the Soul” books. This would even make a good “Readers Digest” story too. I swear, you should publish this story then use the money you receive to do a random act of kindness too. ;-)

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