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Monday Musings: Drinking French Wine & Celebrating Democracy

Like many others, I am celebrating today, drinking French wine and singing the Marseillaise. This clip from Casablanca is one of my absolute favorite movie scenes.

Let’s toast to France today and to democracy! No better way to do that than with Pol Roger, a Champagne house that I am quite partial to.

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Wine Wednesday: Pol Roger Extra Cuvee Reserve

Pol Roger

Celebrating life with Champagne. I love Champagne and I love this particular one quite a lot. Pol Roger is one of the last few champagne houses that are still entirely family owned. In fact, my very first wine tasting in New York years ago was a Wildman portfolio tasting, Pol Roger’s importer, and a member of the family was there pouring their wines. A very elegant older gentleman, it was a memorable experience. The family has some 220 acres of vineyards, mostly in the south of Epernay and the Cotes de blancs. This particular Champagne is composed of one third Pinot Noir, one third Chardonnay and one third Meunier. It spends three years on its lees. Each grape brings different aspects to the blend: Pinot Noir brings body, Pinot Meunier provides freshness and fruit notes and Chardonnay enhances the experience by adding an elegant lift.

This Champagne has a beautiful perlage, lovely floral and fruit notes as well as nutty and toasty aromas and flavors that make this a classic and a great one to celebrate sweetness in your life. I drank it right after my beautiful, long desired son arrived in 2014. Every time I have this wine, I think of how marvelous that bottle was indeed. Cheers to life and to Niccolo’, my exquisite boy.

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New Year’s Resolutions: Drink Only Good Wine

Pol Roger

Every year I make numerous New Year’s resolutions. Some of them I keep, I wish I could say all of them but this one – to drink only good wine – I am sure I can keep. While that sounds like an odd one, I like everyone who loves wine, sometimes drinks what they have in the house or what a bar or restaurant may have on the menu. At times, the offerings on the menu may not be stellar. That doesn’t usually stop me but this year, I think it will. So I resolve to drink only good wine, wherever I am and whomever I am with. I am starting the year out right with my family, Pol Roger and Barolo from Bruno Porro (Ribote).

Happy New Year to all. This year, I am challenging myself to write much more often on this blog and to get up to date with all of the wines I have tasted in recent years in terms of writing about them. By next year, I hope to have gotten through all of my backlogged articles, tasting notes, etc. It’s a goal and all the good wine I will be drinking will help me reach it.

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Wine of the Week: Pol Roger Extra Cuvee Reserve

Pol Roger

I’ve decided to dedicate a number of posts this month to sparkling wines, Champagne, Prosecco, Cava, and all the other bubbles that make life delicious. I love sparkling wine and the holiday season is upon us so it seems a perfect time to take a look at some of the ones I have had this year.

Celebrating the arrival of my new bundle of joy earlier this fall, I shared a bottle of this wine with my family, a perfect pairing and a great wine to celebrate his arrival.

Pol Roger is one of the last few champagne houses that are still entirely family owned. In fact, my very first wine tasting in New York years ago was a Wildman portfolio tasting, Pol Roger importer, and a member of the family was there pouring their wines. A very elegant older gentleman, it was a memorable experience. The family has some 220 acres of vineyards, mostly in the south of Epernay and the Cotes de blancs. This particular Champagne is composed of one third Pinot Noir, one third Chardonnay and one third Meunier. It spends three years on its lees. Each grape brings different aspects to the blend: Pinot Noir brings body, Pinot Meunier provides freshness and fruit notes and Chardonnay enhances the experience by adding an elegant lift.

This Champagne has a beautiful perlage, lovely floral and fruit notes as well as nutty and toasty aromas and flavors that make this a classic and a great one to celebrate sweetness in your life.

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