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08.10.2006

WBW#25 Announced: Drink Bubbly With a "C"

wbw_icon.jpgIt was only a matter of time before someone forced us to all drink Champagne. And it's no surprise, really, that the rules are being handed down by a bubbly loving Brit. My friend Sam, who run's the hugely popular blog Becks 'n Posh has decreed that this month we all need to drink the real stuff: Champagne with a capital "C."

No sparkling wine allowed. Not even if it's an old bottle from California before they banned the use of the term.

Nope, this month it has to be the real French stuff, and apparently extra points (oh my, there are points now?) are being awarded for the choice of small producers. Really, you see, this is all a big private plot for Sam to find new favorite sources of her favorite drink. Of course, that's sort of what every Wine Blogging Wednesday is anyway.

So grab your blog. And a bottle (preferably the latter, first). And join Sam on September 13th, for the next edition of the blogosphere's first virtual wine tasting party. Pop!

Comments (5)

sam wrote:
08.10.06 at 7:14 PM

ha ha - not real points just 'brownie points' which are just figments of Derrick's imagination. (I think that was his suggestion).

BTW the date is the second wednesday - 13th, not the 6th.

Thanks for the plug, perhaps Champagne is not quite the thing for serious wine tasters, but I also think I have seen of what serious wine drinkers look like when they have been drinking champagne, and whatever anyone thinks, it sure is fun, eh? ;)

Alder wrote:
08.10.06 at 7:30 PM

Oh Sam, don’t take my cheeky words as a lack of enthusiasm for Champagne. On the contrary, most of the serious wine drinkers I know are absolutely mad about Champagne, and much pickier about it than your average still wine. Thats certainly true of me -- I've found that I really enjoy the most expensive stuff much more than the perennialy popular Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin.

Thanks for the correction on the date, I've modified my post. I'm looking forward to this.

08.10.06 at 7:53 PM

Indeed, I suggested a new points system (with the caveat that of course there are no points in WBW).

And I'd agree with Alder; the most serious tasters I know (including some MS and MW candidates) _love_ Champagne.

Sarah wrote:
08.11.06 at 3:07 PM

I attended a champagne tasting last year with a friend who'd collected about a dozen bottles based on various recommendations. I know it'd be cheating to use them, but I have detailed notes from that day - we collated everyone's notes into a spreadsheet for later reference. :)

Which reminds me, I need to organise another such winetasting!

Louis Biggie wrote:
08.28.06 at 4:13 PM

The capital "C" debate has emerged on my blog: moyey.blogspot.com.

Would you please visit and make your views known -- whatever they are. I would love to hear from you and your readers.

Cheers,

Moyey

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