I am very excited about Friday for a number of reasons. We'll be in our new house having moved the day before AND we have a Royal Wedding to watch. Best of all, my darling sister is coming over from Brussels for a few days just so she can watch it on TV with me and my mother. A wedding, a day's holiday and an excuse to drink fizz with loved ones? I, for one, can't wait. Here's what we'll be drinking:
Currently chilling in the fridge: Michel Gonet Brut Reserve NV, £18 on offer, Tesco.com
This is a brilliant sparkler made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes (the smart two of the three main grapes allowed) grown in Grand Cru villages (the highest rated vineyards according to the echelle des crus village rating system) across Champagne. It is not a shy style of wine: biscuity, layered and moreish. I've made it sound like the alternative McVities cake being served at Buckingham Palace on Friday but can assure you it is dry as a bone and not quite as fattening. Jancis Robinson loved this wine and wrote in up in the FT not long ago.
Happy daze x
Labels: Champagne, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Tesco