I have a designer friend, Suzanne, who only drinks champagne, and a pricy rose at that. At least, that was the case until I poured her a few glasses of my favorite sparkler, made by Albert Bichot, and widely available. At $23 a bottle, it’s the perfect sipper to hand over to your host, or to drink throughout your summer meal.
Champagne is my favorite wine, and I do frequently drink this one from appetizers straight through to dessert. Remarkably, it goes with all kinds of foods, including meat, barbecue, Asian cuisine, and fried chicken. And it’s beautiful looking in the glass.
This dry sparker is made by the Bichot Estate in the Burgundy region of France. (Only sparkling wine made in the Champagne region gets to be officially called “champagne.”)
I buy this by the case; for the money it’s a steal. At your wine store, if it’s not stocked, simply say you’d like Albert Bichot’s Cremant Brut Rose. Tell them the distributor is Eder-Goodman. They’ll have it to you in 24-48 hours. Cheers! — Faith
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