Veuve Clicquot Champagne

Through my childhood and early teenage years, my version of Champagne that was served at our special family occasions was always sparkling cider and sometimes sparkling wine.  It really wasn’t until I moved out here to Vancouver that Russ introduced me to true champagne.

You really don’t know what you are missing until you try a true champagne. The flavour, the colour, and the carbonation all seemed to be enhanced.

On our trip 2 years ago to Paris, we took a tour of Reims France (wiki), the home of Champagne, and got to tour a couple of champagne wineries, Piper Heidseick and Moet and Chandon. We of course didn’t get to visit our favourite champagne house – Veuve Clicquot founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot-Muiron.

There is just something special about drinking Veuve, the flavour is subtle, the carbonation and the colour all add to the enjoyment. Veuve (as with most champange) is made with a blend of 3 grapes – Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier.

Yes the cost is expensive compared to sparkling wine made in North America, but I don’t think you match the flavour true champagne from France brings. Since last week I celebrated 7 years of being in Vancouver, Russ and I shared a wonderful bottle of the bubbly. Champagne that is drunk for any occasion and even by itself is good in my books.

A toast to Veuve Clicquot – May you never stop producing heaven in our mouths!

Some fun links I’ve found regarding Veuve Clicquot products:

Elite Choice
Verve Clicquot Products

2 Replies to “Veuve Clicquot Champagne”

  1. The only time I have had real champagne was on my Alaskan cruise and we had Belini’s which are peach schnapps and champagne. A flute of it cost $20 each lol we were expecting frozen drinks not drinks in a flute! they were good nonetheless…..

  2. MMM Bellini’s. YUM. Though they are not made from true champagne. It is made with Prosecco which is an Italian sparkling wine.

    I just love the taste of Veuve. After having spanish sparkling wine and then going to this, you will taste the difference.

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