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A Ringing Glass of New Year’s Wine

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Posted by Burke Morton On December - 31 - 2009

Bott-Geyl and a game of TroubleWe are getting started early on New Year's Eve--dropping in a brief post to wish everyone a Happy New Year. We're staying in this year (saves money on the babysitter) and we've already gotten into the Bott-Geyl Crémant d'Alsace. Our kids are old enough that we are willing to let a game of Trouble drag on until 10pm on New Year's Eve (those are my four pieces still stuck at the beginning!), especially when we can have something to drink.

Crémant d'Alsace is a long time favorite of mine, in part because it is one of the the best sparkling wines to drink any time--affordable and delicious. I treat Crémant in the same manner I would a Prosecco (a sparkling wine--also the name of the grape variety--from Italy) or a Cava (sparkling from Spain): it is proof that one SHOULD DRINK BUBBLY OFTEN, because few things can make us as happy as a good glass of sparkling wine.

In the Glass
I love the Bott-Geyl Crémant, by the way--it is dangerously good...it is so easy to drink that I could polish off the whole bottle myself, but that never ends well! It is a crystalline wine with peals of flavor that points to a fair amount of some of Alsace's noble varieties in the mix (Crémant d'Alsace is most often a repository for Pinot Blanc...not considered "noble" in Alsace). Special thanks my friend Denise for showing me the way to the Bott-Geyl!

I'll finish by repeating myself--drink sparkling wine often (and this one would make a great choice!)--because you don't need to celebrate to have bubbly!

Happy New Year!!!

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