This wine Wednesday is a tip of the hat to my very favorite champagne, Veuve Clicquot. I thought it was fitting that it be before New Year’s Eve, as this is celebratory bubbly of the highest order. A celebration in a glass. Yes, there are other lovely champagnes out there, but there is just something about the sight of a Veuve bottle that speaks of a special time. Always.
The signature non-vintage brut is a crisp champagne with full flavors. The predominance of Pinot Noir provides the structure that is unmistakably Veuve. This is also the best time of year to buy bottles, as December is always when it is at its best price. Or the champagne gods shine down brightest at this time. You decide. Either way, now is the time to snatch it up and enjoy every last bubble.