Remember, gentlemen, it’s not just France we are fighting for, it’s champagne!Winston Churchill
Out of the five love languages, words of affirmation is my top love language—closely followed by wine. Last Valentine’s Day, Stephen surprised me with a bottle of Krug Champagne Grande Cuvée. I was beyond excited!
We both decided to postpone opening the bottle till my birthday. We knew in July it would be warmer and we could stargaze. We captured a little of that day in the video below. To say it was a magical day is an understatement!
Maggie Henriquez, the CEO and president of Krug said,
If you are drinking Champagne out of a flute, then you are doing it all wrong.
She compares it to, “going to a concert with ear plugs” and I couldn’t agree more. Champagne should always be served in a tulip glass. Not a coupe or even the standard flute glass; and definitely not a red or white wine glass. The narrow cross-section at the base of a tulip glass enhances the wine’s aroma, taste and amount of bubbles. The tulip shape guarantees the best possible experience.
The color of Krug is a beautiful soft gold. The bubbles are delicate, in no hurry to rise to the top of your glass. At first you’ll smell hints of floral aromas—elderflowers and lilies in full bloom. As well as something a bit spicy and sweet, like gingerbread. Subtle and quiet, the flavors of almonds, buttered brioche, hazelnut and a hint of honey will put a smile on your face.
Trust me, if you decide to surprise someone special with a bottle of Krug (especially if they enjoy champagne!) they will never forget it. It really is a special bottle and a wonderful experience. Of course, I recommend tasting Krug under the stars—best night ever!