I ran away to Thailand for the holidays this season and not missing the cold, wet, soggy weather at all but one thing I am missing is champagne! Sadly, champagne is prohibitively expensive in Thailand due to taxes so I’m missing my favourite drink.
Before I left, though, I managed to get in a few drinks. Perrier Jouet sent me a couple of bottles of champagne to match with holiday fare.
Although the GH Mumm Cordon Rouge might not be the first champagne to spring to mind, it’s a great food champagne and one that, when I try it, always ask myself, why don’t I have this more often? Fresh and crisp with lots of tiny bubbles and a zesty citrusy finish, it’s great to pair with turkey.
I like Perrier Jouet Grand Brut NV with creamy cheeses like brie, with it’s high acidity and clean sweep of bubbles, it leaves you ready for the next mouthful.
And, let’s not forget my favourite, the vintage stuff! I had the 2004 G.H. Mumm with hunks of gruyere and crackers, the nutty, bready flavours and aromas working well with the champagne. 2004 was a pretty good year and the Mumm 04 is developing very well. It still has plenty of life to go. So there you have a few suggestions from Mumm and Perrier Jouet. Enjoy all that champagne, I’ll be sipping on mai tais in Thailand but thinking of champagne….