Tag Archives: Blanc de Blancs

Melbourne Cup, pre-race breakfast Champagne

It’s the first Tuesday of November in Melbourne, the date that stops a nation. The Melbourne Cup. Race 7, 3pm. This year’s running was complicated by the winds taking the unfastened hats on a whirlwind ride along the track. It’s … Continue reading

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Domaine Chandon, Yarra Valley (No picnics, but antique cars permitted on the grass)

Respect the grass, unless you’re a beautiful antique motorcar in which case, trample all over my body! The sun was out after a week of rain, and I had scored a free ride on the UoM wine society bus. Designated driver – … Continue reading

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NV Pierre Gimonnet Selection Belles Annees Blanc de Blancs – midweek champagne

$54 from Vintage Cellars Albert Park (ex-Randalls). A good champagne for casual drinking. Pale lemon colour, youthful aromas of red apple, lemon leaf and a little residual yeast. Coarse mousse texture, nice clean flavours of diced red apple, pear skins. … Continue reading

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