Monday, March 23, 2009

kewwwwwt!


My favorite champagne is Veuve Clicquot Grande Dame or one of the White Star champers. Money is an object these days, and more often I'll opt for a modestly priced New Mexico domestic from Gruet Vineyards for well under $20/bottle. Gruet is actually a decent sparkling wine made in the traditional m├ęthode champenoise.

In truth, when it comes to champagne/sparkling wines I prefer blanc de noir, but it's so great to have a raft of single-serving mini cans of Sofia blanc de blancs in the fridge. The last time I bought one of these four-packs, it was $18.99 at a store in Dallas. Whole Foods has them right now for $11.99 a four-pack but you'd better hurry - I'm going back Monday to load up. The great thing is you can open up one can, drink it with the little straw (may we suggest in the bathtub?!) and not have to over-indulge or feel guilty about wasting the entire rest of a standard bottle. At $3 a serving, it's a nice little treat to have around...

Stock up!

15 comments:

steff66 said...

why that would make a lovely gift to a dear friend...hint hint

HollyB said...

Umm...pick up a pack for me, too, please.

Vinogirl said...

Pinot noir based bubbly is my choice too...whether it is rose or not. Had a bottle of 'The Widow' yesterday, special occasion...or not.
People should drink champers more often.
You are obviously a woman of great taste...dogs, bubbly and shoes :)

Turk Turon said...

Veuve Clicquot is my fave. After that Piper-Heidseick. I had some Dom Perignon once, and it was no better than the others. But this is a great way to have a small amount of sparkling wine chilled and ready to be made into an impulsive Mimosa or champagne cocktail on a moment's notice.

Ranger Tom said...

The woman of my dreams! Champagne in a four pack!!!

Buck said...

Ooops, sorry... pardon... wrong room!

::backs out slowly whilst looking around for the beer he thought he'd find in these parts::

phlegmfatale said...

steff88 - *noted*

HollyB - *noted*

Vinogirl - I quite agree - I drink champers more than any other, these days. I don't drink often, though...

Turk Turon - yes, nice to be able to make a Mimosa without opening a whole bottle

Ranger Tom - I'm just fabulous that way. Glad you like.

phlegmfatale said...

Buck - don't be skeered

Thud said...

Glass or nothing I'm afraid...the widow however is great stuff.

phlegmfatale said...

Thud - snob. Tough having standards, eh?

Old NFO said...

Guess my not liking the bubbly leaves me outta this one...

Vinogirl said...

Although I hate to admit it, Thud knows his bubbly stuff.
Thanks for the bday wishes.

Rocket Girl said...

I sold a lot of these when I worked at World Market. They are so cute! They are named after Francis Coppola's daughter Sofia.

Zelda said...

Nothing gives me hangovers worse than champagne (or sparkling wine) I have no idea why. But I love their package design. It is really pretty.

chuckr44 said...

Does that box say "Blankity Blanks"?

Isn't Francis Coppola a famous director?

What's going on here?
:)