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G. Gruet & Fils Blanc de Blancs Brute Champagne

Nothing says romance quite like champagne.  Reminiscent of old Hollywood, synonymous with glamour and wealth.  Fear not, with a little research you’ll still have funds for dinner!  Try G. Gruet & Fils Blanc de Blancs Brute Champagne for a whole lot of bang for your buck.

This Wino Wednesday we’re offering you three great choices for Valentine’s Day, all under $40 (CAD).  Starting with Domaine Désiré Petit Cremant du Jura Rosé Brute ($22.95 CAD) we then shifted to Burgundy and the sensual  Blason de Bourgogne Crémant de Bourgogne Brut ($22.95 CAD).  Both a sparkling rosé, decidedly feminine and an excellent value.  Now let’s travel a little further north to Champagne for a Blanc de Blancs that – at this price point really can’t be beat.

Wine stuff:  Blanc de Blancs are champagnes made from white grape varietals only, in this case chardonnay, which loves the cool climate of the Champagne region.  Unlike Blanc de Noir; a white champagne made from the juice of black skinned grapes like Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.

Retailing at $37.25 (CAD) G. Gruet & Fils Blanc de Blancs Brute Champagne might be on the bottom of the shelf as far as price goes, but it offers more than your typical budget friendly bubbly.  A bouquet of crisp apple and pear with hints of minerality so often associated with this grape and a picture perfect effervescence, boiling and rolling in your glass like a true champagne should.  It goes down smooth and easy.

Refreshing and light, there’s a reason this wine is seeing a spike in popularity and being donned with the occasional gold metal.  My pick for a true champagne experience that leaves you with funds enough to indulge in lobster this Valentine’s Day.  G. Gruet & Fils Blanc de Blancs Brute Champagne, Gypsy Scorecard: 88/100.

Pair with a baked brie finished with maple syrup & walnuts, honey garlic baby back ribs, herb roasted chicken, or a gooey bourbon sweet potato pie.  Or nothing at all… and I do mean… nothing, at all.  Drink naked.  What you do after that, is up to you.

Happy Valentines Day.

G. Gruet & Fils Blanc de Blancs Brute, glass - Food Gypsy

Cooking in her home kitchen just outside Ottawa, Canada; Cori Horton is a food photographer and recipe blogger. A Cordon Bleu-trained Chef, Cori spent five years as the owner of Nova Scotia's Dragonfly Inn and has been sharing all things delicious - right here - since 2010.

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