Some practical advice for holiday bubbly: Simonnet-Febvre Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Rose

Good Bubbly

I drink more bubbly than I should. For me there is no better reason to pop a cork off a sparkling wine than “hey, what a nice afternoon!” *pop!* So why wait until the holidays? I guess I’m unusual since most of the population does wait for the holidays or super-special occasions to drink some bubbly. So in the spirit of the holidays I’ll give you some practical advice and suggest a real winner choice for your coming celebrations: Simonnet-Febvre Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Rosé. Yes, it is not true Champagne, as it comes from just south of the Champagne province in the Chablis region of Burgundy. It is also non-vintage. What you have here is a recipe for greatness at a price… a very reasonable price! You can find this one at your local wine shop for about $22-$30

The secret spice to get it over the top? Buy it from The Accidental Wine Company! They specialize in selling wines at a steep discount due to small amounts of damage, usually to the labels. Here is an example of said damage:


Yes. $17. A 20+% discount over retail. Seventeen bucks for what your friends will taste as a world-class bubbly. I bring this wine to pretty much every party or special event I attend and it meets with universal approval and acclaim. It is not overly sweet, and takes people by surprise when they first taste it. Seeing a “pink champagne” they assume it will be sickly-sweet. Instead this wine is a dry pinot noir with bubbles. It has that flinty quality of wines from Chablis, and pairs well with many types of food. Plus it makes any event a special one.


I buy this stuff by the case when it is available and keep it chilled in a fridge in my basement. You should too.

You must be logged in to post a comment.