Good friends, Cliff & Katie, brought over a bottle of Limited Edition Chandon California Blanc de Noirs sparkling wine and a bottle of Lamarca Prosecco last weekend. We got busy liberating reds from the wine frig and neglected to pop the cork on the sparklings.
If you have not yet seen the Limited Edition of the Chandon California Blanc de Noirs and you fancy anything nautical, google it now or call your local wine shoppe to see if they can save you a bottle or three*. Delaynie and I admired a magazine photo of this Limited Edition Chandon while in a medical office, so we were very excited to have one land in our very own refrigerator.
Monday evening came along, the last Delaynie will be home for a while — sadly and happily and proudly on our end, she is returning to UC for her final year. Oddly, though California is enduring a record drought, many of our recent summer days have been humid and cloudy and Ohio-like. (We left Ohio for its humidity and cloudiness — oh, and the miserable, bone-wrenching cold of dirty-snow winters. Sorry, Ohio, though I miss your greenness and your concord grapes.) Monday was one of these days; the weather and sky reflected my inner bereftness, the empty nest coming again. So, what is one to do to escape grayness? Pop open that bubbly goodness, sunshine in a bottle, sparkles on the tongue. Yeah, you understand. Hello, happiness a la Chandon.
The Chandon California Blanc de Noirs is light berries & spice on the tongue, not quite sweet, not too brut, playful and engaging. Just what this dreary day needed to lighten it up. So how else did we improve our mood? We cued up The Purge. Nothing like dystopian dysfunction and sparkling wine to chase away the blues.
* If you are a Delta Gamma, like Sarah, you may want a case or three.
About the Author: Judi never does anything short, be it children (even at 5' 10", all 3 kids outgrew her), a voicemail message, a menu for family & friends, a day of visiting wineries, or a wine pour. Especially the latter; wine glasses are large for a reason! Her daughter-in-laws and their friends have a measure called The Judi-Pour. That means we have blessedly good relationships, 'cuz her name could be attached to worse. Sparkling wines are my go-to, but there is always a time for a peppery Pinot Noir or a crisp Pinot Grigio. Or a chill Sauvignon Blanc poolside or a toasty Cab in hand while playing bocce or a frizzante after work or.....