TASTE Winter 2022-23

Bells will be Ringing Choosing the Perfect Wine I t’s the season of celebration, camaraderie and connectedness. That special time of the year when we indulge, convene and give. An exceptional bottle or two is always appreciated when we gather—be it in small groups or large. Sometimes, picking just the right one for an occasion can seem daunting, so we took some of the guesswork out of the equation for you and put together some suggestions that will ding, ding, ding , ring in the season perfectly. Cocktail Party One of the most social and customary receptions over the holidays, the cocktail party is also by far one of the most enjoyable gatherings of the season. It’s less formal than a dinner, and so easy to pop in and out of when you have additional plans. You also get to pick who to mingle with and what to nibble on, rather than being confined during a full-seated meal. Likewise, choosing a wine as lively as the conversation is certain to be is key. Our pick is the effervescent Bailly LaPierre Crémant de Bourgogne Réserve Brut , which is a blend of Burgundy’s four varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Aligoté and Gamay. It is an off-dry sparkling with a pretty nose of orchard fruits, spring flowers and honey and a buoyant and pristine palate. Cheers will be ringing while glasses are clinking!



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