As a special birthday treat my dad sent me a bottle of Krug Grande Cuvee Champagne. I gathered the girls prior to my birthday dinner at Jeffrey's Grocery for some tasty apps and bubbles to get the party started!
|Perfect tiny bubbles!|
What's really cool is you can visit the Krug website and type in your "Krug ID". Each bottle has a particular ID number that tells you the story of your particular bottle. This particular Cuvee was a blend of 134 different wines from 12 different vintages ranging from 1990-2005, it's amazing the amount of care and craft that goes into this wine, but it shows! My dad's favorite word to use is "elegant" and I think that sums up Krug perfectly.
We paired the champagne with two cheeses from Murray's - a cow's milk quadrello di' bufallo and a goat's milk chevre. The richness from the fat in the cheese paired perfectly with the bright, crisp bubbles. I threw in some dried figs and strawberries to round out the pairing.
The perfect start to the night - more birthday weekend updates to come!
Wine: Krug Grande Cuvee Champagne
Purchased: Present from Dad
Price: $199 retail
Would buy again: Yes, special occasions only obviously!