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Bollinger Rosé Champagne NV

by Nannette Eaton on August 15, 2011

“I drink it when I’m happy and when I’m sad.  Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone.  When I have company I consider it obligatory.  I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am.  Otherwise, I never touch it – unless I’m thirsty.”  —  Lily Bollinger

“I’m thirsty!”  —  Wine Harlot


The Wine Harlot is often thirsty. Not so often do we get to indulge in Champagne (Lily was so lucky!) but when we do, we go all-out. The Bollinger Rosé Champagne NV is a beautiful bottle to pour, a coppery-gold liquid with tiny bubbles. The flavor is fresh raspberries and those tiny French strawberries with a toasty finish. The perfect pairing is Ben Ford of Ford’s Filling Station’s Lobster BLT paired with Duck Fat French Fries with Rosemary, Maldon Salt, & Truffle Oil. The high/low pairing can’t be beat. The music match is “Champagne Supernova” from Oasis, from the album, What’s the Story, Morning Glory?

The: 12% alcohol. Appellation:Champagne. Varitals: pinot noir 62%, chardonnay 24%, pinot meunier 14%. Suggested retail: $100 USD. Actual retail ranges from about $80-110. Imported by Terlato Wines International. This was a media sample generously provided by Terlato.