“Intense love does not measure, it just gives.” — Mother Teresa
Wine Harlots have intense love for Champagne A.R. Lenoble Brut Intense. This sparkler is lovely with notes of apple, pear and a hint of nectarine with a toasty finish. What to pair with Champagne? Bubbles work with most anything in the Wine Harlots opinion, so test out your favorite dish with sparkling wine. Wine Folly has ten terrific suggestions, but for today, the perfect pairing is Fried Chicken. The high/low combination is sublime and a little quirky, the acid in the Champagne cuts cleanly through the crispy fried chicken. In the dog-days of summer, no one will judge if you grab take out, but here’s the secret recipe for Ad Hoc’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken. The music match is “Good Intentions” from Fisher from the album Uppers & Downers.
The details: Alcohol 12%. Traditional cork closure. Appellation: Champagne. Grapes: chardonnay 40%, pinot noir 30%, pinot meunier 30%. Suggested retail: $47 USD. Importer: Cognac One. The Champagne was a media sample for editorial consideration.
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