“I’m not going to be caught around here for any fool celebration. To hell with birthdays!” — Norman Rockwell
Whether you hate birthday celebrations, like Norman Rockwell, or feel like The Wine Harlot that the entire month month of August should be dedicated in tribute, Champagne is the ultimate birthday quaff. Champagne Lanson Rose Label Brut Rosé is an elegant blush Champagne, perfect for birthdays (or even just a melancholy Thursday) with an alluring salmon color and gentle flavors of raspberries. The bubbles are pin-point and abundant. Normally, this is where the food pairing goes, but today the perfect pairing is a birthday tiara. Tiara’s are hilarious, and who doesn’t want to feel like a princess on her birthday? Ok, a grown-ass-woman wearing a tiara in public screams “mentally imbalanced” and keeping the crazy inside is always recommended. But it is your birthday, so do whatever the hell you want, just know you won’t get laid wearing one, a road-tested tip from The Wine Harlot. The music match is “Birthday” from Sugarcubes from the album Life’s Too Good.
The details: 12% alcohol Traditional cork closure. Appellation: Champagne. Grapes: pinot noir 52% chardonnay 32%, petite meunier 15%. Actual retail: $50-60 USD. The Champagne was provided gratis as a media sample for editorial consideration.
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