When we talk about Christmas we talk about family, we talk about friends and we talk about food. But admit it; Christmas movies are just as important a part of the festive equation.
Champagne can seem a little tricky to pair with food, but it can actually be surprisingly simple. There are two basic ways; you should either pick a food that complements the texture of the Champagne, or a food that counters the wine’s acidity with it’s richness, allowing the bubbly to cut through it. Here are five ideas to get you started next time you need to celebrate and/or indulge.
This time around, our special comes recommended by Shanghai-based sommelier Simone Varrassi. We had a had a short chat with Simone about what he thinks makes this wine so particularly special, the unique story of the Poggio Nibbiale winery and how being a sommelier has changed the way he appreciates a bottle.