Popping And Breaking Corks For Wine Wednesday. There is something about the holidays that often causes you to throw caution to the wind. For instance when shopping, should I spend that extra money on a gift for my beloved? Sure why not. Oh heck, why not splurge on myself as well.
And at that holiday party. I really shouldn’t have a second or third, cookie or drink. But it’s the holidays, why not. I tend to get that way with wine. Want to pull a cork? Let’s do it! I have a good sized wine collection and I like to open bottles more than normal when people are in the for the holidays. Sometimes I forget about things tucked in the back of the wine cooler. Things that should not age as long as they have. For others, the fact that I forgot, and let them sit, is brilliant. Those are the wines that get better with age.
Popping corks for Wine Wednesday
I love all things that sparkle. Bubbles. It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is. However, over the holidays, sparkling wine and Champagne rule. I pulled this bottle of Juve & Camps Gran Reserva Cava for a Christmas party and it was gone before I knew it.
A good idea when you bring wine to a party that you want to drink and it to the host and say let’s open this. If you want the host to keep it, put it in a bag and have them tuck it away, put it on the gift table or under the tree.
Juve & Camps has been making wine for more than 200 years in Spain and the cava, or sparkling wine is great. The Reserva de la Familia is one you’ll most often find and it’s $23. This one, the 2015 Gran Reserva, is the top of the line. It had flavors of nectarine and apple and it was delicious and the bottle is festive. It’s in the $60 price range.
Popping And Breaking Corks For Wine Wednesday. It wasn’t all good. Yes, several corks actually broke. But in the end, good ruled. Don’t wait for that special occasion to open your wine, It might not last that long. To me, almost every day we are alive is a special occasion. Here are a few of my hits and misses.