Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Good Valentines Day Champagne Deals

Here are a few supermarket deals on at the moment which caught my eye. Buy one for Valentines and one for the cupboard.

Lanson Rose Brut NV £17.40 in Tescos - light with red berry fruits, this is a good partner for all the chocolates you will be gorging on! Don't be put off by the hidious limited edition bottle.

Nicholas Feuillate NV £14 in Morrisons (£14.49 in Tescos) - One of my favourites out of the more reasonably priced champagne houses. The tangy green apple flavours are nicely balanced by the trademark yeasty notes.

Taittinger Brut Reserve NV £23.32 in Sainsburys - Though Taittinger has devalued over the passed year or so, the liquid in the bottle is still great. Taittinger, traditionally, has a high proportion of Chardonney in the blend which gives it a lovely perfume and a light, elegant nature. This is perfect to get your juices flowing before the big meal.


Friday, 4 February 2011

Lanson £14.74 at Sainsburys until the 8th February!

With Valentines day around the corner now is a good time to keep an eye out for some tasty drinks deals in the supermarkets. This one from Sainsbury's is a good one to start us off.

Lanson is generally in the cheaper end of the Grand Marque champagne scale but it's not a champagne to be sniffed at. Lanson is one of the oldest champagne houses around and was founded back in 1760. Traditionally is very light and acidic in youth with heaps of mouthwatering, citrus flavours. This is due to it not going through malolactic fermentation like the majority of other big name champagnes. It makes it the ideal partner for simple fish dishes. Try it as a partner to oysters as well, they are a match made in heaven. The lemony flavours cut through the juicy oysters perfectly and leave your pallet cleans and refreshed.

It is worth mentioning that this is not the ideal champagne to drink on its own. The high acidity levels could leave you with terrible heart burn!