Adventure 103 ~ How To Be Like Dom Pérignon

champagneToday is a special adventure : it’s my birthday and I’m having a wee treat!

After tasting champagne for the very first time, Dom Pérignon is supposed to have exclaimed “Come quickly, I am tasting stars!” Whilst I have drunk champagne before, I am pretty certain that I have never been present enough to the experience to appreciate this exotic liquid’s stellar qualities. I learned from my chocolate-tasting, wine-tasting, whisky-tasting and coffee-tasting adventures that I really hadn’t tasted these substances properly before : I was tasting from a ghost of a memory rather than really smelling and really tasting what was actually in my hands.

So today, my adventure is going to be tasting champagne properly for the very first time! I did a bit of internet research about the champagne I am going to taste and found a fabulous site called The Champagne Toff. On this site, it offers notes about what a particular champagne looks like, smells like and tastes like. I’m going to be tasting the Lanson Black Label Non-Vintage champagne (supposedly a racy number with a lingering taste 🙂 ) to see if my experience matches the Champagne Toff’s notes. Will I be tasting stars?

You can watch how I get on here ~

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT

Adventure 46 ~ How To Taste Wine Like A Pro

Today I learn how to taste wine like a pro! I chose white wine today but I can already feel a red wine adventure beckoning. I realise that I’ve not really been tasting wine at all – up until today.

If you want to give this a go, I found this resource really helpful.

The video is a little longer than usual (there’s more to wine-tasting than meets the eye 😛 ) so you might just want to pour yourself a glass and join me!

I am just going outside and may be some time 🙂

JT