Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Springtime Rose Sparklers

As much as I adore Autumn, Spring is another season I eagerly anticipate. Last weekend as I wandered through the Farmers Market it was apparent from the scents and sights that Spring had indeed arrived. Vibrant green English peas, mint, artichokes,asparagus and sweet strawberries all led my mind to thoughts of a lovely Spring inspired brunch...and every brunch needs its share of Rose Champagne and bubbly! SO...below I have come up with some of my favourite Springtime sparklers:
NV Pommery, Springtime Brut Rose, Champagne, France...the perfect Champagne for Spring with it's pale, tender pink color, and bursts of red berries, kiwis and bright acidity!
NV Lucien Albrecht, Cremant d'Alsace Rose, France Strawberries, cranberries and cherries with a tangy industry favourite!
NV Chapel Down, English Rose Sparkling, Kent, England Try a delightful sparkling from across the pond...Fresh and crisp with notes of red berries and vanilla cream
NV Domaine Carneros, Brut Rose Cuvee de la Pompadour, Carneros, California From the domestic house for Tatittinger Champagne and named after the great courtesan and mistress of Louis XV,Madame Pompadour... beautifully roses, wild strawberries and white peaches
NV Freixenet, Cordon Rosado Brut Cava, Penendes, Spain One of the best values available...Cherries, raspberries and a whisper of watermelon with a long finish.

So to plan your own quick and easy brunch...Collect some tulips for your table, quiches full of fresh Spring vegetables, strawberries with a heaping bowl of cream and any one of these sparkling rose beauties! A toast to Spring!

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