It’s always the right time to drink champagne
I don’t know about you, but I’m always in the mood for a little bubbly, and, thankfully, Perrier-Jouët has given me my fix for champagne! With its Pop Up in Pacific Place (here only until Sunday, 26 March!), Perrier-Jouët is launching the exclusive, limited edition of Blanc de Blancs. Every weekday from 5pm to 7pm – with a surprise champagne happy hour announced on the Pacific Place Facebook page – the first 50 attendees will snap up a complimentary glass of Blanc de Blancs (woop!).
Exclusive to Hong Kong’s champers scene, we couldn’t help but to learn more about Blanc de Blancs and our beloved glass of bubbly. We were lucky enough to speak with cellar master, Hervé Deschamps, to learn, among other things, if there’s ever a wrong time to drink champagne…
So, is there a wrong time to drink champagne?
No. It’s always [the right time] to drink champagne. It’s easy to drink, refreshing and you can enjoy it any time of day. (Phew!)
What is the best way to serve champagne?
Champagne should be chilled between 8 to 12 degrees Celcius, and served between 10 to 12 degrees Celcius. When it’s hot outside, pour only midway in the glass, and refill more often (um, no kidding!) In summer, I like to drink a rose because of its fruitiness and richness. In winter, Blanc de Blancs is the perfect bottle, although you can also drink it year round.
What’s your opinion of champagne cocktails?
With cocktails, you lose the wine part and create just a drink. I don’t like them because you can’t recognize the champagne in them. It’s better to use a sparkling wine instead. It’s also less expensive!
How much champagne should you have on hand when having guests over?
If it’s for a dinner party, you should have a minimum of three glasses per person. For a cocktail party, at least two glasses per person. (So, in other words, keep the bubbly flowing!)
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