Platinum, Points and Happy New Year
No exit from the old year and into the new would be complete without Champagne to accompany the transition and festivities. There’s nothing like watching a steady stream of pin-point bubbles rise to the surface of your preferred style of glass – flute, coupe or high end stemware – as the clock ticks toward midnight. Champagne House Boizel, located on the avenue du Champagne in the town of Epernay, one of the epicentres of this famous fizz, was established in 1834. Deep below ground level, in a labyrinth of tunnels, their cuvées, blends of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier rest undisturbed in the dark. Their house style is one of utilizing a much higher thirty percent of reserve wines in the blend than is usually the case. Only first press juice is used. It is no surprise that the UK-based Decanter 2020 World Wine Awards accorded Boizel’s Brut Réserve non vintage the Platinum award, their highest honour and scored it 97 points. And the price is right at $64.95. So rush to your nearest LCBO retail store as quantities are limited. Enjoy on its own or with oysters, lobster, crab or lighter finger foods. Cheers and Happy New Year!!!!!