Fifty Shades of Grey - Wine, Cocktails and Recipes
You know you want it. The cocktails, that is. Cheers to the latest literary obsession.
Kate brings home a bottle of champagne to celebrate exams are over. A nice bottle of Piper Heidsieck Brut from Champagne, France is perfect; 92 PTS WINE SPECTATOR. Piper-Heidsieck Brut NV is firm and lightly toasty; offers ripe flavors of quince paste, candied orange peel, grilled nuts and ground ginger; fine balance; mouthwatering finish. #fiftyshadesofgrey
Dinner with the Grey's: A lovely Cab from Washington. Ch. Ste Michelle Cabernet Cold Creek, '08; 93 PTS, CELLAR SELECTION, WINE ENTHUSIAST. The '08 Ch Ste Michelle Cold Creek is perhaps the most ageworthy, perfectly structured Cabernet in the state; tight, dense, cassis-laden body. #fiftyshadesofgrey
Nothing but the best in the first class lounge. MOET & CHANDON IMPERIAL - 90 PTS WILFRED WONG. Pretty fine and quite alluring, the smooth and layered Moet & Chandon Imperial is an easy-drinking Champagne with fine fruitness; layered in the aftertaste. #fiftyshadesofgrey
Chablis. Perfectly paired with a Chicken Caesar Salad. Joseph Drouhin Chablis Domain Vaudon Chablis, France ‘09; 90 PTS WILFRED WONG. Surprisingly rich, the focused '09 Joseph Drouhin Chablis Domaine Vaudon delivers it all; some chalk, loads of ripe fruit and crisp acidity; frisky aftertaste. #fiftyshadesofgrey
A little bubbly to celebrate graduation and the new apartment for Kate and Ana. Compliments of Christian. Bollinger Special Cuvee Brut Champagne, France 93 PTS WINE SPECTATOR. The Bollinger Special Cuvee Brut, has a lovely balance; mineral and toast notes; flavors of quince, green pear, white peach and verbena; firm acidity. Served in a tea cup. #fiftyshadesofgrey
THE FIRST DATE - Jolivet Sancerre'10, from France Pascal Jolivet Sancerre, 10, 90 PTS WINE SPECTATOR. The '10 Jolivet Sancerre has a bony and mouthwatering style, with lots of flint framing the lime, chive and fleur de sel notes; shows great cut on the finish. #fiftyshadesofgrey