SHE Says: Happy New Year to you, our wine friends! I trust you can feel the change in the air. 2009 was a heavy year and 2010 feels lighter already. You’ve already had your New Year’s champagne no doubt, so I will just share a champagne story with you.
At least two friends have shared they received 1993 Dom Perignon as a gift, and had stored it away, waiting for a special occasion. One was stored in “perfect” conditions and another stored in imperfect conditions and you guessed it, both turned on them. Special occasions are indeed special and you want a special drink for them, but Ai, yai, yai! It’s SUNDAY! That’s special enough for me!
If you have a special champagne and you want to wait for a special occasion to drink it, you can wait — but don’t wait too long. With the best of temperature controlled storage, although Dom Perignon was a Benedictine monk, his eternal spirit can get impatient waiting for you to figure out that every day can be a special day! Look at the belly on that guy. He was drinking way more than you.
If you need justification to open that bottle, just send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org and I”ll help you come up with any number of excellent reasons to open that bottle for any day of the year. Deal? Deal.
HE Says: Ditto