‘Tis The Season To Drink Bolli! Fizz Friday Holiday Edition

Bollinger Special Cuvee

My bubbly lovers–hello, darlings! I hope this holiday season is going swimmingly for you so far. Indeed, ’tis actually been going swimmingly for me as I’ve been happily up to my ears and doing the breast stroke in champagne!

Winetastic tasting (set up) resized

As you may know, last week I attended the first of several champagne tasting events that are typically held every December in anticipation of the celebratory spirit of the season. It was the biggest of the tastings I’ll attend this month {40 sparklers} and, being the committed trooper that I am, I tasted every. Single. One. Rumor has it that a couple of them actually got sipped more than once, but I shall neither confirm nor deny said rumor.

Winetastic Collage

Here is the list of bubbles consumed that evening:

  1. Besserat de Bellefon Brut
  2. Billecart Salmon Rosé
  3. Billecart Salmon Brut Reserve
  4. Bollinger Brut Special Cuvée
  5. Bollinger 2004 Grand Anne
  6. Bruno Paillard Brut
  7. Bruno Paillard Brut Rosé
  8. Carrel Brut Savoie**
  9. Charles Heidseick Brut
  10. Charles Heidseick Brut Rosé
  11. Codorniu “Anna” Brut**
  12. Codorniu “Anna” Rosé**
  13. Comte de Galleran**
  14. Contratto Millesimato**
  15. Gerard Betrand Cuvée
  16. Heidsieck Monopole Blue Top
  17. Lamiable Les Meslaines
  18. Les Menil Grand Cru Blanc de Blanc
  19. Les Mesnil Grand Cru Sublime Rosé
  20. Les Mesnil Grand Cru Brut Prestige Mellesime 2005
  21. Les Mesnil Grand Cru Blanc de Blanc 2007
  22. Luc Bellaire Rare Rosé
  23. Paul Goerg Brut Reserve
  24. Paul Goerg Blanc de Blanc
  25. Paul Goerg Vrut Vintage 2005
  26. Paul Goerg Rosé
  27. Perrier Jouet Nuit Blanche
  28. Piper Sonoma Blanc de Blanc**
  29. Piper-Heidsieck Brut Cuvée
  30. Pol Roger Brut
  31. Pol Roger Blanc de Blanc
  32. Pommery Brut Royale
  33. Ruinart Bland de Blanc
  34. Scharffenberger Brut Excellence**
  35. Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc**
  36. Schramsberg Blanc de Noir**
  37. Taittinger Brut 
  38. Taittinger Millésime 2006
  39. Taittinger Nocturne
**denotes non-champagne sparkling wines
How everything starts looking after you try drinking 40 bubblys.

How everything starts looking after you try drinking 40 bubblys.

Those bubbly that have a hyperlink are those that I’ve done tasting notes on over on Instagram and here on the blog. I’ll be doing additional tasting notes on more of the sparklers on the tasting list, but the only way to keep up with all of my champagne sipping shenanigans is to make sure you’re following my Instagram feed!

And remember, this is is just the first of my December tastings–so there are lots more recommendations in store. After all, “Tis the season to drink Bolli” {and a gaggle of other sparklers, too} so I hope you can keep up with me!