May 30, 2011 by Sushi Bird
Look at what a lucky girl I am!!! I was surprised on Friday with an extra special treat!
She: I bought you a random sparkling wine from the store.
Me: Oh, thanks.
She: Don’t you want to open the box and see what it is?
Me: *opens box* Oh. My. God.
This is not a random bottle. And she knows it is not a random bottle. This was a really nice surprise. Jacques Selosse is probably one of my favorite champagnes in the whole wide world. I have only had it a handful of times, because it has been really hard to come across (and well, hum, kind of pricey to be honest). I felt like the luckiest girl in the world. The taste was absolutely amazing, full and yeasty but yet crisp and clear. The color was a deep yellow and the bubbles were really fine.
She had put it in a Moet-box. I never drink Moet, but this box is really practical and pretty. It keeps the champagne chilled. Later that evening I had a bit of the Nikka 21 year pure malt. I am not a whisky drinker and never have been. I would like to get a bit more into it, but my problem is that once the alcohol goes over a certain percent I am not able to distinguish particular tastes, and a lot of hard liquor just taste similar to me. This one was good in my opinion though, it was easy to drink and smooth. Apart from that, I know nothing about it, and I know very little about how to taste whisky.
& this post is dedicated to my favorite San Fransisco brothers, Joseph (vinosseur.com) and Jonathan (emptywhiskyglass.wordpress.com). Joseph is crazy about wine (especially bio-dynamic/organic), and Jonathan is crazy about whisky. Their blogs are awesome if you are into wine, whisky and high quality alcoholic beverages. Take a look!