The first of three rose champagnes at the Valentine tasting at Reserva y Cata. I know very little about rose champagne so was looking forward to this, but was disappointed to see Moet & Chandon as the first choice. It is probably the best known brand in the UK and it's standard champagne, whilst perfectly … Continue reading Moet & Chandon Rose Imperial
Before we were put into lockdown I went to a lovely Champagne tasting at Reserva y Cata. This wine shop is based in central Madrid just off Paseo de Recolectos. It sells a range of both Spanish and International wines. It also has a small bar area and a table for wine tastings. I had … Continue reading Reserva y Cata
Located on Glorieta de Pintor Sorolla in Madrid Bar La Espumosa has become a post lockdown favourite. Firstly because it's a champagne bar and we wanted to celebrate our freedom. Secondly because it has a large Terraza that allows social distancing even for groups. The food is pretty good as well. Everything is made with … Continue reading Bar La Espumosa
This is La Espumosa Bar's house champagne which you can purchase by the glass for 7€. It is part of the Nicolas Feuillatte Essential range of champagnes which are designed to be accessible to the mass market. The Centre Vinicole – Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte (CV-CNF) is the oldest union of producers of champagne. It comprises … Continue reading Nicolas Feuillatte Selection Brut
One of the first things I did once we were let out of lockdown was head down to La Espumosa Champagne Bar with a friend and order a bottle of this stuff. Check in later this week when I will write up about the bar. But first the champagne. I couldn't find a website for … Continue reading Bonnaire Variance Blanc de Blanc
In honour of our return to The Honest Wine Drinker I hereby declare this Champagne week. Possibly even Champagne Fortnight given how much of the stuff me and my mates have drunk celebrating the return of our freedoms (long may that continue!) I'm sure you are all well versed in the bubbly stuff but just … Continue reading Champagne Week
You may have noticed my absence over the last month and a half. To be honest I found writing this blog during quarantine seriously hard work. I'm a social drinker and trying wines at home by myself just doesn't have the same buzz. Besides I usually write my posts whilst sat in a cafe enjoying … Continue reading I’m Back!