Hey Thirsty Girls, can you believe the holidays are HERE? So what better time to kick off your heels (or flats or gym shoes) and join us for our final #TG Taste chat LIVE for 2012. And what better way to toast 2012 and welcome in 2013 than with a glass or two of bubbly!
You know the drill, simply log on to twitter, Wednesday, December 19th for the#TGTaste — sponsored by Domaine Ste Michelle wines.
What We’ll Be Tasting: Here are your tasting notes.
Brut Methode Champenoise Fact Sheet: Click to download a PDF Tasting Sheet.
Brut: The Brut is a blend of 88% Chardonnay and 12% Pinot Noir. It has a light citrus flavor and toasty finish that pairs well with French fries, artichoke or cheese dips, calamari and salty snacks.
Brut Rose Methode Champenois Face Sheet: Click to download a PDF Tasting Sheet.
Brut Rose: The Brut Rose is made of 100% Pinot Noir. It displays aromas and flavors of raspberries and strawberries and pairs well with fresh berries and melon and Asian cuisine.
A Bit More About Domaine Ste Michelle
About Domaine Ste. Michelle:
Domaine Ste. Michelle has crafted sparkling wines from premium grape varieties in Washington state’s Columbia Valley since 1978. Like the renowned Champagne district of France, the Columbia Valley benefits from a northerly latitude, (extra daylight hours and cool nights) producing grapes well-suited for sparkling wine. Each bottle of Domaine Ste. Michelle is crafted using the traditional méthode champenoise technique.
About Méthode Champenoise: Beware geek speak ahead
Méthode champenoise is the traditional technique of making Champagne and sparkling wine. It requires a secondary fermentation in the bottle, which produces the delicate bubbles that make the wine sparkle.
The secondary fermentation is accomplished by adding a mixture of sugar and yeast, called liqueur de triage to the still wine. It is then bottled and capped (with what looks like a beer bottle cap) and laid down to begin the secondary fermentation. The resulting carbon dioxide stays in the bottle, giving the wine those famous bubbles.
It is at the end of this process that the cap is removed and replaced with the familiar cork and wire cage.
Worth Twice the Price: Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut & Brut Rose
Priced at $12, the Brut and Brut Rose are often recognized as Best Value wines – offering great quality at an affordable price. At these prices, you can afford to serve nicer appetizers
New to a #TGTaste or live Twitter Chat?
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Cheers to our amazing community of TG Tasters, and the women who run our TG Tastes, Janet and Kimberly! Happy Holidays ladies.
TG Taste is a sponsored program. Wineries/companies pay a fee to Thirsty Girl LLC and each company legally sends product samples to the majority of bloggers/writers. There is no guarantee of positive comments by the tasters during the hour-long twitter taste. The opinions of the bloggers are their own and the conversation is moderated by Thirsty Girl staff. Anyone may join in and express their views on the wines.
Missed our last few #TGTaste’s?
Here’s a re-cap:
- #TGTaste of 2012 with Chocolate Shop Wines
- #TGTaste with Chateau Ste. Michele, April 2012
- Villa Maria #TGTaste, May 2012
- You Bet Shiraz- Peter Lehmann Barossa Shiraz Wine
- Croft Pink Port
- Ghiradelli Intense Dark Chocolate
Thanks for playing with Thirsty Girl on our fun #TGTastes. Please drink responsibly.