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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

NYE Wine . . . .

Posted By on Wed, Jan 2, 2008 at 8:09 PM

After a fabulous New Year's Eve feast at Galatoire's....most of our group went on to other parties while we stayed in the Quarter to welcome the New Year. As we awaited the countdown to 2008 and ensuing fireworks, we decided to pop one of the two celebratory bottles we hauled up to our viewing spot atop a French Quarter building. We brought two 1995 (an excellent year!)Champagnes, a Perrier Jouet and Veuve Cliquot. Both were seriously cooked... no saving those babies... so the race was on to grab a cold, non-vintage Brut Champagne for the midnight toast! Tim dashed off and returned with a lovely "fresh" Mumm Cordon Rouge! Although I was hopeful the vintageChampagnes would still be in good order, because every pre-Katrina Champagne we've opened in the past two years --- including several 1979 Heidsieck Monopole Magnums were fine, I knew our luck had to run out at some point! I wonder what other readers chose for their New Year's Eve toasts.....


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