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Fit for a Queen

October 19 · Issue #3 · View online
demi & brut
Sip on This
Happy Global Champagne Day!
I’m celebrating with an at-home tasting with my husband. We’re sipping Henriot Brut Souverain, Louis Roederer Brut Premier and Piper-Heidsieck Rose Sauvage. We’re pairing those bubbles with Brie, Gouda, a yummy creamy seafood pasta dish, dark chocolate, almonds, strawberries and some other tasty bites. Calories. Calories. Calories.
In honor of the great traditions of champagne, I wanted to do a proper champagne service for my husband tonight. But I’m tired (whew chile, the week has been rough on me) and finding a champagne ice bucket and stand combination on Al Gore’s internet was not easy. I searched Amazon endlessly thinking I’d find something cute and inexpensive that would arrive in 2 days or less.
Amazon was not prepared for my last minute planning. I ended up ordering this. The good news is it’ll be here before Thanksgiving.
So please do picture me rolling up to my brother’s house on Turkey Day with my champagne stand in hand and setting it up in his dining room. And then imagine me schlepping it over to my in-laws house where they never serve a drop of holiday alcohol. (Keep me lifted in prayer.)
But alas, with no champagne stand in sight for the night, I’ll chill our champagne in a stainless steel ice bucket and we will survive. I did manage to upgrade our drink-ware. We typically use champagne flutes but I replaced them with crystal tulip-glasses to enhance the tasting experience. I cannot wait to pour and end the night with a little of this.
I'll Have What She's Having
As promised, here’s the new section of the newsletter where I introduce you to fellow bubbly lovers. This week, I had a chat with Janeen Simon.
She’s CEO of and co-host of the podcast Unwrapped. This Maryland-based mother of 2 also co-owns a multi-location behavioral health agency with her husband.
When she gets a moment to have a little sip, Janeen says:
My favorite bubbly is Dom Perignon! It has just the right blend of sweet and fizz!
Clink. Clink.
When Meghan bat her lashes and gave us this smize at her wedding, I knew she was a woman with a plan.
Ladies and gents, Meghan is having a baby and I’m clinking every glass in my house. One clink for Harry being Harry. Two clinks to the Queen for showing Meghan love. Three clinks for Meghan, a fellow champagne lover, for showing us how to make a plan and see it through. Four clinks for the baby I’m hoping they name something spicy. And last but certainly not least, five clinks for Meghan’s mom, Ms. Doria, because she birthed and raised a living legend.
And if you’d like to toast Meghan or yourself this weekend, grab a bottle of Prince Harry and Meghan’s official royal wedding champagnePol Roger Brut Réserve Non Vintage Champagne.
Who Said That?
Each week I feature a lyric that mentions champagne and I add the song to this demi & brut Spotify playlist.
Here’s this week’s lyric:
“Sipping on Dom Pérignon for no reason/Popping tags, upper echelon for no reason” Future (and Drake), Diamonds Dancing
Here’s what I’m…
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