Ok, this is our kind of holiday. This Friday, October 26th is the 3rd Annual Champagne Day, and while the event is technically focused on wines from the Champagne region of France, we think it's a great excuse to celebrate bubbly in general.
Basically, on Friday, October 26th, people from around the world will be sharing their bubbly photos, videos, and tasting notes with one another — like one big international party.
If you've never participated in a real-time social media event before, this is a perfect opportunity to start. Just post your bubbly-related thoughts on any social media site and be sure to add the #ChampagneDay hashtag, so sparkling wine lovers from around the world can share in your fun! (Note — Twitter-style hashtags now work on Facebook, too.)
The timing of Champagne Day is perfect because the winter holidays are just around the corner — a great time to think about which sparkling wines you'd like to have on hand for dinner parties, family gatherings, and midnight toasts.
Might we suggest J Cuvée 20 Brut as a great place to start? This lively sparkling wine has flavors of lemon zest, Fuji apples, and Bartlett pears and at $28 a bottle, it's a great value.
The exceptional 2003 Late Disgorged J Vintage Brut is another delicious choice and proof that patience has its rewards. This sparkling wine has warm aromas of toasted almond, caramel, and baked bread, followed by a sophisticated sequence of pear, citrus, and delicate cinnamon flavors.
Check out our other sparkling wines and mark your calendars for some bubbly fun!