Champagne

Champagne

Storing and serving champagne can be child’s play if you know the rules.  People commit a few cardinal sins with a bottle of bubbly, but they are easy to fix.

Temperature: Champagne should be served ice cold.  If you wrap a service towel snugly around the bottle, you can even put a bottle in the freezer for just a few minutes. The service towel will keep moisture from destroying the label.  Don’t leave it to long though, or the bottle may explode.

Glasses:  If you are serving cheap champagne, go ahead and use those skinny champagne glasses, and take advantage of the visual appeal.  If you’re serving something  better, opt for something more like a white wine glass.  The shape of a white wine glass better delivers the flavor of your champagne.

Pairing: Pair champagne with a tray of berries, soft cheese, and honey for an effortlessly elegant and delicious spread.