Saturday, December 18, 2010

Q is for Quality Champagne

Hello my Dear Readers! I hope you're having a fabulous weekend so far! :) Today I am sharing another excerpt from the book The One Hundred by Nina Garcia..."A Guide To The Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own." It shares the A-Z staples each woman should have in her wardrobe, and today we are continuing on with the letter Q. :)

Q is for Quality Champagne (This is actually the only "Q" topic in the book.) :

Ms. Garcia writes:

"Mark Twain once said, *Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right." Maybe he didn't mean it as a style tip, but we can certainly take it as one, can't we? Champagne is the drink of celebration, and therefore, one should always have a bottle ready and waiting. It should be opened for big occasions, small occasions, or no occasion at all. Life is too short to save our best clothes or our best Champagne for big events. Drink up. No one can say no to bubbles."

My Favorites:

*Moët Hennessy: The company dates back to 1743 and was the Champagne of Napoleon and Jefferson and Queen Elizabeth. In 1987, it fashionably merged with Louis Vuitton. What a pair indeed!

*Moët Et Chandon's Dom Perignon: Named after the monk Dom Perignon, who is often erroneously credited with discovering Champagne. The story goes that he said, "Come quickly. I am dancing the stars." Apparently the story is false. However, it is a good quote (and a great Champagne).

"There comes a time in every woman's life when the only thing that helps is a glass of Champagne." --Bette Davis--

(All the information above is from the book)

And what would a great Champagne be without a beautiful glass to drink it from?

Like Ms. Garcia, do you also enjoy Champagne? If so, which is your favorite? Do you agree with her that it should be opened at any occasion (or lack there of)? Please do share! :)

Have a beautiful and blessed day! :)



  1. I buy the 4-packs of the mini bottles, so when I feel like having a glass (or two) for no real reason, I can indulge! Maybe I'll do that tonight...

  2. Thanks for the post, FFM!

    SallyO- the 4-pack mini is a great idea.

    My favorite is Veuve Clicquot- I love the orange label and it has a wonderful taste.

    I experimented with Champagne Chicken several years ago and concluded that the champagne was too delicate to have much taste in the dish. I liked the idea, however. What to do with leftover champagne....and why would there ever be leftover?

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  4. Those RL flutes are beautiful! The price is amazing. I remember when I thought our $30 wedding flutes were expensive. Well, they actually still seem indulgent to me.

    I have a long story from back in the day, which I won't ramble on about. The end result is that I learned how to drink cheap champagne. Not anything to brag about, but quite useful for some of the mimosas I've had. *lol*

  5. Oooh..I turn the big 3-0 this week and am definitely looking forward to celebrating with some bubbly!


  6. Thanks for stopping by to comment and share ladies! I really appreciate it! :)

    jiye: I hope you had a fantastic and very Happy Birthday! :)