The 21st Annual Champagne & Caviar by Liberty Wines Merchants took place at the Vancouver Rowing Club in Stanley Park. The event to benefit amateur sports in BC. Even though it was raining, lots of people came for an evening of bubbles of champagne, sparkling wine and caviar.
There was over 50 types of champagne from all over the world to try. Even a handful of local BC's best was there . Brut, white, rose and red sparkling filled the night!
Codorniu Anna de Codorniu Cava Brut: Blanc de Blancs combines vivaciousness, freshness and fruitiness. The bottle is a pretty white. This bottle from Spain D.O. Cava, in Lleida, gives the grapes optimum concentration, lower acidity, and fuller body and intensity.
There were four kinds of caviar for sampling. Unsalted crackers, green onions, and sour cream were used also thereto enhance the flavor of the fish eggs.
Canella Bellini: This delicious blend of two parts sparkling wine, one part white peach juice and a few drops of wild raspberry is the epitome of summer. This Italian varietal of Prosecco is from the Veneto regions. Do not stored this long to enjoy its well balanced fragrance (I don't think I would have a problem finishing this quickly)!
Okanagan Crush Pad: Another favorite for the evening was the Haywire The Bub with fermented and aged Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. This British Columbian Wine with vineyard in Oliver and Summerland, Okanagan, produces fresh, lively wine with warm bread aromas and a crisp green apple finish.
The Narrative XC Method on the other hand is dark with toasty. creamy notes with a medium bodied mouthfeel. FYI: XC is the roman numeral for 90, this wine lays in contact with the lees for a minimum of 90 days.
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