5 Great ‘First Date’ Champagnes for Romance
22nd October 2019
Just the word Champagne will itself set the mind racing full of positive and joyous thoughts. It is the sparkling wine that is right up your street when it comes to thoughts of romance and seduction, when we wish to discover l’amour then Champagne has all the boxes ticked.
The famous French sparkling wine that is loved the world over, Champagne can offer lovers many benefits such as seduction, health & beauty and has even been suggested that it is the perfect aphrodisiac. One of my most popular posts on LinkedIn focuses on Champagne & Romance: 5 Reasons why Champagne is so connected with Romance.
At Glass of Bubbly, we see that romance and Champagne / sparkling wine are very closely connected so much so that we created a category, trophy and medals dedicated to how well a wine is suited for a first date. Picturing that nervous first date and with an exciting romantic dinner we need to bring along the perfect bubbles too, a wine that is both easy to drink and enjoy yet has that flavour to light up the eyes and get the romantic conversations and mood flowing. First Date category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards: “The perfect wine to accompany that first date. Nothing too complex and not necessarily a wine that needs to pair with exact foods.”
With romance and bubbles in mind, I wanted to taste over some of our previous winning Champagne labels that took home a medal in our First Date category:
Champagne Royal Riviera – Champagne Royal Riviera (Gold Medal First Date Category 2019) – Tasting Notes: “Delicate and elegant citrus / yeasty / hay / green fruits / baking apple flavours.”
To find out more visit the official Champagne Royal Riviera website.
Champagne Bernard Lonclas – Blanc de Blanc Extra Brut – France (Silver Medal First Date Category 2019) – Tasting notes: “White floral, pear, red apples and bruised apple on the nose. Crisp apple flavours with hints of zesty green fruits in the length.”
To find out more visit the official Champagne Bernard Lonclas website.
Champagne Duval-Leroy – Prestige Extra-Brut – France (Silver Medal First Date Category 2019) – Tasting notes: “Most enjoyable glass of bubbly, nose is relaxed apple, yeast and distant marzipan. Fizzy and alive with yellow fruits and citrus flavours.”
To find out more visit the official Champagne Duval-Leroy website.
Champagne Faniel et Fils – Perlane Rosé – France (Silver Medal First Date Category 2018) – Tasting notes: “Light and refreshing summer berry fruit taste – Easy to drink and well worth a try!”
To find out more visit the official Champagne Faniel et Fils website.
Champagne Château de Boursault – Rosé de Saignée (Bronze Medal First Date Category 2017) – Tasting notes: “Immensely enjoyed. Sat with Michael Edwards, Champagne author / Honorary Judge at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards, and shared this bottle. Smooth and not at all dry or tannins, great length tempting you to take another sip. Fine and gentle red fruit flavours.”
To find out more visit the official Champagne Château de Boursault website.
Co-founder of Glass of Bubbly. Journalist and author focused on Champagne & Sparkling Wines and pairing them with foods.