Happy Halloween

We have had a couple of Halloween parties, where the Champagne took second place to some of the costumes and ingenuity of the attendees.  I remember that we were planning on our first party and I was working non stop to take an old suit and redo it as a pirate’s costume, and my Bride-to-be was going to go as Peter Pan, so I became Captain Hook from the Barrie classic story.

 

                                  

 

It also turned out that the department store, next to where I was working thought that they would have a Halloween party for the children and I was asked to join in, as a representative of our store.  Since I had the costume, why not?   Halloween is fun for children of all ages.

 

    

 

We ended up pouring several bottles of Champagne at our party.  We had Veuve Cliquot Ponsardin non-vintage in a demi-sec variety for the guest that preferred a sweeter glass of wine.  We also had Taittinger non-vintage in a brut variety for a more classic glass of wine.  The Champagne houses of Reims are more then happy and content to make non-vintage Champagnes because they can blend and make a consistent tasting product year after year.  It is only when they have an outstanding year that they declare a vintage.  We were not serving any vintage Champagnes at our party, but if you get a chance to try one from the major houses, you will find that your thoughts on Champagne may change.  Everyone time I have enjoyed a classic vintage I can’t get over how buttery and smooth the wine is.

                     

I am just including some more pictures from the party to show some of the creativity.  I hope you all have a safe and Happy Halloween with your family and friends.

 

 

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