At 12 % Alcohol, the Multi-Vintage Champagne Billecart-Salmon scored 17+ Dionysian Points and cost about $45 for a 750ml bottle. Their Rose’ is a great Rose’.

This Champagne had loads of toast and good acid making it ideal as a starter. It had a fine bead that continued for well over an hour.

Serve with Olives and Salted Spanish Almonds prior to dinner.

It’s good to return to real Champagne once in a while after enjoying so many other sparkling wines; France does it so well. In Vino Veritas.