When I entertain, I love to start with a “Pommery” Champagne. Funny how people go to very expensive one, when there is a great, smooth and reasonable way to appreciate with a bottle of “Pommery brut royal”.
If you ever go to the Champagne region, you should stop at the Pommery house and visit the cellars. These Gallo-Roman chalk quarries will surprise you. They will reveal their winemaking secrets.
Pommery has the only vineyards, in the city itself.
I had the great luck to be invited once and during lunch, we tryed all their different bottles. Starting with the Brut Royal, The “Millésimé” with the main course and finishing lunch with the “Cuvée Louise”.
Carefull with alcool… But once in a while enjoy a good Champagne.