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    13 Champagnes for lunch

    posted by Mike Tommasi

    Sunday 7 September Cathy and I got together with 18 friends for lunch around the theme of Champagne, each couple had to bring something they thought could pair up with well bred bubbles, and I would then determine the food-wine pairings. 13 wines were served, many biodynamic, all top names spanning just about all the best terroirs of the appellation, including the famous Chardonnays from Cramant, Le Mesnil, Avize and the Pinot Noirs from A and Ambonnay. They were chosen by my friend Pierre Yves Cainjo, an international prize winning Champagne taster who runs an incredible wine store,  Le Cercle Champenois. Diebolt-Vallois: Blanc de Blancs Prestige (Cramant, Cte des Blancs), 100% chardonnay 2/3 vinified in wood, with foie gras on grilled spicy shortbread with my home made...