BIG WEDNESDAY: champagne magnums by the glass
mid-week magnums: large format champagne by the glass
poured 4pm - until we run out!
Why drink out of a magnum? Magnums are one and a half liters, twice a standard 750mL bottle. The reason magnum is the ideal format for enjoying your favorite bubble beverage has to do with the relationship between volume and oxidation. Wine corks are watertight but not airtight. They allow for the slow and steady passage of oxygen gas in and out of the bottles which contributes to the ageing of the wine. Magnums have twice the volume of a regular bottle but roughly the same diameter neck, which means that they age slower and more steadily. You can expect greater freshness from older vintages when drinking champagne from a magnum. Additionally, magnums are usually bottled first with the best barrel selection, so you’re likely to find better juice in there from the get go. Cheers!
March 6th: CLOSED
March 13: Lanson White Label Sec, $16/glass
Lanson was the first champagne house to be awarded the famous Royal Warrant as an official supplier to the court of England in 1900. The house is proud to be the official champagne of Wimbledon since 1977 and served at all Effervescence’s Wimbledon Parties! This unique and individual Champagne is designed to be partnered with garnishes such as mint, orange zest or raspberries. It’s the first Champagne in the world specifically designed for experimenting with aromas. Lanson White Label is straw yellow in color with lively fine bubbles and aromas of white flowers and tastes of summer pear punctuated by mineral notes on the finish. Their beautiful modern white bottle is a favorite for groups with palates of both dry and slightly sweet.
38% Chardonnay, 37% Pinot Noir ,25% Pinot Meunier
March 20: Aubry Brut NV, $17/glass
Aubry is a grower Champagne made by twin brothers Pierre and Phillippe, who are known for their original and unique bubbles. One reason for their uniqueness is they use no sugar in their dosage but use concentrated grape must instead. Another, is that they include the indigenous varieties, Arbanne, Petit Meslier and Fromanteau along with the traditional Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes in their wines. They lend this wine it’s signature complexity with notes of pickled ginger and green apple with some smokey mineral overlays. See if you can taste these unusual rare grapes in this Aubry blend!
55% Pinot Meunier, 25 % Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir, 5% Arbanne, Petit Meslier and Fromenteau
March 27: Delamotte Brut, $20/glass
Delamotte brut seeks to highlight the elegance and finesse of the Chardonnay grape in the prestigious vineyard Le Mesnil in the heart of the Côte des Blancs. Expect wonderful aromas of white flesh fruit, pear and ginger which overlie the elegant touch of minerality. Made of the same grapes and juice as the mythical Champagne Salon, which is produced only in the very best vintages (also available by the glass here at Effervescence!). These two houses share the same viticultural winemaking and management team. We need no excuse to open a bottle of Delamotte, so join us for a celebration in itself!
55% Chardonnay 35% Pinot Noir 10% Pinot Meunier
April 3: Laurent Perrier "La Cuvée", $19/glass
Founded in 1812, this house has been making beautifully finessed Champagnes for over two hundred years. The high proportion of Chardonnay in this blend gives it fresh aromatics. Pinot Noir provides structure and reserve wine adds depth and complexity. The wine finishes with bright acidity and a hint of nuttiness. All of this house’s Champagnes are suitable for vegans as no animal products are used in their production process. Often, fining agents such as egg whites, milk protein and gelatin are used but not listed on the label. Try Laurent Perrier "La Cuvée" to kickstart a party at Effervescence!
50% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier
April 10: Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve, $25/glass
Established in 1818, Billecart-Salmon is the longest continuously family run Champagne house in the region. Their time-honored house style is defined by early harvest to preserve freshness and acidity and a double cold settling process for clarity and finesse. Their entry level brut réserve is from all Grand Cru and Premier Cru sites. Billecart- Salmon highlights Pinot Meunier in their cuvées using almost 40% in this brut réserve. Expect a nose of ripe pear with some touches of fresh hay and a full melon and peach taste, finishing with a clean mouthfeel. Crystal (Effervescence’s owner) considers this cuvée a best pick!
40% Pinot Meunier 30% Chardonnay 30% Pinot Noir
April 17: Trouillard Brut Extra Selection, $16/glass
Maison Trouillard is a very old established Champagne house which was founded in 1896 by Lucien Trouillard. In 2006, they joined forces with the Gobillard family and continue to use the Trouillard name. With a light amber color and fine bubbles expect aromas of roasted hazelnuts and flavors of red fruits. The finish is long but dry. This wine is pressed from 15 different vineyards located in the Marne Valley, in the Aube. This is a great opportunity to taste a lessor known but well established Champagne house by the glass at Effervescence!
35% Pinot Noir, 35% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay
April 24: Gosset Grand Réserve, $23/glass
Founded in 1584 by Pierre Gosset in Aÿ, it is the oldest wine house in Champagne. Members of the family are still personally involved in the winemaking process and claim Gosset was once a favorite of the Kings and Queens of France. The house is known for it’s powerful and full-bodied style which lends itself to a sophistication by highlighting the flavor and nuances of their reserve wines. This cuvée is a faithful expression of the Gosset style. The color is bright and golden, the nose open and expressive and the palate is dominated by an expressive mineral tension. Go ahead an order a glass to pair with Chef Brenna and Chef Evan’s caviar duo...a perfect pairing!
43% Chardonnay, 42% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier