It’s International Champagne next Friday, hooray! There are plenty of reasons to drink this favourite bubbly - promotions, weddings, birthdays - the list goes on. But you don’t need a celebration to drink champagne. In fact, adding champagne to something makes it a celebration!!! To commemorate this day, we want to share our favourite reasons to drink champagne on any day!
1. The Cuvée
It’s all about the Cuvée. The Cuvée is a champagne’s blend - mostly consisting of aged wines from vineyards throughout the Champagne region. This is the reason why champagne provides the most elaborate taste sensation, the Cuvée is a combination of the strengths of each vineyard.
2. Champagne is a mood booster
Feel a bit airy after a sip of champagne? That’s because of the magnesium, potassium and zinc it contains.
3. It has few calories
Champagne contains fewer calories than both red and white wine. It contains about 10 fewer calories per serving than non-sparkling wine and typically comes in a smaller serving size, making it a healthier choice.
4. Can be paired with any dish
Whether you’re in the mood for meat, fish or dessert, champagne pairs well with pretty much any dish. Of course you can also enjoy it with the classic caviar or oysters if you really are in a fancy mood, too.
5. It can improve your health
Yes, you read that right! Champagne (like red and white wine), can be good for your heart. It contains both red and white grapes, having the same antioxidants which help prevent damage to blood vessels, reduce bad cholesterol and prevent blood clots. This lowers the risk of heart illnesses and strokes. It can also keep your memory sharp! Researchers have claimed that certain proteins within champagne are beneficial for short term memory and can help prevent early onset dementia. Of course, the key to all of this is to drink in moderation.
In the mood for some champagne now? The Van Loveren Christina Methode Cap Classique Brut Vintage is the perfect bottle - a well-balanced Methode Cap Classique (MCC) wine with upfront lime and citrus flavours, and soft refined bubbles. A blend of Chardonnay for its finesse and ageing ability and Pinot Noir for body and fruit. Enjoy as an aperitif or with fresh Oysters, but we love it with Sushi, fresh Strawberries or any Seafood or Fruit-based dishes.