Oysters and Champagne are a classic pairing. The wine director of Ninety+ Cellars, Brett Vankoski, notes that the University of Copenhagen determined exactly what makes these two such a perfect match. The findings? Complementary umami flavors act “synergistically” to enhance the tasting experience. The addition of these easy, make ahead, noshing cheese puffs makes a dynamic trio perfect for New Years festivities. Pop the cork, shuck the bivalves, and serve the gougères straight from the oven. These little French treats may be made, frozen, and baked straight from the freezer. If anyone is home when these are baking, the smell wafting from the kitchen will induce bystander salivation--make extras and sip the bubbly even before the guests arrive.
Our perfect champagne for ringing in 2022 is a 92-point rated Magic Door La Cle de la Femme from 90 Plus Cellars. This French bottle featured on OprahMag.com in the Gifts for your Friend Who Lives for Wine O'Clock is a well-balanced and layered champagne with expressive aromas of apple and white pear along with more subtle notes of almond, buttered toast and baking spices.
In addition to its gorgeous pear colored liquid sparkle, the bottle's back printed message, "Walk with me if you please so I may dreamily bring to life like magic the things you imagine with closed eyes" delivers a perfectly timed sentiment for all our hopes and dreams for 2022.
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