Blason de Bourgnogne Crémant Rosé

Posted by on Feb 24, 2010 in Wine | 2 Comments

Books and BubblyCremant Rose and popcorn © Gary Allard All Rights Reserved

It all started five years ago. Amy suggested a few of us moms get together monthly for a book group. She'd already chosen our inaugural read, The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.

So it seemed fitting, a half-decade later, that we all cozied up in Monica's fabulous home theatre to watch the movie version starring Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana. Seems like many of the books we've shared have become Hollywood blockbusters, and finally—with a tongue-in-cheek superior air—the seven of us can actually say, "Oh, I read the book."

Monica, the gracious hostess that she is, prepared theatre-style popcorn on her stovetop. And I poured the bubbly: Blason de Bourgnogne Crémant Rosé.

Pink with flavors of berries, this dry sparkling wine is a festive accompaniment to popped corn—and the perfect girlie wine for a celebratory night in.

Sparkling Wine Info

Bottle    Blason de Bourgogne Crémant Rosé
Grape    Pinot Noir and Gamay
Year       N.V.
Region  Burgundy, France
Price     ~$11.00
Shop     Trader Joes
Food Pairing 
Appetizers, Chinese food, sushi, strawberries, popcorn

Crémant = Champagne Minus the Price Tag

A sparkling wine can only be called "Champagne" if it comes from the geographical location called Champagne, France.

Crémant comes from all other areas of France. Still elegant, still made from hand-picked grapes in the same tradition as Champagne–yet much easier on the wallet. Now, that's something to celebrate.

Popcorn and sparkling wine, you ask? I like to think that this pairing
is similar to each of the amazing women in my book group—Amy, Ann,
Christine, Kris, Laura, Monica, and I—unique and distinct, but somehow
a perfect fit.

Diane Timba
is a contributing writer at Thursday Happy Hour. Check out her
lifestyle wine column here on Wednesdays. What's your favorite non-Champagne sparkly?
Let Diane know in the comments below. Or chat with her on Facebook.



  1. Wendy
    February 25, 2010

    I want the book group and the wine. Is it sold together?

  2. Shelly
    February 25, 2010

    I know, I wish I could go to her book group, too! Popcorn and champagne? Yum. Great idea.


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