A Bubbly Mid-Autumn

Cristal - Dom Perignon - Krug - Jacques Selosse

By Vivian Liang | September 18 2018

It’s almost that time of year again when families gather around, admire the full moon, and gorge ourselves on an untold number of local dishes from suckling pig to mooncakes!

Traditionally, drinking a Chinese spirit (baiju) and tea during the meal is the norm, however wine is becoming increasingly popular as the beverage of choice. Yet, selecting wines to pair with the dishes, which very often range from all sorts of stir-fried dishes to steamed seafood, is no easy task. If you are like me and don’t want to overcomplicate things, then Champagne is your best choice. Highly adaptable and with a huge variety of styles, Champagne can be a match to nearly all Chinese dishes and its freshness and acidity are the best dehumidifier of the season!

I have picked out a few special bottles from our list that I will be drinking this mid-autumn and wanted to share them with you. If you have a wine connoisseur in the family, serve him something special from the great Jacques Selosse. Anselme Selosse is a pioneer in the region, who crafts a Burgundian style of Champagne that is very much focused on the terroir of each plot, with the use of very little dosage. For someone who wants to be impressed, Dom Perignon is my answer with its iconic label, particularly with their limited release artist designed labels. For versatility when pairing with food, I think Krug Grande Cuvee is the perfect match with its fuller and richer style.

Do browse our selections and among them all, don’t forget our house Champagne - Sotheby’s Champagne Blanc de Blancs from R&L Legras. For me, this is the best value Blanc de Blancs Champagne available!