To my mentors on wines: Jean Ruzterholz and Harold Toussaint

Champagne Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label**


Positive: Very consistent Champagne and yes, my favorite brand. Grande Dame***, the top Clicquot, is out of this world but so is the price. The Yellow Label is the best non vintage for quality versus price. Mireille Guiliano the president of the company is also an excellent food and wine writer.

Negatives:  I openly blame Edward De Nazelle for making me a passionate lover of Veuve Clicquot.



fusionchef 2003