Bubbles Round Up 5: Salad Sipping

In the wake of what most people call “The Holidays,” (and what I call Excessive Carb Days) I’m slimming down the Bubbles Round Up. By which I mean pairing with salads, not skimping on the vino. Tonight, my glass bubbled over with Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut.

I received this bottle as a part of Thirsty Girl’s monthly #TGTaste event which was held last week, but I didn’t have enough mouths to put the sparkler to good use so I’ve just opened it.


Sitting on my couch, checking out my now-dying tree and munching salad this wine provided a fantastic fruity accompaniment. I sipped it with an Asian-inspired tuna salad–and the apple and pear notes on the wine were delicious alongside pickled ginger and sesame seeds in the crisp lettuce mix.

Made in the traditional French style, or Methode Champenoise, Domaine Ste. Michelle makes the Brut from a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes from Washington’s chilly Columbia Valley.

In essence, the Brut was Welch’s Sparkling Cider with 11.3% alcohol–innocent and fruity, and redolent with aromas of New Year’s Eve at the Kiddie table.


  • December 28, 2012
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