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21st-Jul-2010 11:05 am
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 Following on from yesterday's post, who woulda thunk Sillery was famous for champagne and sylabubs? Or that Sillery was once the name of the sparkling wine from the Champagne Region?

It's such a charming little town and yet doesn't even have postcards for sale in the Presse/Tabac. I might send this picture to the Halte Nautique  for them to use on postcards if they wish.

I bought some of the local Champagne house's champagne in the supermarket. Fresnet-Baudot is not my favourite type of champagne, having a larger % of pinot noir grape than chardonnay.

It was really nice to find the champagne in the supermarket. Local managers in France still have some control over purchasing, it seems.

My favourite is blanc de blancs, which is 100% chardonnay grape.  N. Potié, in Conde sur Marne, a hard day's cruise (about 25 minutes by car) from Sillery, makes a rather lovely blanc de blancs, a bottle of which is resting in the larder, waiting for an appropriate event.
21st-Jul-2010 03:15 pm (UTC)
Champagne - yummmm! :)
21st-Jul-2010 03:41 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, the cost of Champagne in France is no cheaper than it is in English supermarkets, even allowing for a better exchange rate than last year. Buying direct from the producer was marginally cheaper but I felt so mean buying just one (and a half) bottle when other people were buying cases.
21st-Jul-2010 04:09 pm (UTC)
Mmm champagne by the river! Perfect
21st-Jul-2010 05:22 pm (UTC)
With the right a accompaniament and not overly chilled.

Are you off to visit your family in France soon? Remind me where they are.
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