Champagne wishes and caviar dreams: Boulder Burgundy Festival 2015 (day 1)

best caviar new yorkRemember the line from that show from the 1980s?

Champagne wishes and caviar dreams.

I remember watching that show when I was a kid and wondering what champagne and caviar tasted like and why they evoked the notions of elusive luxury.

Last night, Tracie P and I joyfully attended the opening event of the Boulder Burgundy Festival, where I’m working this weekend as the gathering’s official blogger and social media manager.

As we munched on Petrossian caviar and sipped a fantastic flight of Champagnes, I couldn’t help but wonder how we got here — a struggling-to-get-ahead middle-class couple like us.

bereche et fils champagne priceI was super geeked to taste the Bérêche Champagne (second from left).

It’s emerged as one of the more in-demand grower Champagnes recently. From what I’ve read about the estate, the wines are organically farmed and made using old-school methods (like cork seals for lees aging instead of crown cap).

I loved the balance of fruit and minerality in the wines and from what I understand, the price lands in that sweet spot for special occasion wines in our bourgeois home (around $50).

Great wine and a great time last night.

Today, I’ll be attending the Burgundy values lunch and the Guild of Sommeliers Old and Rare seminar. Tonight, it’s the Domaine Dujac vertical dinner with the staff from the Little Nell.

It’s nice work if you can get it… You can follow my posts for the festival here.

Stay tuned. More to come.

And thank you nanna and pawpaw for taking such good care of the girls while their mommy and I are away!

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