We have had a couple of Halloween parties, where the Champagne took second place to some of the costumes and ingenuity of the attendees. I remember that we were planning on our first party and I was working non stop to take an old suit and redo it as a pirate’s costume, and my Bride-to-be was going to go as Peter Pan, so I became Captain Hook from the Barrie classic story.
It also turned out that the department store, next to where I was working thought that they would have a Halloween party for the children and I was asked to join in, as a representative of our store. Since I had the costume, why not? Halloween is fun for children of all ages.
We ended up pouring several bottles of Champagne at our party. We had Veuve Cliquot Ponsardin non-vintage in a demi-sec variety for the guest that preferred a sweeter glass of wine. We also had Taittinger non-vintage in a brut variety for a more classic glass of wine. The Champagne houses of Reims are more then happy and content to make non-vintage Champagnes because they can blend and make a consistent tasting product year after year. It is only when they have an outstanding year that they declare a vintage. We were not serving any vintage Champagnes at our party, but if you get a chance to try one from the major houses, you will find that your thoughts on Champagne may change. Everyone time I have enjoyed a classic vintage I can’t get over how buttery and smooth the wine is.
I am just including some more pictures from the party to show some of the creativity. I hope you all have a safe and Happy Halloween with your family and friends.