Saturday, December 22, 2012


My birthday was yesterday. It wasn't what they call a "milestone" birthday, but I think that any birthday over 50 is a milestone. At any rate, I celebrated as I usually do. Starting off with a nice bottle of Champagne.

A premier cru blanc de blancs. Blanc de blancs means that it's pure chardonnay. Yum.

This bottle is one we got just over a year ago when we went up to Champagne for a week with our friend Cheryl. We had a good time tasting (that's a euphemism for drinking) many different Champagnes. This winery turned out to be one of my favorites. It's not as pricey as some Champagnes can be, and it's mighty good.

We're thinking of going back to get some more, or at least ordering some from the winery. We're on their mailing list now.


  1. Yummy...Blanc de blancs just happens to be my favourite morning champers! You obviously had a great day despite your great age!


  2. Happy Birthday for yesterday. It sounds like you had an excellent day :-)!

  3. Nothing says celebration like champagne.

    You didn't have to go very far away (alphabetically) to find this champagne.

  4. bonne annee! hope it was a good one!

    PS - it's warmer where you are than where I am right now!

  5. Congratulations! And many happy years!

  6. Many happy ones for yesterday, Walt. Yes, at a certain age each b/day becomes an 'achievement'. I'm now starting to amaze myself having got even so far. However, we're not done yet - so, race you to 100? - and I don't mind at all if you 'win'!
    (And have a glug or three for me.)

  7. Belated birthday wishes...

  8. A very happy birthday to you Walt, and please let me know if you come back up for ,ore champagne, since I'm working in Reims now and moving closer to there next summer! Would love to meet you! :-)

  9. Looks like a great time was had by all! Beautiful!

  10. "The world didn't end." Good thing. That champagne would have gone to waste!

  11. From the picture on Ken's blog, I know you had a great birthday meal!

  12. Wishing you many many more birthdays Walt!!!

  13. May this next year be your best one yet !

  14. nick, the greater the age, the greater the day!

    n&a, thanks! It was terrific!

    carolyn, that's actually the way Ken found the place. He was curious about the name.

    anne marie, I'm not surprised. We don't usually have cold winters. Temperate climate and all.

    tim, thank you!

    raybeard, you're on!

    ivan, many thanks!

    vivi, you bet! I'll keep you posted.

    jim, thank you, and happy yule!

    judy, yes. It's the law! ;)

    starman, exactly!

    ellen, it was excellent.

    virginiac, merci!

    michael, thanks. We'll make it so!

  15. I'm sorry I missed your birthday, handsome! Best wishes for a wonderful year ahead!


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