| February 23, 2011 | Food & Drink
Bedell Cellars Blanc de Blancs ($48). Bedellcellars.com
Dom Perignon Rosé Vintage 2000 Limited Edition Gift Box ($349). domperignon.com
Moët and Chandon Rosé Imperial ($49). moet.com
Ruinart Brut Rosé ($75). ruinart.com
Veuve Clicquot Rosé ($65). veuve-clicquot.com
Perrier-Jouët Fleur de Champagne Rosé ($299). perrierjouet.com
We’re of the belief that a bottle of Champagne should be drunk any day of the week at any time of the year. Check six of our favorites (all rosés, plus one special sparkling wine) and get those bottles popping.
1. Dom Perignon Rosé Vintage 2000 Limited Edition Gift Box ($349): For a very special someone, this rosé comes in a beautiful black and rose gift box.
2. Moët and Chandon Rosé Imperial ($120): A beautiful pink with red and purple tones, this rosé has aromas of red summer berries and floral notes and a flavor that has a slight herbal finish. The gift pack bottle (as shown here) comes with a gold pen for writing a note right on the bottle.
3. Ruinart Brut Rosé ($75): A product of the oldest Champagne house in the world, Ruinart Brut Rosé is a treat with its particularly high concentration of Chardonnay grapes and pinky-gold color.
4. Perrier-Jouët Fleur de Champagne Rosé ($299): Pale pink with a salmon hue, this has floral notes and berries on the nose with a well-balanced flavor. The bottle itself is gorgeous, featuring the signature Perrier-Jouët anemone.
5. Veuve Clicquot Rosé ($65): Expect notes of red fruits, dried fruits and almond pastries on the nose, and a full yet balanced flavor.
6. Bedell Cellars Blanc de Blancs ($48): Sparkling and festive with mineral notes up front and flavors of honey, herbs, fresh bread and apples. From the North Fork of Long Island, it's a refreshing choice—and artist April Gornik designed the bottle label.