Ruinart Champagne ,Truffled Popcorn & French Movie – Oh La La !!!

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Before we start all the fun stuff happening this Friday May 1st at our store, let’s talk about Ruinart is the oldest established Champagne house in Remis, France.

Since 1729, Ruinart Champagne has an authentic Champagne House.  It is also the First Delivery of the “Wine with bubbles” since that time.   At first the sparkling wine was a business gift for cloth purchasers, as Dom Ruinart’s brother was a cloth merchant, but 6 years later Maison Ruinart terminated its cloth selling activities due to success in the Champagne business. Since then, the Maison has kept the standards of excellence of its founders.

Ruinart has had a long standing relationship with the Arts. In 1895, Andre Ruinart asked Czech artist Alphonse Mucha  to illustrate a poster of Ruinart. Today the brand is still closely involved with Contemporary Art and plays a role in numerous international events such as ARCO, the Foire de Bale, the Carre Rive Gauche, London Design, and Miami Art Basel.

The house utilizes talent today: India Mahdavi, created the “Champagne Spoon” bottle stopper in 2006, Christian Biecher, created the “Flower” bottle stopper in 2007, Patricia Urqiola, designed the “Fil d’Or” bottle stopper in 2010 and Maarten

So please be sure to stop by for a great night at Mel and Rose where we will sample Ruinart Champagne,  French Films and Truffle Popcorn on May 1st, 2015 between 6-8 pm

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RUINART is the oldest established Champange house, exclusively producing Champange since 1729. Founded by Nicolas Ruinart in the Champagne region in the city of Reims.
A Sweet life starts with a taste of Ruinart Champagne paired with delicious macarons. Please join us an afternoon filled with Bubblies and sweets as we taste Ruinart Brut Blanc de Blancs & Ruinart Brut Rose Champagne in our wine room at 5pm. We hope that you can join us. We think thought that this would be a great occasion to talk about one of Champagne’s oldest houses and those of you who are too far away to come to the tasting might be inspired to taste this great Champagne on your own.

PRICE: 79.99
The Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Champagne is all Chardonnay, but utilizes crus such as Trepail and Villers Marmery on the Mountain of Reims to round out the mineraly focus of the Cotes de Blancs fruit. This is a creamy, subtly toasty bottle of Champagne with a little bit of lychee exoticism. It has class to spare and is exceptionally easy to drink.

PRICE: 84.99
The Ruinart Brut Rose Champagne is a blend of 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay, with 18% of the Pinot vinified red and blended in for color and flavor. It has a dark color- almost like blood orange juice and a soft, full bodied texture. It is rich and satisfying, despite the deceptively high proportion of Chardonnay. Many rose Champagnes have become so expensive and out of reach, but this is a luxury worth making a sacrifice for.

PRICE: 129.99
Although we wont taste them today, the top of the Ruinart lineup is very special. The 2002 Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Champagne Prestige Cuvee is one of the top wines of that great vintage and very reminiscent of high class Corton Charlemagne. Composed entirely of grand cru Chardonnay, 65% from the Cotes de Blancs and 35% from the mountain of Reims it has a very mineral, driven focused green apple and fresh bread nose. Extraordinarily serious, compact, concentrated flavors with a nice nutty note in the background, it long to a fault.

PRICE: 319.99
At the very top of their lineup, the 1988 Ruinart “Dom Ruinart” Brut Rosé Champagne is a savory superstar that is fully mature. This is the type of bottle to share with only one other person, and perhaps a fillet of wild salmon or a mushroom risotto. Look for Vosne-Romanee like umami, haunting red cherry fruit and a near-endless finish.