|photography by Elizabeth Lavin|
Armand de Brignac Brut Gold is a blend containing 33 percent each of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier grapes, and is produced in a boutique vineyard that has been owned and cultivated by the Cattier family since 1763. It’s less sweet, bold (hello, brut), with a complex, fruity palate worthy of a toast in a hip-hop video or fizzing in a crystal flute aside a Wedgwood plate setting. And, regardless that Jay-Z is spurning “Cris” in favor of the Ace of Spades, chances are good that Champagne lovers, whatever their musical leanings, are going to become familiar with this rapper’s delight.
Available for $275 at Goody Goody Liquors, 3316 Oak Lawn Ave. 214-765-6878.