Every Friday TheChampagneSommelier will ask 5 questions about 5 coeur de bouteilles to friends and Champagne lovers from near and far. This week we had a bubbly chat with champagne lover Ben Champagne ! Merci Ben !
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My Name is Ben Kouider known as “Ben Champagne” within the champagne industry. I now have years of experience in the champagne world. I propose a champagne master class via our website www.champagnesmart.com for different types of clients.
Which Champagne would You treat your parents or in-laws?
‘Taittinger Comtes 08 for the respect and balance you get all the way.‘
Which Champagne would You treat your lover?
‘Dom Ruinart Rosé 96 for the beauty, the color, the taste and maturity. ‘
Which Champagne would You treat your boss?
‘Egly-Ouriet Blanc de Noirs for the power and experience.’
Which Champagne would You treat yourself?
‘Dom Perignon P3 for the high level of precision and results after so many years of work to finally shine.’
Which Champagne would You treat a dream guest, and why, and who’s is Your dream guest?
‘Clos d’ambonnay Krug is the champagne of a Dream. I have seen him from far but never been able to discuss with him. I feel like we would have so much to share because he is very particular. Being in such prestigious Clos makes him so special especially when you know that he is a Pinot Noir. I had received different other guests from the same family and they were all at a very high level. So thinking about this guess just makes me dream about what I could expect… ‘
What piece of music would you listen to drinking wine in question 5 ?
This is interesting since Krug actually develops a lot of the power of music with champagne. I would say for this particular guest I would go with Ludovico Einaudi “Una Mattina”