By Jim Boyce
English sparkling wine maker Chapel Down last appeared on this blog due to its presence ringside at White Collar Boxing in Beijing. This time it again pops up on a special occasion: we opened a bottle of Pinot Reserve 2006 at the New Year’s Eve party at Switch! restaurant last night.
As usual, people were surprised to try such a tasty wine from England — it also helped that the rockabilly band had us all in a good mood — though they still tended to favor the featured Champagne of the night, Deveaux, with its biscuit-y aroma.
Let’s see if anyone will start importing this or other English bubblies to our fair city….