For the second year in the row I find myself on the East coast for a family vacation. This year brings us to Cumberland Island just off the coast of Georgia. As a cook it is a bit of a challenge in that the island has nothing in the way of stores on it so provisions for a week of cooking had to be procured as quickly as possible on the way out.
This holds true for beverages as well so I turned to Chandon Extra-Dry Riche for our first evening as bubbles are how we like to start vacations. On the nose a nice mix of lime, coconut, and unmistakable honey. On the palate this turns into a mixture of apricots with peach and again the honey. Not the most intriguing sparkling wine I’ve ever had but a nice way to start a vacation.