At the end of a long day, few things are more welcome than a cold beer, except, perhaps, a glass of Champagne. Or eight Champagnes, if you find yourself on the fourth-floor balcony, above Yerba Buena Gardens, at the Top 100.
The Oyster Girls will be shucking miyagi oysters, and whether or not you believe Champagne’s chalk soils flecked with fossilized oyster shells contribute in any way to the scent, flavor or texture of the wine, there’s no question that oysters are a pretty great complement to Champagne.
Chef Suzette Gresham describes Acquarello’s Lobster Cannoli as “Fresh lobster, simply adorned with chives in a crispy fried cannoli… What’s not to love?!”
Here are some of the Champagnes and albariño/alvarinho wines to taste at the Top 100:
Bollinger 2004 Champagne Brut R.D.
Bruno Paillard Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blanks
Louis Roederer 2009 Champagne Brut Nature Philippe Starck
Domaine Jean Vesselle 2008 Champagne Grand Cru Brut Prestige
Do Ferreiro 2017 Rías Baixas Cepas Vellas Albariño
Soalheiro 2018 Monção e Melgaço Granit Mineral Selection Alvarinho
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