A few nights ago, I cozied up to the bar at the swank Hotel ICON on Main Street downtown to wait for a friend who was staying there.
Photo by Jeremy Parzen. The Hotel ICON in downtown features "Champagne" by the glass during happy hour.
I asked for a wines-by-the-glass list only to discover that there was nothing by the glass that I wanted to put into my body (it was dominated by usual-suspect, high-volume commercial wines that I avoid at all cost).
So when the nice bartender informed that they were featuring Champagne by the glass for just $5, I was intrigued.
"What's your house Champagne?" I asked.
"Rogét," she answered.
"Pol Roger?" I inquired, delving deeper into the provenance of said "Champagne."
"Yes," she told me.
"Great, yes, please! And one for my friend who will be joining me shortly."
After tasting the wine and realizing that it wasn't Pol Roger, a favorite (and true) Champagne, I asked to see the bottle.More »