Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé If you like your champagne celebratory, it’s hard to beat this bottle. Gorgeous packaging? Check: an elegant box reveals the unique, rounded bottle. Lovely looking wine? Indeed, from its salmon color to its very persistent bubbles (at first pour they tornado in the flute spectacularly). Fine tasting? But of course, made from 100 percent pinot noir grapes, mostly grand crus. Think bright berry/cherry fruit that dances on the tongue and a silky finish.
Think of it this way — it’s so good, Laurent-Perrier is willing to make it non-vintage and charge $99 a bottle for it. On their website, they suggest serving it with foie gras or pata negra ham, but just humble Humboldt Fog on the best bread you can afford is an elegant match.