Want to know how to rock a party, be it dinner or otherwise? Show up with a magnum in hand. Now if you really want to turn heads you can opt for a magnum of Champagne, as I did for a recent house warming party. People threw down their Coronas and Malbecs so fast that the mag of Pierre Moncuit Champs was gone before I could even say hello to everyone. The simple fact of the matter is that magnums turn heads. People take note, they get a spring in their step, and the smile on their face turns into a grin when you start flashing the magnum around. Just a fact.
So when en route to the party I stopped by my favorite Brooklyn wine shop Vine Wine and selected a couple bottles of the Pierre Moncuit, and shop manager Sarah Chappell asked if I would be interested in a magnum I quickly replied: “Is it cold?” And the deal was done. Magnum or not, Pierre Moncuit Blanc de Blanc is a tremendous bottle of Champagne and it can be readily had in the $40 price range. It is crisp, with a touch of toast, and super delicious and drinkable. It has quickly become my Blanc de Blanc go to. Make it a Magnum and you’re the party wizard.