“My only regret in life is that I didn’t drink enough Champagne” John Maynard Keynes
We recently visited Epernay Champagne Bar in Leeds. Never one to need an excuse to quaff the odd glass of champers, or two, it was on this occasion, our wedding anniversary.
We have visited on several occasions but disappointingly, on this visit, the cellar was empty! They had recently changed suppliers and were waiting for their new stock delivery.
Our first choices of Champagne, Pol Roger and Perrier Jouet were out of stock – we ended up having the Tsarine, which was a good choice.
For the champagne connoisseurs out there:- it is made of a blend of all three champagne grapes, the Pinot noir being the backbone of the drink with the Pinot meunier and Chardonnay grapes complimenting the blend giving it a delicate and elegant taste.
The champagne has cream and lemon aromas on the nose, is complex, rich and toasty with a lovely balance of acidity and richness. Invigorating with an elegant long finish and finesse.
I am oblivious to the sophisticated palate of the The Champagne Company , who wrote the above description.
All I can say, is that I liked it!
The bottle is designed to evoke the swirling spires of St Basils Cathedral in Moscow.
Epernay is situated in the Electric Press building, a Grade II listed building, home to a fantastic selection of Bars and Restaurants. It is also home to Carriage-works theatre and Leeds Beckett University’s Northern Film School.
The heated indoor courtyard, makes sitting outside a treat in all weathers.
I’m looking forward to my next opportunity to spend an afternoon sipping champagne. How long till my birthday?
14 Great George Street