Written By Treve Ring Libations / Sparkling Wine Jul 7, 2010 Lanson Black Label Brut NV SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestChampagne, France $60-70 www.lanson.com www.letour.frThe Tour de France rolled into Reims today. Reims is known as the city of Champagne, being home to many top Champagne houses. Historically, it is also the site of the coronation of French kings – a toast-worthy celebration, to be sure.The only royalty I’m toasting this week however, is biking royalty. The men who ride the incredible Tour de France have had a rough week. Broken bones, road rash, and don’t even get me started on the cobbles. The riders have an epic 3,642km journey over the coming weeks – one certainly worthy of a toast.With this price for quality Champagne, you can almost afford to toast liberally and often! Lanson Black Label has long been a darling of our market. This is because now, as it did when founded 1760, the company focuses on exporting champagne to foreign channels. In fact, it is known to be a favourite of Queen Elizabeth and it’s the house bubble at Wimbledon – so it’s certainly good enough for you! Now inching its way up to $60, it still represents amazing value. A fresh nose of green apple, pear, toast and citrus leads to a lighter bodied champers with almond, apple, mineral and mild yeasty flavours. Nice lingering, elegant, balanced finish. Great in this heat, while you watch cyclists ride for 5 hours across mountains in the blazing French sun. Salut et Bonne Chance!While cycling isn’t a big sport in Canada, we have a contender in Victoria-born Ryder Hesjedal. This young cyclist rides for the Garmin-Transitions team, has been having an excellent season and stellar first week of the tour. Follow Ryder and toast him on twitter @ryder_hesjedal.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) FranceSparkling WineWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Beer / Wineries & Breweries February 4, 2019 Vancouver Island Brewery’s New Porter and New Re-Rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery unveils new porter along with their new re-rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery held a flight night last week, in part to ... Read More Causes / Events January 25, 2019 Blue Monday Pop-Up Bar – 100 Proof Blues January can be tough around these parts. In fact, it has come to be so globally known as such, that the third Monday of each January has ... Read More Cocktails / Events January 25, 2019 The Complete Bartender Competition 2019 Little Jumbo played host to Nimble Bar Co.’s The Complete Bartender Competition, January 16, 2019 Last Wednesday, I judged my first cocktail ... Read More Beer & Cider / Events / Victoria March 1, 2018 Victoria Beer Week launches its fifth year Victoria is once again readying itself to host the fifth annual Victoria Beer Week. As locals and beer geeks alike wet their palates for special ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Victoria December 18, 2017 Level Ground Trading Moves Up to New State-of-the-Art Headquarters Victoria, BC – Level Ground Trading, Victoria’s Fair Trade pioneer, is moving from their current location in Central Saanich, to a larger ... Read More Comments are closed.