Written By Treve Ring Libations / Sparkling Wine Aug 9, 2010 Mumm Napa Brut Prestige Napa Valley, California, USA SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest$26-$33“Come quickly, I am tasting stars.” This famous line is attributed to Dom Perignon, after sipping his first taste of Champagne. Good sparkling wine should be just that – a vibrant, lively, exciting taste experience, with thousands of miniscule bubbles breaking across your tongue. This week you can be tasting zippy stars while watching zippy stars. The annual Perseids meteor shower graces our skies on the night of August 12. This year, the moon is just a couple of days past new at the shower’s peak, so there will be no moonlight to interfere with the show.So not that you need one, but there’s your reason to drink bubble this week. You’re welcome!Though Dom Perignon was sipping Champagne, today’s Drink looks a little closer to home (albeit, with a French twist). In 1979, the legendary French Champagne house of G.H. Mumm began a quest to find the ideal winegrowing area in the States. For four years they crossed the USA, searching for the perfect terroir for traditional Champagne grapes Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Petit Meunier. They ultimately set up shop in California’s Napa Valley. Mumm Napa was completed in 1986, and has been making a portfolio of very popular méthode traditionnelle sparklings since.The Brut Prestige cuvee was sourced from more than 50 prime Napa Valley vineyards and almost 80 different vineyard blocks. Fresh, crisp and dry, this medium bodied bubble is citrus, yeast and green apple on the nose, with flavours of lively green apple, toasted pecans, spiced pear and white peach blossoms. Creamy and round on the tongue with a tart finish. Pairs with – well – anything. How about a cosy blanket, cloudless night sky and some shooting stars.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean)Treve Ring, Online DRINK EditorAugust 9, 2010CaliforniaSparkling 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 Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Comments are closed.