The minute I stepped out of the rental and observed the well kept grounds, I knew I was in for a bubbly good time. Seeing the collection of Moet bottles on display to illustrate the different sizes that contain my favorite fizzy elixir was eye opening. I had never heard of a Nebuchadnezzar before except in association with the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and of course I now wanted one. I have yet to plan the get together where I will need 20 bottles (= a Nebu) though.
With perfect weather, we elected to have lunch on the terrace overlooking the green oasis that is the Chandon property; oysters on the half shell and Alaskan Halibut with a bottle of Etoile . . . the stuff that last meals are made of. This was not just a place to do some champagne tasting, it was a darn good restaurant. I settled back in my chair after finishing my meal, looked at my empty flute with remorse, then called the waiter over and said, "Keep the corks popping please". I was home!