Summer bubbles: Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Non-Vintage

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August is here and it is time to enjoy the final stretch of summer. Even on the rainy days at this time of year we still have the light on our side and evening BBQs are a great way to enjoy al-fresco dining. We will definitely miss the chance to grill fish or cook steak outdoors with friends when winter arrives, so it is best to make the most of every opportunity now.

Summer dining provides plenty of opportunities for champagne moments and we recently tried the Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Non-Vintage. Billecart-Salmon is one of our favourite champagne houses. This particular champagne has a beautiful colour and it is pleasantly intense for a Blanc de Blancs style. The Chardonnay cuvée has been elaborated from four Grand Cru villages of the Côte des Blancs and has a mineral aroma.

The Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Non-Vintage works very well as a summer tipple because the elegant flavours complement the Mediterranean diet, which is so popular at this time of year. The champagne is a great accompaniment to BBQ food, fresh salads and seafood. The bottle is just as sophisticated as its contents, which makes it an excellent choice for entertaining guests.