Nipped over to my sister Hester’s last night to see their new pug puppies. They already have an adult pug, and these new recruits take the pug quotient in the Beavington household to 3. And twin sister Anne has taken another pug from the litter.
They are incredibly cute, although labradoodles still rock more than pugs (official).
To celebrate brother in law Beavington cracked open a couple of good bottles of fizz.
Larmandier-Bernier Premier Cru is a dry, extrabrut style with real precision and focus. I really like it: complex, restrained, savoury.
Champagne R&L Legras NV is a Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs, at a remarkable price (under £30) for this quality. I actually preferred it to the Larmandier Bernier. It had some generosity, but also a lovely delicate, precise character. I wonder how this will fare in our new year blind Champagne challenge?
Here’s a film of the pug puppies: