What To Drink On Elf Day?
3rd December 2021
It’s going to be a busy month for Santa’s little helpers, so before they get into the brunt of their work, let’s sit down and enjoy a glass of bubbly with them.
Today, the 3rd of December 2021 is Elf Day, it was created by the Alzheimer’s Society with the aim to get everyone into the Christmas spirit as well as to raise money to help tackle dementia. They encourage you to dress up as much or as little as you want, it’s a brilliant idea, as Santa always welcomes a helping hand over this joyful season, because not everyone is always able to look forward to Christmas as much as they’d like.
With our Elf ears and hats on, it’s time to enjoy a glass of bubbly with the most loved and joyful workforce in the world.
Let’s start with some simple questions, It’s not often you’re sat in front of a real elf.
You: What kind of music do you like best?
Elf: Wrap music.
You: What was the first thing you learned at school?
Elf: The elf-abet.
You: Did Rudolph go to school?
Elf: No. He was Elf-taught.
Maybe we should pop open our first bottle of bubbly, this bottle has a very fitting green label to start us off, Motzenbacker, which won a Gold medal winner in the Oaky & Toasty category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021.
Motzenbäcker – Kalkstein Riesling Brut – Tasting Notes
Motzenbäcker has a history dating back to 1758, currently, 4 generations of the Menger-Krug family is helping in creating Motzenbäckers Sparkling Wines, they all have their own specialist fields and gift new ideas to their Wine & Sparkling Wine, they all reside in the wine estate Krug´scher Hof and Motzenbäcker.
Aroma 👃 “Green fruits, grassy, creamy petroleum, touch of toast on the nose.”
Flavour 👅 “Fresh and fruity, green fruits, added grass / nettles / lime flavours.”
Elf: Hey, do you want to hear a joke?
Elf: How many elves does it take to change a light bulb?
You: I don’t know.
Elf: Ten, One to change it and nine to stand on one another’s shoulders.
Let’s open our second bottle, Lumiére – Delaware, a Sparkling Wine from Japan, which won a Silver Medal in the Topical Burst Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021.
Lumiére – Delaware 2019 – Tasting Notes
Founded by Tokugi Furiya in 1885, this Japanese winery is currently being run by Shigeki Kida, their 5th generation of winemakers. World famous for its quality Japanese wines, Lumiere is a winery located some 110 km from Tokyo to the west. All grapes are picked by hand and their sparkling wines are of the traditional method style.
Aroma 👃 “Tropical burst on the nose, banana, green fruits, pastry.”
Flavour 👅 “Dry and citrus style initially with dry tropical length.”
Elf: Do you want to know why the dyslexic elf got fired?
Elf: Because he kept writing “From Satan” on every present.
You: One final question, what would be your favourtie Cocktail?
Elf: That would be an ‘Elf on the Beach’.
A delightful conversation with one of Santa’s little helpers, to finish off this experience, let’s pop open a bottle of Villa Sandi to toast not just the big man himself, but to every single little helper that keeps the Christmas spirit alive and creates all the toys for every child across the globe.
Villa Sandi – Prosecco DOC Brut Il Fresco Biologico Organic – Tasting Notes
Located in the picturesque region of Prosecco, with Villa Sandi having a foothold in the region since 1622, thanks to the Moretti Polegato family, for several generations they have dedicated their time producing and sharing their wines and Proseccos around the world.
Aroma 👃 “Baked apples, green apples, grass, a sprinkling of lime / lemon zest in aromas.”
Flavour 👅 “Fruity flavours, nice and silky style – apples mostly with hints of ripe green pears.”
Merry Christmas Elf-ry0ne
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