Mudcat Café message #4080918 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #132499   Message #4080918
Posted By: Steve Shaw
25-Nov-20 - 09:21 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Well I take the point about its not being especially harmful to Champagne's reputation, and I admit to having made it meself and called it elderflower champagne, I do have to ask meself though why that company decided to be so provocative. Sparkling elderflower wine does it for me.

One elderflower bush in eight produces flowers that smell of cat's piss, so beware...

I'd generally rather drink a sparkler that's cheaper than champagne myself (something very nice with Parma ham, a little drizzle of aceto balsamico di Modena and a nibble of parmigiana reggiano - there I go again!). Some are a third the price and much better value. There are some lovely vintage cavas around, and we've been enjoying a bottle or two of the new-fangled rosť Prosecco from the Cantine Maschio (£6.50 at Morrison's). Don't knock it 'til you've tried it. It's a lovely drop!