Cornell University Commencement Weekend Champagne
It is with great enthusiasm that our team is presenting a unique gift-giving opportunity to both embellish your meal as well as congratulate the graduate. For a limited time, as we approach commencement weekend, Simeon’s American Bistro is offering a Pre-Sale for Gift Wrapped Champagne. With two exceptional tiers to choose from, Simeon’s is pleased to gift wrap your selection in the label’s branded box, and gift bagged in Cornell University packaging. Ribbons, Bows and even Personalized Congratulatory Cards will embellish this memorable treat of a gift to compliment your dinner selections and will be orchestrated to present to your graduate tableside as you request. Our Commencement weekend Concierge Ms. Isabelle Glass, continues to take orders for these unique tableside gifts and is happy to coordinate your Champagne Gift with any personalized note to add to the card. We will also be including permanent paint pens to offer each of your guests the opportunity to sign and date the graduate’s bottle and card capturing the true essence or better said- effervescence, of such a unique and prideful accomplishment. While Simeon’s American Bistro will be offering domestic and imported sparkling wines as well as champagne and fine wines over the weekend from our cellar, these unique gift wrapped selections will only be available for a limited time as a pre-purchased coordinated effort through our concierge in order to meet demand and secure the labels. Please see the attached Champagne Gift information and share it with members of your party to participate with this unique gift giving opportunity or even keep it confidential as a last minute surprise. Ms. Isabelle Glass is happy to work with you or any members of your party to coordinate efforts in advance and our entire team remains prepared for your reservation to enthusiastically serve you all.
MOËT & CHANDON
IMPERIAL BRUT, 2008
THIS RARE SELECTION OF CHAMPAGNE, CORNELL UNIVERSITY GIFT WRAPPEDIS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER SALES AT SIMEON’S AMERICAN BISTRO AND CAN BE COORDINATED FOR TABLE SIDE PRESENTATION WITH YOUR BEST WISHES FOR YOUR 2019 COMMENCEMENT WEEKEND RESERVATION AT 525 PER GIFT WRAPPED BOTTLE.
REIMS, FRANCE NV
THIS RARE SELECTION OF CHAMPAGNE, CORNELL UNIVERSITY GIFT WRAPPED IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER SALES AT SIMEON’S AMERICAN BISTRO AND CAN BE COORDINATED FOR TABLE SIDE PRESENTATION WITH YOUR BEST WISHES FOR YOUR 2019 COMMENCEMENT WEEKEND RESERVATION AT 195 PER GIFT WRAPPED BOTTLE
A FEW NOTES ON THESE CHAMPAGNES:
MOËT & CHANDON, “DOM PERIGNON”, IMPERIAL BRUT, 2008 ÉPERNAY, FRANCE
Vivid acidity is a hallmark of the 2008 vintage in Champagne, contributing to the decision by Richard Geoffroy, Dom Pérignon’s chef de cave from 1990 to the close of 2018, to non-sequentially release the 2009 last year, ahead of this year’s release of the 2008. Cool conditions prevailed in Champagne during most of the 2008 growing season, but September’s bright and sunny weather during harvest rapidly turned what would have been an average vintage into one of the decade’s best. Vivid acidity swathed in a fine, creamy mousse and flavors of toasted brioche, kumquat, pastry cream, candied ginger and poached plum dance across the palate. A “smoky mineral” underpinning gains momentum towards the lasting finish of this treasure in a bottle.
98- James Suckling – “The Best Dom since 2002”
96- Wine Spectator – “There’s power to this graceful Champagne”
VEUVE CLIQUOT, “ROSÉ” REIMS, FRANCE NV
Madame Clicquot created the first blended Rosé in 1818 by adding some red wine to Yellow Label champagne. The result was Veuve Clicquot Rosé, a fruity and full-bodied expression of the Veuve Clicquot style. This non-vintage Rosé is the end result of a desire to create a Rosé champagne with a delightfully luscious, fruit-based charm. Jacques Peters, the cellar master, and his team wanted a champagne that would be accessible and naturally engaging while conserving Veuve Clicquot's essential values in terms of style. Made using 50 to 60 different crus, the cuvee is based on Brut Yellow Label's traditional blend: 50 to 55% Pinot Noir, 15 to 20% Pinot Meunier, and 28 to 33% Chardonnay. The wine has a luminous color with attractive pink glints. The nose is generous and elegant, with initial aromas of fresh red fruit (raspberry, wild strawberry, cherry, and blackberry), leading to biscuit notes of dried fruits and Viennese pastries (almonds, apricots and brioche). The fresh attack is followed by a fruity harmonious sensation on the palate. The wine is perfectly balanced in the best Veuve Clicquot style of pink champagnes, combining elegance and flair. The wine works its magic—this delectably full champagne can be enjoyed as a true delicacy. A deliciously fruity wine in early bloom, this is a wonderful aperitif to be shared as a celebration with friends.
92- James Suckling
91- Wine Spectator
90 Wine & Spirits