In memoriam to those who died so we could enjoy Champagne at 9 am on a Monday.
Nothing quite says breakfast and freedom like enjoying a Blanc de Blancs from the oldest Champagne house, Ruinart:
Light, pale gold, with a fine pearl. Delicate aromas smell diaphanous and of acacia honey, almond paste, lemon rind, vanilla powder, sea salt, and the soft white heart of a baguette. Dry, light, sunny and mouthwatering.
Lovely alone or with mild cheese, blanched almonds, apricots, simply prepared eggs, or with your partner on the Oregon coast at Otter Crest Inn.