Last night we hosted the TIFF Wrap-Up & Champagne Party to celebrate the end of TIFF-film-festing for this year. On hand to join us was the Film Fest Five; Tennis Star Suzie and Stephen; Brian, Gary and Blee. The evening started with G’s oh-so-fabulous cocktail, the Film Festini, an homage to the colours of this year’s film fest logo. A martini of blue curacao, vodka, a touch of lime and garnished with a beautiful fresh fig slice. From there, it was onto the champagnes. Over the evening we sampled the following sparkling wines/champagnes:
- Jackson-Triggs Proprietors’ Reserve Methode Cuve Close 2004 (very tasty Ontarian; Try it!);
- Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Spain;
- Wolf Blass Yellow Label Sparkling Brut Non-Vintage (good and affordable);
- Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Spain;
- Lanson Black Label Brut France (so excellent, so French);
- Veuve Clicquot Brut France (THE standard in champagne)
- Moet & Chandon Nectar Imperial France (the champagne of choice for Queen Elizabeth II).
This morning I lined up the dearly departed bottles, plus the second Veuve we opened at 1am, and reminisced.
eggyplant tries her acting skills as we all got into a fierce game of
Act One with the asians vs. the whities; 5) I’ve seen Blee like this
before!; 6) the crew take the comic book character challenge
- eggyplant: Hula Girls;
- willariah and Rock Star Cathy: Bobby;
- Denyse: Fido;
- AppsScraps: The Host.
Also popular last night was our PacMan game. This proved somewhat challenging for a few folks (easily blamed on the Champagne mind you). However, here’s a tip I can pass on for our next party (and which G only remembered this morning). The controller knob rotates! OMG, that would have made the race track a little easier to negotiate eh.
Friday’s party: the XX Again Party
We headed north to the wilds of Newmarket on Friday night to join Maria and Mark and Megan in celebrating Maria’s XX Birthday again. It was a huge success and lots of fun, especially once Barney brought out the ‘urchin’ to play with. Gooey fun for sure!
Hmmm… hope the night wasn’t too… wild… =þ
thank u for the lovely evening, darling. i’ve learned that veuve cliquot is not pronouced “veuve cleekwot” hahaha:) i definitely enjoyed that last bottle of moet immensely. the segura was lovely also!
looks like a lot of fun! ryc: yum, mooncakes! i love the lotus ones.
hahaha…i want that urchin! =)
There is nothing more fun than getting loopie on champagne! I get extremely giddy…haha… I love Veuve (which i save for special occasions) and Lanson (i have a bottle in my fridge, coincidentally). I noticed that you didnt comment on the Spanish cavas. Didnt like em?? just wondering…
Interesting, none of you enjoyed The Banquet …
so many wine here!
I always enjoy a good wine with a good meal. Even a good glass of wine before bedtime. I enjoy your reviews.
RYC: I think that suggest that you ahve grown to be comfortable with you.
I always enjoy reading your comments about wine and spirits.
So which wine was your favorite? I need some guidance on buying wine. Everyone says wine tastes good, but I never seem to think so. I think it’s probably the wine I’m drinking so steer me in the right direction (preferably something affordable for a college student ;))!
should be XXX party