There’s a lot of elegant marketing verbiage from the Jacquesson brand about the “ties that bind”—ties that bind the vines to the earth, men to their dreams, and more. All that poetic sensibility certainly sparks some intrigue, but does the craftsmanship of the product fall in line with the high sentence?

The answer is a resounding “yes.” Jacquesson Cuvee flows forth with flavors of rich, warm spice—and hints of apple and vanilla. What makes a good champagne? The right blend and skillful attention from its creators. The 738 blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier is as close to perfection as you can get with a non-vintage champagne.

Champagne is meant for toasting. The grapes from the Grande Vallée de la Marne and in the Côte des Blancs are toast-worthy, indeed. Get some strawberries and sail to France. When the first toast is over, sip, clink, and repeat.