Norwegians will celebrate constitution day next week and I’ve found some of my best wine tips for the occasion! PS: these wines fit any celebration, or just a regular Tuesday! So you can keep reading even if you’re not celebrating 17 Mai
17 Mai Champagne Breakfast
It is customary to attend a Champagne Breakfast the morning of 17 Mai. And even if you don’t, it’s a safe bet that you will drink Champagne (or other bubbles) later in the day!
My go-to Champagne these days is J. Charpentier’s Blanc de Blancs. In my opinion, it’s the best value for money Champagne. Another good BdB is the one from Pierre Peters. If you want to kick it up a notch, you should try the J. Charpentier Origine Brut Nature or the Bereche Brut Reserve.
Even though I usually prefer Champagne, there are some alternative choices. One of my good friends from Langhe, Ettore Germano, makes multiple sparkling wines. I’d recommend the Ettore Germano Alta Langa Extra Brut. And the Nyetimber Classic Cuvee is a good English sparkling.
What do you pair with the 17 Mai hot dog?
Those of you who have followed me for a while probably know about the infamous “Hot dog and Barolo” event that takes place late May. If you haven’t tried Barolo with a hot dog, you should! What better way to make a fairly simple food feel extra celebratory? The Cavallotto Barolo Bricco Boschis 2017 is a very good option!
Although Barolo is a good option, you might want some less expensive wine on deck! A Langhe Nebbiolo would do the trick! Here are some of my favorite Langhe Nebbiolo 2019.
Wine for the Chef
Now, this might be the most important wine of the day! The chef obviously needs a glass to enjoy while cooking! My personal favorite would be a Dolcetto, but a glass of white would also work well!