Toasting To David Rosengarten (And Champagne)

DRosengarten wine bottles on white (22 of 56)Personality David Rosengarten—of the James Beard Award–winning “The Rosengarten Report” at, relaunching in December 2014—is known for discovering “taste you can trust.” (Curious? See his cookbooks, including David Rosengarten Entertains: Fabulous Parties for Food Lovers of The Dean & Deluca Cookbook.)

Recently, David Rosengarten confided a favorite brand of champagne: Michel Gonet. Enter the Champagne Brut Grand Cru (2002) (which features aromas and flavors of cognac, licorice, pain grillé, vanilla, and yeast) and the Champagne Grand Cru Prestige (2004) (which features a rich mousse and aromas and flavors of pain grillé). Either, the gift for the host or hostess—especially if the host or hostess is  you.

•         Champagne Brut Grand Cru (2002) Michel Gonet Champagne Grand Cru Prestige (2004), Michel Gonet