Ratafia de la champagne, an unusual liqueur, and Epoisses de Bourgogne – the king of all French cheeses
Reims, France – On a recent trip to Reims in the Champagne district of France, I tasted the local Vin de liqueur for the first time. It was a sweet, but not cloyingly sweet, a mouthful of the essence of a sunny afternoon in the French countryside. As I swallowed, I imagined the liqueur served with the strong local cheese, epoisses, and a good crusty Parisian baguette. In other words, it made me think of perfection.