Hands up who doesn’t love a spot of celebratory French champagne, especially a special edition and (to my mind) even better when it’s party pink. Moet & Chandon has released Grand Vintage Rose 2006, described as a “modern celebration of vintage rose champagne” and created from a single harvest; it’s the house’s 40th release of this style since 1920. Moet & Chandon was founded in 1743 in Epernay and its labyrinthine cellars are the largest in the Champagne region, reaching for close to 28km beneath the area’s famously chalky soil. There are scheduled one-hour tours available, with a flute of fizz to follow, for €21 ($30.40) but the cellars will be closed from October for restoration work for about a year. Meantime, the tasting notes for the Grand Vintage Rose 2006 suggest “initial notes of biscuit and spice bread … followed by stone fruits (cherry and plum) … completed with nuances of wild herbs (especially rosemary), saffron and dried rose”. Here’s cheers. $124.99. More: moet-hennessy-collection.com.au.