The Collector Series Top Pick this month belongs to Joseph Perrier’s Cuvée Royale Brut Champagne. Joseph Perrier (not to be confused with the more commercial brand Perrier Jouet), crafts traditional Brut Champagne and ages it to perfection. While other Champagne houses have cut back on the ageing of their Brut Champagnes and have resorted to homogenizing their blends, Joseph Perrier has stayed the course. The result is a creamy, sensuous, and eminently drinkable Brut Champagne that embodies both elegance and a host of full, exquisite flavors. And as the name implies, Cuvée Royale is indeed Champagne fit for kings and queens. It makes an ideal aperitif but also pairs so well with lobster, crab, salmon, and all kinds of fish and hors d’oeuvres that I have to keep more than a few bottles on hand, lest our glasses run dry. So let’s celebrate the day with a glass of Joseph Perrier Cuvée Royale Brut Champagne and enjoy!