This originally appeared in the October 2015 print edition of Ottawa Magazine.
For those extra-special celebrations – like your electoral corp winning a majority – an off-the-shelf bottle of Champagne simply won’t do. This bottle of Champagne Armand de Brignac, or Ace of Spades, from the Cattier house, a family-run business that has been making Champagne for nearly a century. Complex and full-bodied, with a real pewter label, the coveted Champagne made an appearance at the Golden Jubilee for Queen Elizabeth II — and will come to the city for the 30th edition of the Ottawa Food & Wine Festival (Oct. 30–Nov. 1). After all, you only turn 30 once. $300 per bottle; tickets from $20. Ottawa Food & Wine Festival, ottawafoodandwinefestival.com.