CHATTING WITH REGINA KING ABOUT ENJOYING CHAMPAGNE

What was the first champagne you ever enjoyed?

Pink Champagne, LOL, does that count? I had no business drinking at that age but I thought we were doing something special.

What were you celebrating at such a young age?

Sneaking a drink!

What’s your favorite champagne?

Piper-Heidsieck

We think anytime is a good time for champagne. When are you likely to pop a cork on a bottle of bubbly?

I just adopted the ‘anytime is a good time for champagne’ mentality. I’m more of a wine drinker, but Prosecco really does go great with fried chicken.

What champagne is in your fridge or wine cellar right now?

Piper Heidsieck Brut and Rose and Piper Sonoma.

What do you love about champagne?

The bubbles. They make you burp like beer but aren’t as heavy. And champagne tastes MUCH better!

Why do you think champagne has stayed so popular and is still a luxury icon?

The presentation. When you pop the cork you automatically feel like you’re celebrating, even if it’s just a backyard BBQ. And the glasses make drinking champagne sexy.

What champagne accessories do you own and love?

I don’t have anything special. I just got into champagne over the past couple of years, so I’m still using the Calvin Klein glasses somebody gave me for a wedding gift 15 years ago. I’m not married anymore but I still have the glasses.

What do you love to eat with your champagne?

I like bubbly and I’m discovering you can find a bottle that goes with almost every food except red meats. There is probably one out there but I haven’t come across it yet.

What music do you love to listen to while sipping bubbly?

Harry Connick Jr. singing My Blue Heaven.

— Interviewed by Angela Tunner

 

ABOUT REGINE KING: Regina King is a Hollywood actress currently starring in TNT’S drama ‘Southland.’ She has starred in such films as ‘Daddy Day Care’ with Eddie Murphy, Legally Blonde 2 with Reese Witherspoon and most famously, in ‘Jerry McGuire’ playing Cuba Gooding Jr.’s wife.