As we welcome in 2018, many people will be celebrating the New Year with a glass – or bottle – of bubbly. It’s festive. It’s celebratory. It’s tradition. It also got me thinking…
If 2018 is your year to sell your group dental practice or DSO, what’s the best bottle of champagne you should have in the fridge? Well, here are the official “TUSK Top FIVE” bottles of bubbly to celebrate the sale of your Group Dental Practice or DSO...
Let’s face it, everyone has different tastes and different budgets, so we took it upon ourselves to thoroughly sample hundreds of bottles of champagne in an exhaustive effort to bring you the ones we feel are the best for the job at hand.
Get your crystal glass, Advil and saber ready.
What? You’ve never opened a bottle of champagne with a sword before?! Stay tuned until the end and we’ll show you how to do that, too.
As Casey Kasem used to say: “And now, back to the countdown.”
Here are the official “TUSK Top FIVE” bottles of champagne to celebrate the sale of your Group Dental Practice or DSO:
This non-vintage Rose is the end result of a desire to create a Rose champagne with a delightfully luscious, fruit-based charm. Jacques Peters, the cellar master, and his team wanted a champagne that would be accessible and naturally engaging while conserving Veuve Clicquot's essential values in terms of style.
The wine has a luminous color with attractive pink glints. The nose is generous and elegant, with initial aromas of fresh red fruit (raspberry, wild strawberry, cherry, blackberry), leading to biscuity notes of dried fruits and Viennese pastries (almonds, apricots and brioche)
Le Reve is a classic tete de cuvee is the winery's finest Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine and frequently named America's Best. French for "the dream,"Le Rêve is crafted from 100% estate-grown fruit, making it a pure expression of Domaine Carneros.
Aromas of honeysuckle, ginger, baked pear, spice, tropical fruit and toasted brioche signal the wine's pedigree. The rich, round palate is balanced by superb acidity and graced with notes of white fruit, creme brulee and toasted almond that linger through an extraordinarily long, silky finish.
A golden color, distinctive of black grape varieties. Very fine bubbles. On the nose, it has a beautiful aromatic complexity, ripe fruit and spicy aromas, with hints of roasted apples, apple compote and peaches. On the palate, there is a subtle combination of structure, length and vivacity. The bubbles are like velvet. Flavors of pear, brioche and spicy aromas, notes of fresh walnut.
Pair with all fish, especially sushi and sashimi, shellfish such as shrimp, prawns, crayfish and grilled lobster, poultry and white meat, cashews, parmesan or prosciutto.
The Mirabelle Brut Rosé is a specially crafted blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Schramsberg's select cool-climate vineyards in Carneros, Anderson Valley, and the Sonoma and Marin coastal areas of Northern California. Pinot Noir lots, including a few fermented with skin contact, provide brightness of berry fruit and body, while Chardonnay lots lend length and zest to the palate.
Additional flavor depth and aromatic complexity results from the blending of base wine lots aged in barrels and tanks for one or more years. The finished Brut Rosé exhibits fresh, elegant and toasty aromas that lead into lively and delicious fruit flavors on the palate.
The wine’s remarkably rich bouquet reveals itself in successive waves: first the intense fruit, more black than red, which then melts into silvery minerality. Notes of praline and coriander complement the whole. The wine has a strong character and a powerful presence there is even something physical about it. Overall, it is structured, focused, firm and dense. Its intriguingly spicy, flowery finish remains present in each sip.
If you’ve read this far, you probably think we’re out of our collective mind – which wouldn’t be far from the truth. That being said, a note of full disclaimer: we borrowed all of the descriptions of these liquid masterpieces from our friends at Wine.com.
And now, bring on the sword…
If you’ve just completed the sale of your business, then you can’t just “pop the cork” on your bottle – you need to open it with some panache! Take a video lesson from Alton Brown and do it with style!
Stay tuned as we’ll be covering topics around the potential sale of your business in much more depth in the coming weeks. And if you think you might be nearing the point of wanting to actually take your business to market, then please consider joining us in Houston March 21st – 23rd for our seminar: “Selling Your Group Dental Practice or DSO: what you need to know and what you should expect.”
As always, if you’d like to discuss these topics or any others related to trends in our industry, please feel free to contact me at Perrin@TUSK-Partners.com. TUSK provides industry-leading resources for Group Dental Practices and DSOs. We help our clients START, GROW and SELL their DSO or Group Dental Practice. To learn how we can help you, please contact us directly at Info@TUSK-Partners.com or visit our website HERE.
TUSK will be a featured presenter at the Henry Schein DSO Education Forum May 18 & 19 in Las Vegas, NV where we will share “Maximizing the Value of Your Group Dental Practice or DSO.” We hope to see you there as well!
To join us at our next live presentation or any other, please check our calendar to see where we’ll be this year.