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The Ultimate Champagne & Food Pairing Guide

When it comes to food pairings, sparkling wine is one of the most versatile—from salty dishes to fried foods, oysters to chicken or desserts, it is a fun libation to match with food.

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Great Sparklers for Any Occasion

This week we taste through some great Italian, French and Californian sparklers. Its hard to pick a favorite as they were all great. Try them all and let us know which ones you find enjoyable. Cheers! Laurent-Perrier Brut NV Smooth, round and sexy with lemon, kiwi and pear. Nice acidity with a hint of smoke. […]

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2003 J Vineyards and Winery Late Disgorged Vintage Brut Russian River Valley

As the tiny bubbles burst, they expose aromas of mandarin orange and lime essences, with hints of intriguing smoke. The bubbles also give up a delicate yeasty brioche like smell that is quite nostalgic. In the mouth a fancy parade of apple, lemon and pear flavors cascade across the palate keeping step with a nuance […]

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Farmer Fizz that won’t Break the Bank

Looking for a few grower Champagne’s that won’t break the bank?  The inexpensive and reasonably priced farmer fizz below won’t disappoint! Pertois Moriset Mesnil Sur Oger Grand Cru Brut NV Liquid jolly rancher green apple, nice acidity Very Good | $37 | Buy it at Total Wine & More Bernard Bremont Ambonnay Grand Cru Brut […]

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Wine Review: 2010 Gerard Bertrand Cremant de Limoux Brut Languedoc-Roussillon France

Limoux has a long history for making fizzy wines, which is said to date back as early as 1531. The appellation sits high in the valley of Aude near the Pyreneese Mountains, planted to 4300 acres and home to 41 unique communes with some of the oldest Chardonnay vines in the south of France. The […]

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Wine Review: NV Taittinger La Francaise Brut Champagne Reims France

This cuvee of 35 different crus is the real deal. You would be hard pressed to find a better beverage for brunch at any price without moving up to small production grower Champagne. I mentioned brunch but this sparkler would work with almost anything. Hell I would have it with crispy cream donuts. That is […]

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