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Argyle Brut Rose

Wine review: 2010 Argyle Brut Rose, Dundee Hills, Oregon Argyle has been producing some of the finest sparkling wines made in America, and they have been achieving this for decades now. That’s not just my opinion; they have frequently achieved accolades from some of the best wine reviewers in the business.  (more…)

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2002 Arteis & Co. Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut

Wine Review: 2002 Arteis & Co. Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut, Côte des Blancs, France . I’ve tried a lot of champagnes in my lifetime, and I have to be honest—many of my favorites evolve in the bottle to conjure notes of gingerbread, roasted aromas, honey and candied notes such as the 2002 Arteis & Co. […]

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NV Gosset Champagne Brut Excellence

Wine Review: NV Gosset Champagne Brut Excellence Gosset Brut Excellenceis Champagne that is superior in almost every aspect. The wine is comprised of 36% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir (all from Grand and Premier Cru vineyards) and 19% Pinot Meunier. Gosset has been producing Champagne in Ay, France since 1584 granting them the bragging rights to […]

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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. (more…)

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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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