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France, Champagne, Sparkling Wine, Bruno Paillard, Première Cuvée, Reims

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N/ Salted green apple slices Crushed granite. Chalk. Delicate marine wafts. Quite inviting. T/ Light to medium mouthfeel. Crisp green and yellow apples. Clean lines of mineral, flint and granite. Elegant. Price = $50 http://www.champagnebrunopaillard.com/en/champagnes/premiere-cuvee/ N = A- T = A I = A Overall = A This wine was a media sample kindly provided […]

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Sparkling Wine / Champagne / Cava / Cremant / Prosecco = “Sparkling Spectacular”

This following wines were part of blind tasting by the #SDWM (twitter hashtag) group – our “Sparkling Spectacular”. We were fortunate enough to have bottles of bubbles from all over the world, a dozen of which I found interesting enough to write up. The results were quite surprising.  Flat-out amazing deals exist in the sparkling […]

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Champagne – sublime flavours of yeast carcass, exploding bottles, sparkle capture, and smaller as actually better.

The tang of rotting fish, the layered stench of an overripe cheese, and the tangible face-spank of a bloated carcass are all proud members of guild vomitas. Apparently, the taste manifestations associated with death are not high on our culinary favorites chart. Exceptions occur such as “1,000 year-old” eggs, fermented fish sauce, “stinky tofu”, and, […]

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France, Champagne, Perrier-Jouet, Grand Brut

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N/ Light toast, hay, citrus, river stones, stale water.T/ Crisp green apples, under-ripe peaches, limes, bread.Extremely dry, like I like my champagne. Long finish.Note: Amazingly was a better drink on night two.  I vaccu-vinedafter one glass on night one, and, of course, the bottle slowlyfills up with CO2 after you do that to a champagne.  Generallythey […]

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Sparkling Wines – The Name Issue

For a sparkling wine to be termed “Champagne” is must be 100% produced within the geographic confines of, and from grapes grown in, the Champagne region of France. Even other locations within France cannot use the term. For example, bubbly made in Burgundy is termed “Cremant”.  In Italy the term Spumante is used, in Spain […]

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