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Armand de Brignac Champagne

Armand de Brignac known as Ace Of Spades Champagne (750mL) Brut GOLD BOTTLE is the flagship tête de cuvée from the 13th generation Montagne de Reims champagne growers, the Cattier family, the first bottles were released in 2006.[7] The assemblage … Continue reading

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Côte Rôtie

Côte-Rôtie is a small region, covering fewer than 500 acres. It spreads above the village of Ampuis. Sitting on the Western bank of the Rhône river, the vines face south and southeast for maximum ripening, hence the name “roasted slope.” … Continue reading

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Beaune du Château Blanc

Beaune du Chateau Blanc Bouchard Père & Fils has been producing the Beaune du Chateau Blanc since 1907. This is a varietal 100% Chardonnay from five different terroirs of Beaune. Grape od each “climat” are vinified separately then blended. This process … Continue reading

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The history of Champagne

The History of Champagne Sparkling wine was discovered by accident, The winegrowers of the champagne region were trying hard to compete against the Burgundy wines. Although the wine was stored in cellars numerous attempts failed, due to the cold winters … Continue reading

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Côtes du Rousillon

The Roussillon wine region covers the part of the eastern edge of the Pyrenees Mountains.  The Côtes du Roussillon delimited by Les Aspres a natural park, was created in 1977. Only the red wine can claim the title of Les … Continue reading

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Cava faces Champagne

Cava is the Spanish Sparkling Wine The process to make Cava is the same process as how champagne is made. Prosecco or Cava? Well.., well, well Cava will win 10 out of 10 times. Cava is much closer to champagne … Continue reading

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Pineau des Charentes

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Château des Laurets

Puissegin Saint Emilion Owners: Benjamin de Rothschild  and Ariane de Rothschild Hosted by an exceptional terroir, which gives to the Merlot all its strength with subtle simplicity. The year 2016 is a year of exception for all Bordeaux wines. It … Continue reading

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St Estephe

Chateau Phelan Segur Saint Esthèphe 2017 $65 Expensive, but a collector piece On the normal side, Phelan Segur is a bit rustic and rather good without being great. The year 2017 has been exciting.  Lots of dark rich fruits, blackcurrants, … Continue reading

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Médoc

Médoc, wine-producing district, southwestern France, on the left bank of the Gironde River estuary, northwest of Bordeaux. Vines were already being cultivated on the land around Saint-Estèphe in Roman times. In the Middle Ages, the wine business expanded, thanks to … Continue reading

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