Thursday, December 11, 2008

Champagne Tasting tomorrow!

I'm very excited about tomorrow's Sparkling/Champagne tasting; the big attraction is that one of the champagnes in the lineup is Cristal. I've certainly never had that wine, primarily because it remains prohibitively expensive at $270 a bottle. Here's the rest of the lineup:

Sparkling Wines

Simonnet-Febvre “AOC” Cremant de Bourgogne Brut $20
Simonnet-Febvre “AOC” Cremant de Bourgogne Rose $19
Scharffenberger Brut $18
Roederer “Anderson Valley” Brut $22
Domaine Chandon “Reserve” Chardonnay Brut $26

Mumm “Cordon Rouge” Brut $42
Henriot Brut Souverain $45
Piper Heidsieck Brut (6 pk gift wrap) $50
Perrier Jouet Grand Brut with Glasses (6pk cs) $50
Deutz Brut Classic (6pk cs) $55
Roederer Brut Premier (6pk cs) $55
Moet & Chandon “Brut Imperial Rose (6pk cs) $55
Roederer Cristal 2002 $275

THe one thing that I like to remind people about is that the distinction between Champagne and sparkling wine is simply that Champagne is a geographic trademark for sparkling wine from Champagne, France.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

No, "champagne" is not a "geographic trademark" for a type of French wine in the United States. It's a generic term that American producers can and do use to describe their sparkling wine. The term "champagne" is also a trademark for many products having nothing to do with France or wine.