The Champagne tasting was excellent, though dangerous. There were 13 different wines and even with pours under two ounces, I was more than a little tipsy after the tasting. The nominal star of the tasting was the 2002 vintage Cristal. Not having had that wine before and not knowing how it ages, I don't feel qualified making a judgment about the price/quality ratio though I'll note it was young and somewhat tight, though excellent.
The other interesting wines at the tasting were the Deutz Brut and the Henriot were also favorites of mine.
More more later. I will be much better about posting next week when I have fewer obligations.