24 Dec Champagne Happy Hour 12-26
Saturday, December 26
4 to 6pm
Bring the family for a Champagne/ sparkling wine happy hour from 4-6pm for an open house Champagne and sparkling wine tasting as we celebrate our first holiday season at our new location. We’ll go back to our normal 12-4 Saturday tasting schedule in January, but tonight the dinner cocktails are on us, including selections from importers Becky Wasserman and Terry Theise!
NV Jeio Prosecco Veneto Italy
On Sale $14.99
Bisol’s NV Prosecco Jeio reveals notable freshness, vibrancy and crispness in its green apples, flowers and sweet spices. There is terrific energy and harmony here, but like most Proseccos, the wine is best enjoyed in its exuberant youth.
The Wine Advocate
NV Von Winning Dr. Deinhard Riesling Extra Brut Sekt Pfalz, Germany
On Sale $21.99
Light and elegant, this crisp German sparkler is produced by the giant Koblenz-based Deinhard firm that makes high-quality wines at its estates in the Mosel, Rheingau and Pfalz regions. Serve this dry bubbly as an apéritif or with delicate fare.
NV Marc Hebrart Cuvee de Reserve Brut Champagne, France
On Sale $43.99
(77% Pinot Noir and 23% Chardonnay; 8.2 g/l dosage; disgorged in March, 2014): Bright straw. Lively, mineral-driven aromas of fresh citrus fruits, melon and white flowers. Musky, nicely concentrated orchard and pit fruit flavors are given spine by juicy acidity, which adds cut to the back half. The floral quality repeats on the finish, which hangs on with strong stony persistence. Give this youthful Champagne a little air time, or even decant it, like the cool French and French-wannabe sommeliers often do.
91 Points, Vinous Media
NV Hure Freres a Ludes Brut “Invitation” Champagne, France
On Sale $38.99 750mL (Lowest price online!) $74.99 1.5L
The ripe pear and white cherry fruit is fresh and juicy in this well-cut Champagne, carried on the fine mousse alongside subtle notes of lemon pound cake, graphite, salted almond and ground ginger.
91 Points, Wine Spectator
Also on sale from Hures Freres, but not being tasted….
2010 Hure Freres a Ludes Extra Brut Blanc des Blancs “Inattendue”
On Sale $55.99
A delicate Champagne framed by crisp acidity, with a lively, well-knit mix of pear tart, lemon biscuit and honey flavors, and a rich hint of toasted nut on the smoky finish. Disgorged February 2015. Drink now through 2025. 10 cases imported.
90 Points, Wine Spectator
2006 Hure Freres a Ludes Brut “L’Instantanee”
On Sale $49.99
Bright and creamy, with a crowd-pleasing mix of pineapple pâte de fruit, pastry cream, apple blossom and chalky mineral. Offers a subtle finish, revealing hints of honey and ripe fruit. Disgorged January 2014. Drink now through 2024. 1,000 cases made.
91 Points, Wine Spectator
2002 Hure Freres Brut “Terre Natale”
On Sale $75.99
The lovely, lacy texture wraps around the firm acidity and broad shoulders of this well-knit Champagne, supporting an aromatic profile of baked plum, chopped almond, lemon curd and warm spices. Hints of brioche and cognac emerge on the persistent finish. Disgorged March 2014. Drink now through 2024.
93 Points, Wine Spectator