La Caravelle Champagnes Offer The Perfect Affordable Holiday Bubbly. Always Delightful and Highly Recommended By The Walman Report

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La Caravelle Champagne Cuvee Nina

Champagne Cuvée Niña

The signature brut is named after one of the Caravelle ships built by Columbus for his voyage to the New World. The multi-vintage cuvée features a blend of 40% chardonnay, 30% pinot noir and 30% pinot meunier, with an elegant floral nose and notes of yuzu, white peaches and gingerbread.

We like to start with this one and enjoy it with hor d’oeuvres. Follow it with the elegant Blanc de Blancs and seafood or chicken and finish with the superb Rosé and game, cheese and dessert. If you choose but one, it’s a matter of taste and menu. They are all enchanting.

SRP: $34

Champagne RoséLa Caravelle Champagne Rose

This beautiful salmon pink Champagne uses the same base blend as Niña with the addition of elegant red wines from well-known appellations such as Aÿ and Bouzy. With a floral and red berry bouquet, the rosé evokes hints of cherry almond, pomegranate and fennel.

SRP: $39

Champagne Blanc de BlancsLa Caravelle Blanc De Blancs

Made with an exclusive blend of the best chardonnay crus harvested primarily from the Côte des Blancs and aged for three years, this complex wine has an elegant bouquet perfumed with white flowers and a refreshing, lively flavor with notes of citrus and rhubarb.

SRP: $39

A glance at the impressive list of restaurants offering La Caravelle Champagnes, including the elite Daniel and Adour, shows that we are not alone in our enthusiasm. It also makes it easy when you are not interested in devoting time to an encyclopedic wine list to remember the name: La Caravelle. As the song says “Easy To Remember, But So Hard To Forget.”

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Simply the Easiest and Safest way to open all Sparkling Wines.

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WORKS WITH ALL CORKS, STOPPERS & CAPS      Our Champagne Popper safely and easily open all domestic and imported sparkling wines no matter what kind of top  -  wood corks, plastic stoppers or the newer twist-off caps. Please read the instructions when getting your new opener . . . it works differently for each type.

  • LEVERAGED LIFT     A gentle squeeze of our Cork Puller extracts even the most stubborn plastic stopper with a powerful leveraged pull.  No more sore hands or broken fingernails.
  • EASY HANDLE GRIP     With a powerful gripping action even tight corks or twist-offs are easily removed with our patented Champagne Opener.  No longer will weak or arthritis hands be a problem.
  • PROTECTIVE HOOD     Using our Champagne Bottle Opener corks will never again detach retinas or break overhead lights by shooting unexpectedly and dangerously into the air. "A flying cork can travel up to 50 MPH with enough force to cause permanent eye damage" – American Academy of Ophthamology, reported in USA Today.
  • DISHWASHER SAFE    Our Champagne Bottle Opener is made from fiberglass-reinforced polycarbonate this kitchen tool won’t bend or break when put in the dishwasher even if placed near the heating coil.
  • 100% U.S.A.     Invented, designed and completely manufactured in picturesque Monrovia, California since 1986.  Our unique Sparkling Wine Opener carries 3 United States Patents.

We loved this affordable, easy to use device. Now it is as easy to open a bottle of Champagne as opening a screw top bottle.

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Pol Roger For Mom. A Half Bottle of Heaven For $35

 

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A perfect break before or after dinner, 1/2 bottle of this gem has a suggested retail price of $35. One sip and you’ll know why Winston Churchill said he could not live without Champagne and spent almost every day of his adult life enjoying his own special cuvee of this bubbly elixir.

 

The Pol Roger family takes extreme pride in over 160 years producing some of the worlds finest Champagne. Founded in 1849, Pol Roger is one of only a few Grande Marque Champagne houses that remains family owned and operated.

Pol Roger owns close to 50% of the vineyards used for their Champagne production, a true rarity in this region of large firms. Using strict guidelines, grapes are sourced exclusively from 1er and Grand Cru vineyards that rate at an average of 95 points on the Échelle des Crus classification system. Prior to final blending each lot is aged on its own, separated by village, vineyard, grower and grape variety. Once blended, each bottle of Champagne Pol Roger is hand riddled in the cellars deep below the Epernay chateau.

"Pol Roger is the ‘gentlemen’s’ Champagne, as Jean-Paul Kauffman wrote in ‘Voyage en Champagne". It is not surprising, therefore, that Winston Churchill, and even the British royal family should have made it their favorite over the years. This refinement reflects a whole lifestyle. It is also a source of infinite pleasure. Pol Roger Champagne has a soul, created by the union of a family’s spirit and the character of a vineyard."

Summary
It is common knowledge that the true quality of a Champagne house is best judged by the consistency and quality of their non-vintage wine. This is where the true "house style" is defined and executed year in/ year out. Pol Roger is a firm believer in this philosophy and takes extreme pride in their "White Foil" Brut.

Terroir: The "White Foil" is sourced from top quality vineyards in Montagne de Reims (Pinot Noir), Vallee de al Marne and Petite Valle d’Epernay (Pinot Meunier) and the Cote des Blancs (Chardonnay).

Vinification Pol Roger "White Foil" is traditionally a blend of equal parts Pinot Noir (body and depth), Pinot Meunier (freshness and vigorous fruit) and Chardonnay (elegance and finesse) and is sourced exclusively from juice from the "cuvee" (first pressing). The still wines are fermented in stainless steel at a cool 45°f to retain freshness. Each final blend contains a minimum of two vintages with the youngest components being a minimum of three years old. Average dosage for the "White Label" is 12g per liter.

Available in 375ml, 750ml, and 1.5L sizes. For larger sizes please contact your local sales representative.

Notes
Pale gold with a very fine bead; flowery, delicately toasty aroma with fruit and complexity; creamy, beautifully balanced with a dry, harmonious finish.

Producer: Pol RogerWine Color: BubblesRegion: ChampagneCountry: France
Blend: Chardonnay: 33%, Pinot Noir: 33%, Pinot Meunier: 33%

 

Our favorite non-vintage Champagne. It is sure to become Mom’s too. Rating: A Major

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Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte’s tête de cuvée Palmes d’Or Brut For The New Year Extraordinaire

image The impressive and tasty bubbly for holidays 2010
(and New Year’s Day 2011)!

Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte’s tête de cuvée Palmes d’Or Brut just won the Double Gold medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition, the largest, most influential and respected wine competition in America. It is the perfect and accessible indulgence to share with cherished loved ones and esteemed business associates this holiday season.

This unparalleled Champagne is sophisticated yet versatile enough to pair well with the finest cocktail party fare or commemorate an extra special year‐end moment. Once you include this stylish Champagne in your holiday, Palmes d’Or Brut or Rosé will surely become a tradition.

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Celebrate the Holidays with Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte!

image Celebrate the Holidays with Friends, Family, and Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte!
Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte presents gift packs of bubbly
for holiday 2010 (and New Year’s day 2011)!

True Champagne is is French and Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte may not be the most expensive, but it is one of the most delightful.

Wine On Line Rating A Major

The holidays are the perfect time to gather with loved ones and celebrate the joys of the year and good fortune of their company. Whether this holiday gathering is over a home cooked meal of seasonal dishes or at a boisterous or intimate party, Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte has an exceptional range to provide the perfect compliment.

We immensely enjoyed the Brut NV, which is renowned for its balanced and elegant character and comprised of a blend of meticulously selected crus that include 20% Chardonnay for elegance and finesse, 40% Pinot Noir for roundness and structure and 40% Pinot Meunier for fruit.

It is at once austere and flavorful, always a delight. It is an ideal accompaniment for appetizers, throughout the entire meal or for celebratory holiday occasions. Try it with caviar, sushi, smoked salmon, a festive roast, steak, assertive seafood, shellfish and cheese or nuts.

Rose Brut, the signature of Nicolas Feuillatte, is an intense, impertinent pleasure! There is simply no other rosé Champagne like this cuvée from Nicolas Feuillatte. Blended from 60% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Meunier  this wine evolves the glass with intense aromas and a festival of flavors, including raspberry, strawberry and red currants. Well structured, elegant and smooth it is beautifully balanced. Lovely with fresh goat cheese, salmon, roast pork, poached chicken, venison in a cranberry sauce and fresh fruit.

This holiday season Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte offers three holiday packages ideal for celebrating or as gifts: a 750-ml bottle of Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Brut NV in a beautiful keepsake canister by 2010 Artist of the Year Nils-Udo; a 750-ml bottle of Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Brut NV, packaged with two elegant Champagne flutes; and a 2-pack of Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte’s One Fo(u)r mini bottles.Keepsake canister by 2010 Artist of the Year Nils-Udo In honor of an 11-year tradition of supporting contemporary art by partnering annually with an avant-garde global artist.image

 

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Unmasking the Truth About Champagne & Wine Place Names

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Campaign Expands To Ensure Wine Purchasers Know Where Wines Come From

The US Champagne Bureau has launched its “Unmask the Truth” ad campaign, rallying consumers and demanding lawmakers protect wine place names on wines sold in the United States. The ad, which can be viewed at www.champagne.us features a mask over a sparkling wine bottle mislabeled “American Champagne,” and asks consumers to voice their support for truthful, wine labels that ensure consumers know where their wine comes from.

“With consumers paying even more attention to how they spend their hard-earned dollars, we believe it is equally important U.S. consumers be clearly informed about where their wines come from,” said Champagne Bureau director Sam Heitner. “Support for truth-in-labeling is growing, with the involvement of consumer groups and Members of Congress weighing in on the issue for the first time this past year.”

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Barefoot Bubbly is delightful and affordably priced at $10

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BAREFOOT BUBBLY® PREMIUM EXTRA DRY

CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY CHAMPAGNE

Tickle your toes and your taste buds with Barefoot Bubbly Premium Extra Dry! The versatile and great-tasting Chardonnay Champagne is perfect for a special occasion or everyday celebration. Its delightful aromas and sweet flavors make a fun, flavorful and affordable addition to any meal.

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Tasting Notes: This medium-bodied Chardonnay Champagne features aromas of ripe yellow apples, which complement the creamy texture. The tangerine and lime flavors will delight your palate.

Food Pairing: Champagne’s are often associated with festivities and celebrations, served with such treats as sweet cakes or pastries. Barefoot Bubbly also pairs perfectly with a variety of cheeses, crackers, simple appetizers, and even spicy dishes.

Winemaking Notes:

Varietal Content: 80% Chardonnay

Titratability Acidity: .68

pH: 3.38

Alcohol Level: 11.8%

Residual Sugar: 2.6%

Pricing:

Barefoot Bubbly Premium Extra Dry is affordably priced at $10 for 750ml bottle.

 

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Champagne Announces Forecast for 2009 Harvest

 

The 2009 harvest has commenced in Champagne, France as the region predicted another high quality season.

“The recent warm and dry weather is just what the Champagne winegrowers ordered for the grapes to ripen and eventually be blended to become the wines of Champagne known the world over,” said Champagne Bureau Director Sam Heitner. “As we embark on this promising harvest season, the unique region where true Champagne comes from is well poised to continue their tradition of producing quality wines that are versatile enough to be enjoyed for a special occasion or every day.”

The rules of the harvest are strictly set in the more than 300 villages in the Champagne appellation. The harvest began with the hand-picking of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes, according to the schedule released by the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC). While the majority of the grapes are set to begin being picked this week, some regions began picking their first grapes early last week. The precise picking schedule for each of the three grape varieties is based on the location, soil conditions and the date of the spring flowering in each village.

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