Champagne: Articles on France's Champagne Wine Region

NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 164eme, France - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
98

What a week.  My second time trying this amazing Champagne.  I opened this bottle about an hour prior to serving and I think it helped it.  It seemed to bring out more fruit.  L

NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 164eme, France - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
96

The 164 uses 2008 as a base.  This is pehnominal albeit very young at the moment.  Light golden in color.  A beautiful mousse with a lot of tiny bubbles.  The nose is great with

NV Drappier Champagne Brut Nature Dosage Zero, France - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91

100% Pinot Noir (Blanc de Noirs) Champagne that got no dosage.  It might be a bit austere for some, but I really enjoyed it.  Light gold in color.  The nose is all about minerality t

1969 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon, France - Wine Review

Grade: 
B
Score: 
86

I got a chance to try this (December, 2017) and was told that storage was less than ideal.  Considering that and its age, this was pretty impressive.  Light golden in color.  Still s

2006 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut La Grande Dame, France, Champagne - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94

Excellent.  Light golden in color.  There is a lot of tiny bubbles in the mousse.  On the nose; selztzer, minerals and slight ginger.  This is deep with a lot going on.  Gr

NV Marie Demets Champagne Cuvée Rubis, France - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
90

Deep sort of pink/orange in color.  Interesting.  On the palate, cranberries and some strawberries.  Nice mousse.  On the palate, this is more than just pleasant but not mind bl

NV Trouillard Champagne Brut Extra Selection, France - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

Quite nice.  Light golden in color.  Nice mousse with a lot of tiny bubbles.  On the nose this is a bit nutty with green apples.  Crisp acidity on the palate.  The apples c

NV Moutard Père et Fils Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée - France - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
90

Nice Champagne at a reasonable price.  Light golf in color.  The nose has biscuits and a slight lemon note.  A nice mousse with fairly small bubbles.  On the palate, this has a

2005 Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne Brut Rosé Cuvée Palmes d'Or, France, Champagne - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91

Pale but vibrant ruby in color.  The nose has some slight cherries and a bit of rhubarb.  A nice foam with a lot of little bubbles.  On the palate, this is good but lacks depth espec

Top 75 French Wines to Try Before You Quit Drinking (a non-dump bucket list if you will!)

If you are a wine lover, wine connoisseur, wine aficionado or even if you just like to have a couple of glasses on a Friday night, it soon becomes obvious that there are some wines that are held in a higher esteem in the wine world.  Sometimes, it is because these wines are very rare.  Other times, it’s because the wine has a place in history.   Sometimes it’s because the wine is just that good.  Here is a list of 75 wines from France that make up that category.  A few caveats.  I have not tried every wine on this list.  Some I have and others I hope to.  Many of these wines are rare and hard to find.  That doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be on the list.  After all, if the opportunity presents itself, go for it. 

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