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Thursday, September 10, 2015

#1 Champagne!

A fresh load of the blue label just arrived!

Our regulars are really starting to switch to this GROWER Champagne!  
Hand made with care!

Instead of asking for the Yellow label, ask for the Blue Label


Drink Outside of the Yellow Box
For years Yellow Label has been our top selling Champagne, and for good reason, it is a fantastic Champagne.   I have always said “No one looks at you funny when you bring Yellow Label to a party”, people know what to expect and are happy to enjoy it.  This summer however we are asking you to “Drink Outside of the Yellow Box” we have found an amazing Champagne from grower Joel Falmet, picked by The New York Times as best Non-Vintage Brut under $40 and winner of our own in-house blind tasting.  Joel Falmet came out #1 in our blind tasting of 5 famous Champagne houses.  Come grab a bottle of the blue label and join our efforts to Drink Outside of The Yellow Box.   There is nothing wrong with the "Yellow Box", but maybe it is time for a change.



Joel Falmet Champagne Tradition....$39.99 / 750ml
Grower Champagne "RM" Récoltant-Manipulant
Only produces 1200 cases per year
Rated #1 Champagne under $40 in the New York Times

Plus, we tasted it blind with five big name Champagnes including the yellow box and Joel Falmet came out #1


The New York Times
Champagnes Below $40 Regain Pop
By ERIC ASIMOV
BETTER BUBBLES Champagnes under $40 show new finesse.


Tasting Report
In a tasting of 20 Champagnes, priced under $40 each, the wine panel was pleasantly surprised by the elegance that we found among our favorites.
1. JOËL FALMET Brut Tradition NV
2. LOUIS ROEDERER
3. AGRAPART AND FILS
4. HENRIOT
5. CHRISTIAN ETIENNE
6. GEORGES GARDET
7. TAITTINGER
8. MOUTARD
9. NICOLAS FEUILLATTE
10. POL ROGER

"So, here it is. If you can afford to spend $30 to $40 a bottle on Champagne, more or less the entry-level price nowadays, you may find yourself with some seriously good wine.
The Falmet Brut Tradition was our top-rated wine. We found it full of lively energy, with complex flavors of flowers, minerals, citrus and herbs, and with more finesse than you generally find in Champagnes dominated by the pinot noir grape." - New York Times




Our price is not as high as the grocery stores on Veuve - $62.99 on sale?

1 comment:

Brian Lindenmann said...

I think you need to hold a champagne tasting event. Would be nice to compare a few that includes this and the yellow label.