About the Champagne

“Pleasure without Champagne is purely artificial.” – Oscar Wilde, "Champagne! In victory one deserves it, in defeat one needs it.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
Champagne, synonymous with luxury, royalty and celebration, is the world's premier region and appellation for sparkling wine. Despite the colloquial use of the term to mean any sparkling wine, 'Champagne' is a protected term referring only to a wine which is made in the Champagne region, using the méthode champenoise, and with grapes grown in the region, the three most important of which are Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier.
Champagne has been a wine producing region dating back to the Middle Ages, yet the bubbles which Champagne is so famous for today only appeared in the wines over the last few centuries. Prior to this time, Champagne was a still wine. Dom Perignon, the Benedictine monk from the Abbey of Hautvillers, famously quoted as saying "come quickly, I am tasting the stars", is often credited with the 'discovery' of champagne's bubbles. Unfortunately, the story is a myth. Not that the French would be willing to readily admit it, but Champagne actually has the British, one of their biggest markets, to thank for the bubbles. A few 'happy' accidents, including extra heat from the wine's sea journey from France to England, and the British adding sugar into the wines from the stores of their Carribean colonies, led to the secondary fermentation in bottle, and the wine's first bubbles in the 17th century. Champagne then fully embraced the sparkling rendition of its wine in the 19th century.


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Delord 1966 Armagnac Brandy 165.00

Notes of nut, peach, violet, lime, vanilla, plum and pe

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Delord 1967 Bas-Armagnac Brandy 150.00

Distilled in 1967, and then recently bottled. This Arma

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Delord 1968 Bas-Armagnac Brandy 135.00

The nose reveals coffee, preserved lemon, vanilla and p

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Ruinart Brut Champagne Magnum 115.00

Notes of white fruit, pear, apple, apricot as well as h

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Delord 1974 Bas-Armagnac Brandy 115.00

Distilled in 1973 the palate is ranging from vanilla an

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Chateau de Ferrand Magnum 2014 91.50

Bold, powerful and juicy. The 2014 packs a real punch a

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Ilegal Anejo Mezcal 89.50

Floral and smoky with caramel, raisins, and dried herbs

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Kavalan ex-Bourbon Oak Whisky 88.50

Nose is tropical fruits like papaya, mango, pineapple,

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Ruinart Brut Rose Champagne 85.50

Delicate pink, with orange hues. This fine Champagne is

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Delord 1984 Bas-Armagnac Brandy 85.00

Distilled in 1983 this Armagnac has notes of creamy van

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Delord 1981 Bas-Armagnac Brandy 75.00

Distilled in 1981. Secondary and tertiary aromas, such

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Pannier Brut Champagne Magnum 72.50

The nose has notes of brioche and fine pastry, where ri

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Delord 1994 Bas-Armagnac Barndy 70.00

Distilled in 1992 this Armagnac has notes of plum, vani

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