Our Champagne portfolio at The Wine Company represents 60 selections with a nice offering of the most capable Récoltant-Manipulants as well as an enticing selection of the most illustrious boutique houses to be found – not to mention the additional 70+ sparkling wines from outside of Champagne.

Choosing can be daunting.

Wine Company Portfolio Director Wil Bailey has selected nine standouts that have made a particular impression to suggest to you as highlights for you to consider in time for the holidays.

We hope you come to love these wines every bit as much as we do!

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Callot_Grande_ReservePierre Callot Grand Reserve
“Yep, four Blanc de Blancs on a list of nine wines. Now you know a lot more about my tastes than you did previously. This is a wine which makes me happy and melancholy all at the same time. Happy because we get some of the 100cs which make it to the US, and because the Grand Reserve, with a larger percentage of reserve wine than the regular Grand Cru NV bottling, manages to carry both depth and freshness in an almost impossible way. Melancholy because Thierry Callot is the end of the line for this domaine. He is not a young man, and when he hangs it up this collection will cease to exist. Get in and enjoy them in the coming years while you can so you can tell your kids about how great the world used to be.”

Below are the accounts that have purchased Pierre Callot Grand Reserve in the last 12 months, listed alphabetically. Call ahead to confirm availability.

Eastside Eat & Drink
Minneapolis
612-208-1638

Thomas Liquor
Saint Paul
651-699-1860

Samples - Taylor Stein
Saint Paul


Colbeck
Saint Paul
651-487-1212

Solo Vino
Saint Paul
651-602-9515

Wil Bailey
Saint Paul


Hebrart_RoseMarc Hebrart Rosé
“In a world where the really great Rosé Champagnes are both very rare and very expensive, I am happy to present you with Jean-Paul Hebrart’s Rosé NV which he makes in enough quantity that we can stock it year round, AND it is $60/bottle or less to you! It is also delivers a great balance of fruit and structure as Jean-Paul combines equal parts Côte des Blancs Chardonnay from Oiry and Chouilly and Pinot Noir from Mareuil sur Ay to walk the razor’s edge of crispness and power.”

Below are the accounts that have purchased Marc Hebrart Rosé in the last 12 months, listed alphabetically. Call ahead to confirm availability.

The Beanery
Aitkin
218-927-7811

Tournament Liquor - Blaine
Blaine
763-786-4992

New Scenic Cafe
Duluth
218-525-6274

Haskell's - Maple Grove
Maple Grove
763-400-7888

Travail
Minneapolis
612-669-5231

Chicago Lake Liquor
Minneapolis
612-825-4401

Zipp's
Minneapolis
612-333-8686

Stinson Wine, Beer & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-789-0678

112 Eatery
Minneapolis
612-343-7696

North Loop Wine & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-338-5393

Cave Vin
Minneapolis
612-922-0100

South Lyndale Liquor
Minneapolis
612-827-5811

France 44
Minneapolis
612-925-3252

Monello/constantine
Minneapolis
612-353-6207

Mcdonald Liquor Store
Minneapolis
612-721-6686

St. Genevieve
Minneapolis
612-353-4843

The Wine Shop
Minnetonka
952-988-9463

Andy's - Crossroads
Rochester
507-289-0777

Solo Vino
Saint Paul
651-602-9515

Landy, Josh
Saint Paul


The Commodore
Saint Paul
651-330-5999

Alvarez, Ken
Saint Paul


Samples - Taylor Stein
Saint Paul


W.a. Frost
Saint Paul
651-224-5715

Angela Kallsen
Saint Paul


Tom Lloyd
Saint Paul


Team Liquor W&s - Shorewood - New Ownership
Shorewood
612-325-0328

West Side Liquor - Waite Park
Waite Park
320-253-9511

Wayzata Wines & Spirits
Wayzata
952-473-7191

Drappier_Carte_d'OrDrappier Carte d’Or
“This is the greatest value in our entire Champagne catalogue. It is also a happy first foray into the Aube region of southern Champagne. Drappier has not only the most historic cellar in the Aube, but it exists today as one of the most pristine in all of Champagne as it was effectively walled up and hidden from the occupying Nazis in World War II. You are now fully immersed in Pinot country. 75% Pinot Noir, 10% Pinot Meunier, and 15% Chardonnay. Satisfaction in a glass!”

Below are the accounts that have purchased Drappier Carte d’Or in the last 12 months, listed alphabetically. Call ahead to confirm availability.

Downtown Liquor
Alexandria
612-763-5404

Hy-vee - Austin
Austin
507-437-7625

Tournament Liquor - Blaine
Blaine
763-786-4992

Bricks Kitchen And Pub
Blaine
763-703-4109

Cheers - Bloomington
Bloomington
952-941-0998

Big Discount Liquor - Burnsvil
Burnsville
952-890-9500

The Vintage
Chanhassen
952-975-9175

Mt Royal Bottle Shoppe
Duluth
218-728-6168

New Scenic Cafe
Duluth
218-525-6274

Big Discount Liquor - Eagan
Eagan
651-454-7282

Eden Prairie #2
Eden Prairie
952-914-0032

Eden Prairie #1
Eden Prairie
952-949-8423

Eden Prairie #3
Eden Prairie
952-934-0067

Molly's Wine, Spirits & Event
Greenfield
763-464-6696

Nosh Restaurant & Bar
Lake City
651-345-2425

High Spirits Liquor
Mankato
507-625-5347

The Wine Market
Mendota Heights
651-452-9463

Alma Restaurant
Minneapolis
612-379-4909

5th Street Station
Minneapolis
763-406-3700

Stinson Wine, Beer & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-789-0678

Lowry Hill Liquors
Minneapolis
612-871-2500

Minneapolis Club
Minneapolis
612-332-2292

Haute Dish
Minneapolis
612-338-8484

Cave Vin
Minneapolis
612-922-0100

North Loop Wine & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-338-5393

Red Wagon Pizza
Minneapolis
612-968-4763

Blackbird - Has New Owners
Minneapolis
612-823-4790

Mercy Dining Room & Bar
Minneapolis
612-252-7000

Lake Wine & Cheese
Minneapolis
612-242-0073

Restaurant Levain - Pizza Biga
Minneapolis
612-823-7333

Harriet Brasserie
Minneapolis
612-354-2197

Tilia
Minneapolis
612-618-3069

Lake & Irving Restaurant
Minneapolis
612-401-5955

Perron's Sul Lago
Prior Lake
952-440-1411

Patrick's French Bakery & Cafe
Richfield
612-861-7570

Tessa's Office
Rochester
507-226-7763

Andy's Liquor Express
Rochester
507-361-1660

Pescara
Rochester
507-280-6900

Knollwood Liquors
Saint Louis Park
952-938-2783

Scott's Liquor
Saint Paul
651-690-4434

Solo Vino
Saint Paul
651-602-9515

Punch Pizza - St Paul
Saint Paul
651-696-1066

Midway Liquor Store
Saint Paul
651-644-7900

Angela Kallsen
Saint Paul


Pool & Yacht Club
Saint Paul
651-455-3900

First Grand Liquors
Saint Paul
651-227-7039

Heartland
Saint Paul


Quast, Paul & Sharon
Saint Paul


Revival Wine, Beer & Spirits - Closed
Saint Paul
651-340-1432

Jimmy Olson
Saint Paul


Colbeck
Saint Paul
651-487-1212

Mchugh, Mike
Saint Paul


Scandia Olde Towne Liquor
Scandia
651-433-5845

Big Discount Liquor - South Stp
South Saint Paul
651-451-2186

Liberty Village Wines & Spirits
Stillwater
651-439-3022

Tonka Bottle Shop
Wayzata
952-473-5469

Cotroneo's Vino & Birra
White Bear Lake
651-429-7551

Part Three: Nine Champagnes Wil Bailey wants you to know

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