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Bollinger La Grande Annee Brut 2014

In any cadre of aficionados the question when conversation dries up "what one book, one recording, one companion would you chose to take if you knew you'd be stranded on a desert island?" When folks know you're a wine geek that question is what one wine would you take to a desert isle. For me the situation needn't be so desperate to illicit an answer of Champagne; for me a deserted aisle would do. Champagne is from the eponymous region of France an hour or so east of Paris. Here the finest sparkling wines in the world are made. They vary in the proportional blend of grapes, Chardonnay and the two red grapes Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, and what the soil is like. That said for the purposes of this blurp what you will expect is a delicacy and precision that lifts you to poetics; I feel so James, James Bond ala Sean Connory when I'm enjoying a glass of Champagne. Total disclosure here... there is no such thing as a glass of Champagne.

Food Pairings

Roasted birds are a preternatural match but Pinot Noir goes with any number of dishes ranging from those incorporating wild game and foraged mushrooms to veal stews or grilled fleshy fish. For a classic cheese pairing hunt down some Epoisse...

Where to find this wine

Accounts that have purchased this wine in the previous twelve months are listed below, alphabetically by city. Please call ahead to confirm availability or vintage

Apple Valley #3 - 157th St W
Apple Valley
952-953-2555

Beehive Liquors
Bemidji
218-333-3767

Liquor Barn
Long Lake
952-473-1817

France 44
Minneapolis
612-925-3252

South Lyndale Liquor
Minneapolis
612-827-5811

Hennepin-lake Liquors
Minneapolis
612-825-4411

Haskell's - Minnetonka
Minnetonka
952-544-4456

Mgm - Minnetonka
Minnetonka
952-470-2062

Thomas Liquor
Saint Paul
651-699-1860

Solo Vino
Saint Paul
651-602-9515

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