EP 114 Grower Champagne and Two Huge Announcements.

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Today Gary tastes through five grower Champagnes and talks about the two big things to do today and tomorrow. Gary also goes in depth on how Moet, Clicquot, Perrier Jouet and others are good for the Champagne business and more importantly, you the consumer. Sit back pop a bottle of bubbly and enjoy this fantastic show. Lurkers you are welcome to join in!

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askari51

lol awesome!!! thanks again Dom, do you know if any of the wine forums are still up? Ive tried to click on a few (maybe being blocked my my provider) but they didnt work =/

Tags: Champagne, chardonnay, France, review, Video, white wines, wine, wines

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  • TheSuperTuscan

    Gary,

    The best grower champagne I have ever had for the money was by a small grower named Franck Pascal. Kermit Lynch is bringing him in along with a number of other great growers. Another great one is Francois Bedel. Both are predominantly Pinot Meunier but distinctive and tremendous values. However, the greatest champagne i have ever tasted was Salon “Le Mesnil” 1995.

  • Deeve

    OK, how the heck did those bottles move all by themselves?

    When the cursor is right under the M in .com, the bottles move all by themselves!

    Freaky.

  • Deeve

    OK, how the heck did those bottles move all by themselves?

    When the cursor is right under the M in .com, the bottles move all by themselves!

    Freaky.

  • http://www.carliefairchild.com/ carlie

    I just bought a bottle of the H. Billiot this weekend for my husband’s and my first wedding anniversary. I had it for the first time last week on a girl’s night out and oh my goodness, it was yuuuuummmmmy. I’ve done Krug, Cristal, Dom, Veuve, etc., etc. and while a couple of those are of course fun to drink, I really like the intensity of the flavors in the H. Billiot better. It’s definitely much more complicated. Love it.

    Thanks for the other growers recommendations. Can’t wait to try them!

  • http://www.carliefairchild.com carlie

    I just bought a bottle of the H. Billiot this weekend for my husband’s and my first wedding anniversary. I had it for the first time last week on a girl’s night out and oh my goodness, it was yuuuuummmmmy. I’ve done Krug, Cristal, Dom, Veuve, etc., etc. and while a couple of those are of course fun to drink, I really like the intensity of the flavors in the H. Billiot better. It’s definitely much more complicated. Love it.

    Thanks for the other growers recommendations. Can’t wait to try them!

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  • John J.

    qotd: Barnaut
    Great episode Gary, love to see you bringing the lesser known Champagnes to the forefront. I’m so tired of all the bandwagon stuff. Speaking of which, it would be a joy Gary, to see you do an episode on vin jaune’s. An episode on tasting the different charbono’s out there would be fun.

  • John__J

    qotd: Barnaut
    Great episode Gary, love to see you bringing the lesser known Champagnes to the forefront. I’m so tired of all the bandwagon stuff. Speaking of which, it would be a joy Gary, to see you do an episode on vin jaune’s. An episode on tasting the different charbono’s out there would be fun.

  • http://www.myspace.com/chateaumiller Brandon M

    Announcement time!!!…a new look maybe?
    Party Dates?
    Free wine for the idiot with the most posts?

    Time to watch and see….

    B

  • http://www.garyvaynerchuk.com garyvaynerchuk

    Right?

  • corkscrew

    Not a Champagne fan. QOTD-no answer. Serious # of comments, I guess the most out of first 115 episodes. http://www.winelx.com

  • GFish

    GV – Bubbles are way cool. Good show.

    QOTD – Favorite grower Champagne, tough to call but I love Vilmart and Cie.

    GFsh – Peace and Jets

  • Jrouss

    I dont like champagne it's too bitter. I would MUCH rather have a moscato d'asti if I am going to be drinking some sparkling wine. Moscato's are much sweeter, easier to drink, and great either before or after dinner. Sorry but chapagne can't compare.

  • http://www.discoveryofwine.com Alexandre Savoie aka Sniffysix

    Pol Roger isn’t bad but I don’t drink much of this stuff, so hard to say.

  • http://twitter.com/Dominus Dominus

    Welcome Michael Speer

    This is a great show, as always.

    Cheers!

    P.S. And yes, the first guy who greets you with a Colts T-shirt and glass of Dominus, is yours truly.

    😉

  • http://twitter.com/Dominus Dominus

    These were the days. 😉

  • askari51

    lol awesome!!! thanks again Dom, do you know if any of the wine forums are still up? Ive tried to click on a few (maybe being blocked my my provider) but they didnt work =/

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