EP 151 Champagne, Champagne, Sparkling Wine and Champagne

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Today is a huge episode! Nine, count them nine wines tasted and reviewed in one episode of WLTV. So sit back get a glass of bubbly and enjoy this episode.

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Sorry just not a Champagne fan… the WL sweater….QOTD-on computer, depends on day. http://www.winelx.com

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  • wallace

    episode #151 is the first WLTV I’ve seen, i watched it on my MAC desktop at home. It was informative and fun to watch! Great time to rate some bubbly. Would love to see what you think of some the other big names you mentioned (Dom P., P. J. “Flower”, Crystal, Tattinger, etc… I love the value of Cava sparklers myself. Since were on the topic of bubbly… Moscato di Asti is another wonderful fizzy treat. It is well valued at around 10$ to 20$, super fruity aromas, sweet and effervescent. Usually too sweet for the Brut die hards but well recieved by most others, especially the ladies… in fact, even grandma will like it.

  • wallace

    episode #151 is the first WLTV I’ve seen, i watched it on my MAC desktop at home. It was informative and fun to watch! Great time to rate some bubbly. Would love to see what you think of some the other big names you mentioned (Dom P., P. J. “Flower”, Crystal, Tattinger, etc… I love the value of Cava sparklers myself. Since were on the topic of bubbly… Moscato di Asti is another wonderful fizzy treat. It is well valued at around 10$ to 20$, super fruity aromas, sweet and effervescent. Usually too sweet for the Brut die hards but well recieved by most others, especially the ladies… in fact, even grandma will like it.

  • wallace

    what does 80 + 30 + 10 + 242 mean??????????????????????????????????????????

  • wallace

    what does 80 + 30 + 10 + 242 mean??????????????????????????????????????????

  • http://morletselection.com/ Luc Morlet

    Hello Gary,
    No doubt, I thought that this was a GREAT episode! Thank you for your nice comments regarding my family’s Champagne. To answer Kahuna’s question, the Champagne Pierre Morlet Millesime 1999 can easily age for another five years. The wine is mature enough to enjoy now, and should reach its peak within a year.
    Happy and SPARKLING Holidays!
    Luc Morlet-

  • http://morletselection.com Luc Morlet

    Hello Gary,
    No doubt, I thought that this was a GREAT episode! Thank you for your nice comments regarding my family’s Champagne. To answer Kahuna’s question, the Champagne Pierre Morlet Millesime 1999 can easily age for another five years. The wine is mature enough to enjoy now, and should reach its peak within a year.
    Happy and SPARKLING Holidays!
    Luc Morlet-

  • Joe P.

    Gary,

    Great review of champagne/sparkling. I have the NV clicquot brut chilling in my cave. I hope it wows me more than it did you–will definitely share it with friends and family! QOD: I watch WLTV daily on my laptop with my 2 1/2 year-old son. We sit on the couch and I kid you not, my boy acts out everything that you do, but instead of a glass of vino, he uses his sippy cup. He even shoves the cup in front of the screen so everyone can see the “color” and later turns it upside down to “dump out” the excess juice. And yes, every time you sip, he sips. It is a pretty cute sight to see. jp

  • Joe P.

    Gary,

    Great review of champagne/sparkling. I have the NV clicquot brut chilling in my cave. I hope it wows me more than it did you–will definitely share it with friends and family! QOD: I watch WLTV daily on my laptop with my 2 1/2 year-old son. We sit on the couch and I kid you not, my boy acts out everything that you do, but instead of a glass of vino, he uses his sippy cup. He even shoves the cup in front of the screen so everyone can see the “color” and later turns it upside down to “dump out” the excess juice. And yes, every time you sip, he sips. It is a pretty cute sight to see. jp

  • Judith

    Gary,

    Thanks for another champagne episode! Like you, sparkling wine is my favorite “beverage with alcohol.” Glad to see you liked the ’02 Gimmonet (even if you didn’t pronounce the last syllable of the name!). When I was in Champagne a year ago, people were saying the ’02 vintage was going to be a good one; let’s hope so, as we need something to buy after all those ’96s. And to answer Ben N above: yes, the ’96 Veuve Clicquot is excellent now; I’ve had several bottles and loved everyone of them.

    One final note to Gary: I know you think the nonvintages of the big houses, like Clicquot, aren’t worth the money, given the other choices out there (like some of the smaller growers you’ve praised), and I agree with you. But I wouldn’t want folks to think that the more expensive vintage champagnes and prestige cuvees from these same houses aren’t up to snuff, because they are. E.g., the ’96 Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame is awesome; one of the best champagnes I’ve ever had.

    QOTD: on your web site.

    Thanks for this great video blog. Happy New Year to all!

  • Judith

    Gary,

    Thanks for another champagne episode! Like you, sparkling wine is my favorite “beverage with alcohol.” Glad to see you liked the ’02 Gimmonet (even if you didn’t pronounce the last syllable of the name!). When I was in Champagne a year ago, people were saying the ’02 vintage was going to be a good one; let’s hope so, as we need something to buy after all those ’96s. And to answer Ben N above: yes, the ’96 Veuve Clicquot is excellent now; I’ve had several bottles and loved everyone of them.

    One final note to Gary: I know you think the nonvintages of the big houses, like Clicquot, aren’t worth the money, given the other choices out there (like some of the smaller growers you’ve praised), and I agree with you. But I wouldn’t want folks to think that the more expensive vintage champagnes and prestige cuvees from these same houses aren’t up to snuff, because they are. E.g., the ’96 Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame is awesome; one of the best champagnes I’ve ever had.

    QOTD: on your web site.

    Thanks for this great video blog. Happy New Year to all!

  • GR

    80+30+10 is the breakdown from your episode 150 on Haut Brion
    The hair is a tribute to Tim
    What do I win.?
    J-E-T-S, Jets,Jets,Jets

  • GR

    80+30+10 is the breakdown from your episode 150 on Haut Brion
    The hair is a tribute to Tim
    What do I win.?
    J-E-T-S, Jets,Jets,Jets

  • Genghis

    You Bear hater. It’s -on-, Vaynerchuck.

    You and your Jets can go watch Rainbow Brite will Urlacher and the Bears are guzzling their Krug after The Big Game.

  • Genghis

    You Bear hater. It’s -on-, Vaynerchuck.

    You and your Jets can go watch Rainbow Brite will Urlacher and the Bears are guzzling their Krug after The Big Game.

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  • http://cdevroe.com/ Colin D. Devroe

    Great QOTD: But I am biased. I watch WLTV in iTunes, not in a browser. I usually let two or three episodes pile up so that I can watch about an hour worth of WLTV at once. I typically watch it during lunch time during the week.

    Great episode. Keep them coming.

  • http://cdevroe.com/ Colin D. Devroe

    Great QOTD: But I am biased. I watch WLTV in iTunes, not in a browser. I usually let two or three episodes pile up so that I can watch about an hour worth of WLTV at once. I typically watch it during lunch time during the week.

    Great episode. Keep them coming.

  • Miguelo DiMarco

    I think I detected a mild intoxication towards the latter part of this episode.

    A sparkling wine episode with 9 tastings and no Prosecco?! What about the ~Zardetto Zeta~? I like the touch of sweet the regular Zardetto has and am very curious about the Zeta, but haven’t gotten around to trying it. Also, if you come across the Drusian Prosecco through a distributor, give that a taste and you’ll want it in your stock.

  • Miguelo DiMarco

    I think I detected a mild intoxication towards the latter part of this episode.

    A sparkling wine episode with 9 tastings and no Prosecco?! What about the ~Zardetto Zeta~? I like the touch of sweet the regular Zardetto has and am very curious about the Zeta, but haven’t gotten around to trying it. Also, if you come across the Drusian Prosecco through a distributor, give that a taste and you’ll want it in your stock.

  • http://gastrosport.blogspot.com/ Totte

    Chuk !

    You mentioned Dom P and Krug as fav champagnes and big wines.
    What about Salon ?

    T

  • http://gastrosport.blogspot.com Totte

    Chuk !

    You mentioned Dom P and Krug as fav champagnes and big wines.
    What about Salon ?

    T

  • desmaic

    argyle bubblies will need to be explored! i expect a follow up on this in the future! i know you won’t let me down.

  • desmaic

    argyle bubblies will need to be explored! i expect a follow up on this in the future! i know you won’t let me down.

  • Chris Tessari

    Loved the episode. I can’t afford anything you liked which sucks. I would love it if you could have a guest on the show from the Champagne region.

  • Chris Tessari

    Loved the episode. I can’t afford anything you liked which sucks. I would love it if you could have a guest on the show from the Champagne region.

  • Xavier Casas

    I taste Reserva Familiar Sabaté i Coca – cava http://www.castellroig.com and I think that is the best Cava in the world in this year

  • Xavier Casas

    I taste Reserva Familiar Sabaté i Coca – cava http://www.castellroig.com and I think that is the best Cava in the world in this year

  • http://dcpatton.com/ dcpatton

    QOTD: RSS with a glass of wine.

  • http://dcpatton.com/ dcpatton

    QOTD: RSS with a glass of wine.

  • Sonia

    Trying to go back and watch epsodes from before I was up on the Wine Library TV phenomenon and this epsode doesn’t work!!! Hopefully you guys see this and fix it… please????

  • Sonia

    Trying to go back and watch epsodes from before I was up on the Wine Library TV phenomenon and this epsode doesn’t work!!! Hopefully you guys see this and fix it… please????

  • John__J

    qotd: on my computer at home while wondering when and if youll ever do a vin jaune episode.

  • John J.

    qotd: on my computer at home while wondering when and if youll ever do a vin jaune episode.

  • corkscrew

    Sorry just not a Champagne fan… the WL sweater….QOTD-on computer, depends on day. http://www.winelx.com

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