Food and Drink
9:03 am
Wed December 29, 2010

Champagne and Sparkling Wine Advice

This year, skip the bubbly guessing game. Sommelier Lucille Windsor stops by Central Standard to help us pick the right champagne or sparkling wine for each of our budgets.

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Here's Windor's list of champagne recommendations from a variety of places and for a variety of budgets.

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Best Buy for True Champagne:

Nicolas Feuillatte Brut

Champagne, France

$27.98

Other Regions in France:

Gratien and Meyer

Saumur

Loire Valley, France

$20.99

Domaine des Aubuisi?res

Sparkling Vouvray

Loire Valley, France

$17.99

Francois Montand Brut Rose

Gascogny, France

$11.99

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Italy:

LaMarca Prosecco Di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene

Veneto, Italy

$13.99

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Rotari Talento

Methodo Classico

Trentino Alto Adige, Italy

$17.99

Spain:

Juve & Camps

Brut Rose

$19.99

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Segura Viudas

Brut Reserva Heredad NV

Penedes, Spain

Price: $22.99

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California:

Sharffenberger Brut

Sonoma

$19.99

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Coppola Sofia

Blanc de Blanc

Sonoma

$19.99

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Other Interesting Areas:

Domaine Ste Michelle Blanc des Noirs

Washington State

$14.99

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Henkel Trocken Sekt

Germany

$7.99

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Meinklang

Blanc de Noir (Organic)

Frizzante

Austria

$18.59