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Champagne Michel Lenique Brut Blanc de Blancs

Founded in 1768 by Alexandre Lenique (whose father was a grower) this small family producer is situated in Pierry just outside Epernay. In 1960, the founder’s descendant Michel added his Christian name to the brand. I had bought this directly from his daughter Corinne when visiting Pierry two years ago. …

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Champagne Baudry Brut Tradition

The purity, intensity, and persistence of this pure pinot noir is impressive and made me sit up – figuratively – as soon as I tasted it. I offered a glass to Camilla, a waitress related to the Forlino Family that own No Menu, and although standing, she was visibly knocked …

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Champagne Barons de Rothschild Brut

For as long as I can remember, whenever they entertained at Mouton or Lafite, the Rothschilds (like the vast majority of Bordeaux) always began with bubbles. I don’t recall the brands but champagne was mandatory. And of a status and quality to reflect that of their wine. The families later …

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