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Expert Picks: Roger Coulon and Krug

Posted on | December 9, 2015 | Written by Garrett Kowalsky | No Comments

Garrett_8.6.14_72dpiI could drink Champagne every day of the year. The effervescence, the vibrancy, the flavor—Champagne makes me feel good about life, love and happiness. While many wine-lovers feel that Champagne should be reserved for celebrations or special events, others are like me: ready to pop the Champagne cork anytime. Those who feel that Champagne is for celebrations are in luck; we’ve reached the holidays, that time of year when you must join the rest of us, the bubble lovers, to bask in the year’s accomplishments and ring in the New Year the right way. I’ve chosen two of my favorite Champagnes that are sure to make anyone smile and to make any celebration just a bit more festive.

Roger Coulon NV Brut Reserve de l’Hommee 1er Cru $52.99

Every so often, a wine comes along that shouldn’t be missed. Roger Coulon is a tiny grower producer in Champagne that you have probably never heard of, but I have my job to make sure you do! Bold aromatics of sourdough bread, brioche, stone fruit and a slight nutty character let you know that you are about to drink something very special. On the palate, the micro-sized bubbles explode into a full-bodied, creamy, sexy and utterly mind-bending mousse. It grips the palate and never lets go! Drink now until 2020.

Krug Champagne Brut Rosé NV $349.00

The wines of Krug are towering accomplishments and in particular, Krug’s Rosé is simply divine. Founded in 1843, Krug is one of the most famous and well respected houses in all of Champagne. The Rosé took some time to make its debut, however, first being released in 1983. A blend of all three grape varieties of Champagne, the Krug Rosé shows exceptional balance. Strawberries and brioche mingle, highlighted by a citrus zest that makes your mouth water. This is truly one of the best Champagnes you will ever taste. Drink now to 2025.

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