RETAILER WINE SELECTIONS
The Cheers National Wine Panel
recommends a lineup of top quality/value champagnes and sparkling wines.
What better time than the fall holiday season to present a selection of champagnes and sparkling wines? Great as an aperitif, an accompaniment to a wide range of holiday meals and as a celebratory beverage, sparkling wine is one of the most under-appreciated wine categories among American consumers. With this in mind, we asked the Cheers National Wine Panel to suggest some top quality/value champagnes and sparkling wines. As always, these selections include brief tasting notes, a rating and the wine’s suggested retail price (which varies from market to market). —Jack Robertiello
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CHAMPAGNE & SPARKLING WINE
FIVE STARS ***** (99) Krug Rose NV (France). Unbelievable complexity; strawberry, oatmeal, cinnamon, and baked apple pie; possible one of the finest champagnes of all time. ($275)
***** (96) Krug Grand Cuvee NV (France). Impressive, intense aromatics of hot butterscotch and freshly fired cr