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Wine Rules: Tiny bubbles in the New Year

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 03:30

Dec. 27 - In this New Year's episode of Wine Rules, Food and Wine's Executive Wine Editor, Ray Isle, counts down with three stand-out sparkling wines.

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Hi I'm ray I'll an executive wine editor food and wine magazine in this is the -- last point rules. And -- going to be back next year but still we're gonna celebrate and what we're gonna celebrate -- Are sparkling wines for. New Year's -- The classic champagne but there -- a lot of options besides campaign there -- a little less expensive. One of the best its -- which is the (%expletive) line of northeastern states or south of Barcelona in this region. It's made in exactly the same fashion champagne. But it's -- different grapes market Mayo Carolina -- low. These are local rates to Spain. It's kind of similar in that it's got a citrus note -- it's a little more lemon lime -- than what you get in Champaign good -- like this one custom there. Really about fifteen dollars a -- I think this is a spectacular. But -- line for the price. I'm gonna try to make sure. It's not wildly complex. But if you're looking -- a hundred people coming over for New Year's -- and you want to think fund they can drink. This is it this is you know sparkling fun. To some fresh fruit really lovely -- for fifteen dollars a bottle now you can move up. You know wine producing exactly the same way. But from -- the US rotor state. Now -- state comes from Anderson valley California usually find. That sparkling wines come from the coolest regions this has made the same grace that champagne is made with Chardonnay -- mark -- -- And this is a twenty bucks a bottle between two bucks a bottle a little more elegance. I'm a little more complexity that you get in the in the -- More of the country's national champagne notes that you find an actual champagne from France and we've got a little bit that kind of toasted -- character. Well over the Green apple lot of citrus character and that's. That's a really lovely one connected -- dinner -- for New Year's Eve dinner they can also be just a spectacular draped around about midnight. And then last of course. -- real champagne comes from Champaign and north central France missed the region as well as the wind. And technically wrong -- company rose but -- can now this is a step up -- -- this -- seven bucks a model. And this is a rose. It's an unusual rose is that -- -- 100% pinot -- got a little more substance got beautiful delicacy. Lot of flavor to it. We'll do the same thing for a degree angle so -- nice. And this is -- they there was a champagne has become a huge. -- popular category in recent years and it has a little more body a little more richness to the wind you can see that kind of beautiful -- somewhere between pink salmon note. For a period -- has a fantastic campaign. Great for New Year's Eve and like either any of these lines fantastic for the rest of the year as well. I'm ray I'll on the executive wine editor food and wine magazine if you want more caring information about champagne or any other line good food and wine dot com. In the meantime happy 2012. See everyone next year on next episode of wind rules.

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Wine Rules: Tiny bubbles in the New Year

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 03:30