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Feb. 3, 2015

Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte: FREE Tasting Feb. 3rd!!

nicolas-feuillatte-brutI am wildly excited to be able to welcome the export director of the esteemed Champagne house of Nicolas Feuillatte, M. Olivier Zorel,  to VINO this coming Tuesday for a remarkable, and even more remarkably FREE drop-in wine tasting of six of their classic Champagnes. You all know I am a gigantic Champagne fan, so that is one reason I am flipping over this tasting. I can also say that in all my years of doing this wine thing, I have rarely if ever heard of a free-to-the-public tasting of Champagnes of this quality. What I’m saying is that this free busload of French fizz isn’t going to making another stop anytime soon, I promise. We’re going to be able to show not just the regular non-vintage bottles, but also THREE VINTAGE CHAMPAGNES, that will show you why people, yours truly very much included, get all worked up for these wines. This is a stunning lineup, and if you happen to among the unfortunate few who think you don’t really like Champagne, then I would challenge you to say the same thing after tasting these….
-n/v NICOLAS FEUILLATTE Brut Reserve $35.95
-n/v NICOLAS FEUILLATTE Brut Rosé $56.95
-n/v NICOLAS FEUILLATTE D’Lucious Rose Demi Sec $55.95
-2005 NICOLAS FEUILLATTE Blanc de Blanc (100% chardonnay) $55.95
-2006 NICOLAS FEUILLATTE Brut  $52.95
-2000 NICOLAS FEUILLATTE Brut $74.95
Holy smokes, I am gasping for air just looking at that list! Did I mention this is a FREE freaking event?! Man, this life is pretty good, isn’t it? To make a good thing even better, all the bubbles being tasted will be available for purchase or order for 10% off the bottle prices listed the night of the event only. Calendar marked? CHECK!!

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