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Dom Pérignon

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The wines of Domaine Leroy are amongst the most collectible and long lived in Burgundy. Few estates can boast as broad a collection of wines covering the most important vineyards in the region, nor can they rival the vertical treasures held in the Domaine’s cellars. Winemaking here has always been of the finest quality with […]

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A few years ago, my friends and contributing editors, Edward Lazarus and John Brincko, and I, along with John’s wife, Debbie, and my wife, Laurie, decided to form a group dedicated to drinking old Burgundies from our cellars. We named the group The Old Burgundians, not because of our ages, but because of the old Burgundies that would be our focus.

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Canapés and Savories

It has always been my opinion that the perfect way to begin a very special evening is with a great bottle or two of Champagne and some interesting canapés. I enjoy the stimulation to both the senses and the appetite that a selection of beautifully presented nibbles offers. When accompanied by the world's most celebrated wine, Champagne — the combination is irresistible!

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Dom Pérignon in the Napa Valley

Monday evening, an intimate affair was hosted at a private residence in the Napa Valley to celebrate the wines of Dom Pérignon, while offering a rare insight of upcoming releases for 2010. This is part of a subtle global effort to selectively feature some exclusive offerings—yet to be released—including the Dom Pérignon 2002 vintage (set to release this fall), Dom Pérignon Œnothèque from the 1996 and 1969 vintages and, not lastly, the launch of Dom Pérignon Rosé Œnothèque.

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Champagne — The Wine of Kings

Few wines captivate us to the extent that Champagne does.  Champagne is not just a wine; it’s also a state of mind.  Enjoying the luxury of Champagne is what made Dom Perignon exclaim at his first sip, “Come quickly, I am drinking the stars.” Legend has it that Marilyn Monroe once took a bath in […]

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Society of Bacchus Wine Notes

Note that the wines from all three of Dick Chang’s events and the wines from the Society’s 50th Anniversary event are mixed together in order by type of wine. There is a code after each wine indicating at which of the events the wine was served.

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