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Dr. Konstantin Frank Chateau Frank Blanc De Noir 2009 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2009 Blanc de Noirs "Chateau Frank" is Pinot Noir aged on the lees for about five years (this bottle was disgorged in June 2015--not...
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Dr. Konstantin Frank Chateau Frank Celebre Rose NV 750ml

It is a cheerful pink color and produces a constant stream of bubbles in the fluted glass. The sparkling wine is semi-dry, finishing with a clean...
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Glenora Peach Spumante Nv NV 750ml

Glenora's Peach Spumante is a sweet and frity accompaniment to any festive occasion. Bottle fermentation and classic grape varieties provide...
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Goose Watch Golden Spumante 750ml

This spicy and aromatic red wine is made with an extract imported from Sweden which contains cinnamon, cloves, cardamon and ginger. Add raisins,...
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Great Western Brut NV 750ml

-A pale, straw colored Champagne that has a crisp flavor with a hint of fruit. The Cuvee is a blend orf Aurore, Delaware, Chardonnay and Catawba.-...
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Great Western Extra Dry 750ml

Recommended - Very pale straw with a platinum cast. Moderately light-bodied. Moderately extracted. Bright floral aromas lead sweet, vaguely...

Champagne Blend New York United States

The sparkling wines of Champagne have been revered by wine drinkers for hundreds of years, and even today they maintain their reputation for excellence of flavor and character, and are consistently associated with quality, decadence, and a cause for celebration. Their unique characteristics are partly due to the careful blending of a small number of selected grape varietals, most commonly Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. These grapes, blended in fairly equal quantities, give the wines of Champagne their wonderful flavors and aromas, with the Pinot Noir offering length and backbone, and the Chardonnay varietal giving its acidity and dry, biscuity nature. It isn't unusual to sometimes see Champagne labeled as 'blanc de blanc', meaning it is made using only Chardonnay varietal grapes, or 'blanc de noir', which is made solely with Pinot Noir.

New York state has a wine history which stretches back to the mid-17th century, when Dutch settlers first began cultivating grape vines in the Hudson Valley. Since then, the wine industry of New York has grown from strength to strength, mixing the old with the new as wineries continue to experiment with modern techniques alongside their traditional heritage. Indeed, certain wineries in New York state hold a claim to being amongst the oldest and most well established in the New World, with at least one dating back over three hundred and fifty years. New York state is responsible for a relatively small range of grape varietals, due to its cooler, damper climate, but many varietals such as Riesling and Seyval Blanc thrive in such conditions and produce wines a of singular quality.

Of all the New World wine countries, perhaps the one which has demonstrated the most flair for producing high quality wines - using a combination of traditional and forward-thinking contemporary methods - has been the United States of America. For the past couple of centuries, the United States has set about transforming much of its suitable land into vast vineyards, capable of supporting a wide variety of world-class grape varietals which thrive on both the Atlantic and the Pacific coastlines. Of course, we immediately think of sun-drenched California in regards to American wines, with its enormous vineyards responsible for the New World's finest examples of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot based wines, but many other states have taken to viticulture in a big way, with impressive results. Oregon, Washington State and New York have all developed sophisticated and technologically advanced wine cultures of their own, and the output of U.S wineries is increasing each year as more and more people are converted to their produce.