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Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noir

Scoring 16+ Dionysian points, with 12% alcohol, and costing about $25, a little more than half that for a 375ml, the Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noirs was charming….


2006 Dom Perignon

At $150, with 12.5% alcohol, the 2006 Dom Perignon Champagne produced by Moet Hennessy, scored 19+ points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. Tiny bubbles, crisp citrus laced with…


2004 Lelarge Pugeot Champagne

Older Vintage Champagne has unique complexities. The 2004 Lelarge Pugeot Champagne Preminer Cru  from Vrigny in the Champagne regions of Northern France, has 12% alcohol, cost about $80,…


Lanson Champagne

Scoring 17+ points on the 20-point Dionysian scale, the 12.5% alcohol Non-Vintage Lanson Champagne Depuis 1760 Black Label was more than worth its $45 cost.  The bubbly was…


Serveaux Fils Champagne

With 12.5% alcohol, costing under $45, and scoring 18 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20, the multi-vintage Champagne Serveaux Fils Cuvee Pinot Meunier is excellent….


Simonsig Brut Rose’ & Brut

The 2015 Simonsig Brut Kaapse Vonkel South African sparkling wine, and its sister, the 2015 Simonsig Brut Rose’ Kaapse Vonkel both scored 17+ points on the Dionysian scale…


Champagne Domaine Bruno Gobillard

The NV Champagne Domaine Bruno Gobillard Brut Vielles Vignes  is 12 % alcohol, cost under $45, and scored an excellent 17 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. Made…


NV Nodus Cava Nature

Nodus Cava Nature is light, absolutely dry with no dosage added and cost around $15. It scores 16 Dionysian points on the 20-point scale. Its 12% alcohol, refreshing…


MV Lelarge-Pugeot Champagne Rose

The multi-vintage Lelarge-Pugeot  Brut Rose Champagne from Vrigny, France scored 18 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20.   Its 12% alcohol is perfect, and it…


Pierre Moncuit Champagne

This RM Champagne Pierre Moncuit Brut , with 12% alcohol, scored 18 Dionysian points out of 20. Tiny bubbles, fresh baked bread, and a medium length aftertaste of toast makes…