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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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NV Moet & Chandon Nectar Imperial

The 12% alcohol NV Moet & Chandon Nectar Imperial scored 15+ points on the Dionysian Scale of 20. It cost under $49. It’s sweet enough to serve with…