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 from “old vines” it has a tiny bead, fresh baked bread, citrus and floral notes.


Brut Champagne is not only for toasting prior to meals, but is also excellent with most dinners.

The tiny print at the bottom of a Champagne bottle’s label tells a lot about it. This example is an “RM” , It means Recoltant Manipulant meaning it was grown, produced and bottled by the owner. Larger houses usually say “NM” meaning the bought someone else’s grapes., a Negociant Manipulant. Never stop learning. There are three other codes. In Vino Veritas.¬†


Champagne is perfect for Brunch and goes very well with eggs and bacon and a simple tomato salad. The Bruno Gobillard made this morning meal extra special.