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Palate Press Hosts Pol Roger Tasting

Join bubble lovers, wine writers, fine wine shops and restaurants across the country as Palate Press: the online wine magazine, and its entire Editorial Board taste the wines of Pol Roger online with Pol Roger'...
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NV Moutard Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée

Medium mousse, with bright apple flavors and a toasted bread yeasty background. Soft citrus flavors, Meyer lemon and Valencia orange peel, appear on the mid-palate and surpass the apple on the finish. This is very pretty wine at a reasonable price, but lacks layers of flavors found in great Champagnes. Drink with stone crabs.
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NV Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label Champagne

Golden with persistent bubbles. A bright, lightly yeasty nose with fruit and a touch of toast in the flavor, which is creamy and even has a bit of anise. Medium-big body holds up well with foods. Lively citric finish, long, with minerality and then toast at the end. This season it also comes in a little yellow fridge case, which keeps a chilled bottle at drinking temperature for a couple hours if you're traveling to a friend's house. For more info see Becky Sue's website.
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NV Veuve Clicquot Rosé Champagne

Medium salmon-pink, fine mousse. Delightful light yeast, fruit, and toast in aroma which intensifies in the flavor. The finish is moderately long with raspberry and tart blackberry and mineral-citric edges. The fruit becomes more pronounced with food, especially with a great pairing like lobster. This season the rosé is packaged with a pink zippered cover which keeps a chilled bottle cooled to the correct temperature for drinking, for a good two hours. For more info see Becky Sue's blog.
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International Champagne Day

October 28th is the First International #Champagne Day. Champagne on a weekday? Absolutely. If you're out, order a glass. If you're home, no need to save that bottle forever, wondering if you'll ever have a...
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NV Jean Laurent Champagne, Blanc de Noirs Brut

This is a lovely glass of bubbles. When first opened it displayed a lot of lemon flavors, but after just a few minutes it showed far more complexity and depth. There was lightly yeasty well-browned toast, almonds, loads of pears and apples, pineapple and the original lemon coming through late. The finish is 20-30 seconds or more. Disgorgement date July 2008.