2008 Vintage Champagne Tasting Saturday July 2nd 7:30pm and the best value from Champagne's 2008 vintage on SALE!!!


 



An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have.

Andy Warhol


And you don’t need to have Champagne, but scientists have just proven that Champagne is good for your cognitive functions, IE your brain.  Check out the scientists’ evidence at the end of this e-mail and get your Champagne here!!


I said I was going to work really hard will I was 50 and I made it…I will be spending the rest of my days drinking the world’s greatest wines and traveling to new wine drinking destinations as soon as things get back to normal.  Until then, check out the calendar of events to keep up as we’re going to speed up this “Drinking the good Stuff First” thing.


All sparkling wines are not created equal and Champagne along with some of the finer examples of sparkling wines made with this same method established over the last few hundred years in France's northernmost wine region are NOT the only examples of bubbly that you will find on the table tonight.


Champagne is the name of a region and therefore anything inside the boundaries of Champagne can use this name on their label, everything else is just sparkling wine.  The important thing to look for on the label when it comes to sparkling wines outside of the Champagne region is the method of production and if the words, methode champenoise are there were in business, this means that the sparkling wine in the bottle is made with the same standards that are used in the great wines from the Champagne region of France. 


Tonight, we will be focusing on vintage Champagne from one of the best vintages from the first decade of the new millennium 2008.  This tasting and is limited to 14 tasters and the fee for this event is $395 + tax and this includes dinner!   For reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.

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2008 Vintage Champagne Tasting

Saturday, July 2nd  

7:30 PM


2008 Laurent Perrier Brut Champagne

2008 Henriot Brut Champagne

2008 Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Brut Champagne

2008 Philippe Gonet Belemnita Brut Champagne Grand Cru

2008 Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne Palmes d'Or Grande Cuvee Brut

2008 Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne Palmes d'Or Rose Brut

2008 Dom Perignon Rose Brut Champagne

2008 Piper Heidsieck Rare Rose Brut Champagne

2008 PIPER HEIDSIECK RARE BRUT CHAMPAGNE

2008 Taittinger Comtes De Champagne Rose


Menu

Cheese and Charcuterie

Crispy Panko Potato Cakes with American Sturgeon Caviar and all the Fixins

Shoestring Fries with Truffle and Reggiano Parmesan

Salmon and Mango Tartar with Avocado Aioli and Fresh mint

Crispy Pork Belly Bites with Orange Marmalade

Rare Aussie Wagyu Filet Mignon Sashimi with Ponzu dipping sauce and sticky rice

Chocolate Covered Strawberries


The fee for this tasting which includes dinner is $395 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com


 


Scientific proof that Champagne is good for your brain


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New research shows that drinking one to three glasses of champagne a week may counteract the memory loss associated with ageing, and could help delay the onset of degenerative brain disorders, such as dementia.


Scientists at the University of Reading have shown that the phenolic compounds found in champagne can improve spatial memory, which is responsible for recording information about one's environment, and storing the information for future navigation.


The compounds work by modulating signals in the hippocampus and cortex, which control memory and learning. The compounds were found to favourably alter a number of proteins linked to the effective storage of memories in the brain.  Many of these are known to be depleted with age, making memory storage less efficient, and leading to poorer memory in old age and conditions such as dementia.  Champagne slows these loses and therefore may help prevent the cognitive losses that occur during typical and atypical brain ageing.


Champagne has relatively high levels of phenolics compared to white wine, deriving predominantly from the two red grapes, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, which are used in its production along with the white grape Chardonnay.  It is these phenolic compounds which are believed to be responsible for the beneficial effects of champagne on the brain.


Professor Jeremy Spencer, Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Reading, said: "These exciting results illustrate for the first time that the moderate consumption of champagne has the potential to influence cognitive functioning, such as memory.  Such observations have previously been reported with red wine, through the actions of flavonoids contained within it.


"However, our research shows that champagne, which lacks flavonoids, is also capable of influencing brain function through the actions of smaller phenolic compounds, previously thought to lack biological activity. We encourage a responsible approach to alcohol consumption, and our results suggest that a very low intake of one to two glasses a week can be effective."


Dr. David Vauzour, the researcher on the study, added: "in the near future we will be looking to translate these findings into humans.  This has been achieved successfully with other polyphenol-rich foods, such as blueberry and cocoa, and we predict similar outcomes for moderate Champagne intake on cognition in humans."  


Previous research from the University of Reading revealed that two glasses of champagne a day may be good for your heart and circulation and could reduce the risks of suffering from cardiovascular disease and stroke.



The paper is published in Antioxidants and Redox Signalling.

ENDS



For all media enquiries please contact Alex Brannen 07834 006 243 or James Barr 07788 714376

Notes for editors:

The University of Reading is ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world (THE World University Rankings 2012) and is one of the UK's top research-intensive universities

The Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences is the largest University department of its kind in the UK, combining state of the art teaching facilities, clinical nutrition unit, labs and the largest pilot processing plant in the UK. The Department is internationally recognised for the quality of its research and enjoys a high public profile both domestically and internationally.


The department continues to work with the food industry over a wide range of industrially funded research projects and contracts under our Food Chain and Health research theme. This includes one-to-one funding from multi-national companies through to small and medium sized enterprises.


The Best Value from the 2008 Vintage from Champagne!!!


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2008 LAURENT PERRIER MILLESIME BRUT CHAMPAGNE

Price: $75.00       Your Price: $66.00            Quantity in Stock: 65

(93 Points) The 2008 Brut Millésimé opens in the glass with lovely aromas of lemon oil, green apple, warm biscuits, iodine and mandarin. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and seamless, with an elegantly layered core, a fine, pinpoint mousse and racy balancing acids, concluding with a long and incipiently biscuity finish. This is a classy vintage Champagne that will develop beautiful complexity in the cellar. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate


NV LAURENT-PERRIER "LA CUVÉE" BRUT CHAMPAGNE

Price: $72.00       Your Price: $63.36            Quantity in Stock: 5


NV LAURENT PERRIER HARMONY DEMI SEC CHAMPAGNE

Price: $72.00       Your Price: $63.36            Quantity in Stock: 7


 


NV LAURENT PERRIER BRUT ULTRA CHAMPAGNE

Price: $66.00       Your Price: $58.08            Quantity in Stock: 1


NV LAURENT PERRIER ROSE BRUT CHAMPAGNE

Price: $82.50       Your Price: $72.60


N/V LAURENT-PERRIER "LA CUVÉE" BRUT CHAMPAGNE (375ML)

Price: $38.25       Your Price: $33.66            Quantity in Stock: 16


NV LAURENT PERRIER GRAND SIECLE #25 CHAMPAGNE BRUT

Price: $225.00    Your Price: $198.00


2004 LAURENT PERRIER CUVEE ALEXANDRA ROSE CHAMPAGNE

Price: $375.00    Your Price: $330.00          Quantity in Stock: 2


2004 LAURENT PERRIER CUVEE ALEXANDRA ROSE CHAMPAGNE MAGNUM

Price: $756.00    Your Price: $665.28          Quantity in Stock: 1


 MV LAURENT-PERRIER GRAND SIECLE GRANDE CUVEE - BRUT ITERATION NO. 17 MAGNUM

Price: $1575.00  Your Price: $1386.00        Quantity in Stock: 1


 


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NV HENRIOT CHAMPAGNE BLANC DE BLANCS CUVEE 38 MAGNUM

Price: $598.50    Your Price: $526.68          Quantity in Stock: 1


NV HENRIOT SOUVERAIN BRUT CHAMPAGNE

Price: $48.75       Your Price: $42.90            Quantity in Stock: 31


NV HENRIOT ROSE BRUT CHAMPAGNE

Price: $72.00       Your Price: $63.36


2012 HENRIOT BRUT MILLESIME CHAMPAGNE

Price: $105.00    Your Price: $92.40


NV HENRIOT CHAMPAGNE BLANC DE BLANCS GIFTBOX WITH 2 FLUTES

Price: $72.00       Your Price: $63.36


NV HENRIOT ROSE GARDEN GIFT BOX BRUT CHAMPAGNE

Price: $72.00       Your Price: $63.36            Quantity in Stock: 2


 2006 HENRIOT CUVEE HEMERA BRUT CHAMPAGNE

Price: $180.00    Your Price: $158.40


2012 HENRIOT BRUT ROSE MILLESIME CHAMMPAGNE

Price: $117.00    Your Price: $102.96


NV HENRIOT BLANC DE BLANC CHAMPAGNE

Price: $72.00       Your Price: $63.36            Quantity in Stock: 18


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2012 VEUVE CLICQUOT LA GRANDE DAME YAYOI KUSAMA EDITION

Price: $251.00    Your Price: $220.88          Quantity in Stock: 2


NV VEUVE CLICQUOT ROSE RICH

Price: $101.25    Your Price: $89.10            Quantity in Stock: 2


2008 VEUVE CLICQUOT BRUT ROSE

Price: $93.50       Your Price: $82.28            Quantity in Stock: 2


NV VEUVE CLICQUOT ROSE BRUT CHAMPAGNE

Price: $80.00       Your Price: $70.40


2006 VEUVE CLICQUOT LA GRANDE DAME

Price: $187.50    Your Price: $165.00


NV VEUVE CLICQUOT YELLOW LABEL BRUT CHAMPAGNE

Price: $54.00       Your Price: $47.52            Quantity in Stock: 32


NV VEUVE CLICQUOT "YELLOW LABEL" BRUT CHAMPAGNE 375ML

Price: $46.25       Your Price: $40.70


2012 VEUVE CLICQUOT VINTAGE ROSE BRUT CHAMPAGNE

Price: $102.50    Your Price: $90.20


NV VEUVE CLIQUOT DEMI SEC CHAMPAGNE

Price: $75.50       Your Price: $66.44            Quantity in Stock: 4


 


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NV PHILIPPE GONET BLANC DE BLANCS ROY SOLEIL GRAND CRU

Price: $90.00       Your Price: $79.20            Quantity in Stock: 8


NV PHILIPPE GONET CHAMPAGNE ROSE BRUT

Price: $55.00       Your Price: $48.40            Quantity in Stock: 18


2011 PHILIPPE GONET BRUT MILLESIME CHAMPAGNE

Price: $82.50       Your Price: $72.60            Quantity in Stock: 8


NV PHILIPPE GONET BLANC DE BLANCS BRUT SIGNATURE

Price: $49.50       Your Price: $43.56            Quantity in Stock: 32


NV PHILIPPE GONET BLANC DE BLANCS CUVEE “TER” BRUT CHAMPAGNE

Price: $67.50       Your Price: $59.40            Quantity in Stock: 22


NV PHILIPPE GONET BLANC DE BLANCS EXTRA BRUT 3210

Price: $85.50       Your Price: $75.24            Quantity in Stock: 3


NV PHILIPPE GONET ROSE BRUT CHAMPAGNE LE MESNIL SUR OGER MAGNUM

Price: $149.00    Your Price: $131.12          Quantity in Stock: 9


NV PHILIPPE GONET BLANC DE BLANCS EXTRA BRUT 3210 MAGNUM

Price: $132.00    Your Price: $116.16          Quantity in Stock: 4


2007 PHILIPPE GONET MILLESIME BLANC DE BLANCS BRUT CHAMPAGNE MAGNUM

Price: $150.00    Your Price: $132.00          Quantity in Stock: 4


NV PHILIPPE GONET BLANCS DE BLANCS SIGNATURE CHAMPAGNE (MAGNUM)

Price: $139.00    Your Price: $122.32          Quantity in Stock: 11


 NV PHILIPPE GONET BLANCS DE BLANCS SIGNATURE CHAMPAGNE 3 LITER

Price: $395.00    Your Price: $347.60          Quantity in Stock: 1


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2008 NICOLAS FEUILLATTE CHAMPAGNE PALMES D'OR GRANDE CUVEE

Price: $168.75    Sale Price: $148.50           Quantity in Stock: 15


2008 NICOLAS FEUILLATTE PALMES D'OR ROSE CHAMPAGNE

Price: $278.00    Sale Price: $244.64           Quantity in Stock: 3


NV NICOLAS FEUILLATTE BRUT ROSE CHAMPAGNE

Price: $49.75       Sale Price: $43.78             Quantity in Stock: 9


NV NICOLAS FEUILLATTE BRUT DEMI-SEC ROSE D'LUSCIOUS

Price: $78.75       Your Price: $69.30            Quantity in Stock: 1


NV NICOLAS FEUILLATTE TERROIR PREMIER CRU BRUT CHAMPAGNE

Price: $75.00       Sale Price: $66.00             Quantity in Stock: 12


 NV NICOLAS FEUILLATTE BRUT GASTRONOM RESERVE CHAMPAGNE

Price: $33.75       Sale Price: $28.68             Quantity in Stock: 22


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2008 DOM PERIGNON ROSE BRUT CHAMPAGNE

Price: $485.00    Your Price: $426.80          Quantity in Stock: 2


2009 DOM PERIGNON LUMINOUS COLLECTION BRUT MILLESIME

Price: $450.00    Your Price: $396.00          Quantity in Stock: 2


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2008 PIPER HEIDSIECK RARE ROSE BRUT CHAMPAGNE

Price: $510.00    Your Price: $448.80          Quantity in Stock: 2


2008 PIPER HEIDSIECK RARE BRUT CHAMPAGNE

Price: $199.50    Your Price: $175.56


PIPER HEIDSIECK EXTRA DRY CHAMPAGNE

Price: $50.25       Your Price: $44.22            Quantity in Stock: 4


NV PIPER HEIDSIECK BRUT CHAMPAGNE

Price: $45.00       Your Price: $39.60


PIPER HEIDSIECK CUVEE SUBLIME DEMI SEC

Price: $54.75       Your Price: $48.18


2006 PIPER HEIDSIECK RARE BRUT CHAMPAGNE

Price: $172.50    Your Price: $151.80


NV PIPER HEIDSIECK ROSE SAUVAGE BRUT CHAMPAGNE

Price: $67.50       Your Price: $59.40            Quantity in Stock: 14


 




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