Ultimate Vintage Champagne Tasting Part II

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 07:30 PM

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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 some of the best vintages from the first decade of the new millennium.  This tasting and is limited to 14 tasters and the fee for this event is $695 + tax and this includes dinner!   For reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.

Ultimate Vintage Champagne Tasting at Wine Watch
Thursday, April 29th
7:30 PM
1982 Perrier Jouet Belle Epoche Rose Brut Champagne
1983 Taittinger Comte De Champagne Blanc De Blanc Brut
1986 Taittinger Comte de Champagne Rose Brut
1988 Krug Collection Brut Champagne
1990 Krug Clos Du Mesnil Brut Champagne
2000 Dom Perignon Oenotheque P2 Champagne
2002 Lallier Champagne Millesime Grand Cru Brut
2002 Pommery Brut Champagne Cuvee Louise
2004 Laurent Perrier Cuvee Alexandra Rose Champagne
2006 Piper Heidsieck Rare Brut Champagne
2005 Champagne Drappier Grand Sendree
NV David Leclapart Champagne L'Astre Extra Brut Blanc de Noirs
NV Henriot Champagne Blanc de Blancs Cuvee 38 Magnum

 

Menu
Selection of Cheese and Charcuterie
Mini Potatoes filled with American Sturgeon Caviar and all the fixins
Shoestring Fries with Truffle Oil and Fresh Shaved Reggiano Parmesan
Scallop Carpaccio with Candied Orange and edible Harpke Farms Flowers and Micro Greens
Korean BBQ Kurobuta Pork Ribs with Avocado Fries
Chicken Bang Bang with Bearnaise Sauce
Strawberries chocolate Bombs

The fee for this tasting which includes dinner is $695 + 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.

All the Champagne in the store from these producers

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2012 Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque Brut Champagne
Price: $157.50    Your Price: $138.60    Quantity in Stock: 8
1985 Perrier Jouet Cuvée Belle Epoque 3 Liter
Price: $3000.00  Sale Price: $2500.00   Quantity in Stock: 1

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2006 Taittinger Comtes De Champagne Rose
Price: $255.00    Your Price: $224.40    Quantity in Stock: 1
2007 Taittinger Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne Reims
Price: $157.50    Your Price: $138.60    Quantity in Stock: 3
2006 Taittinger Comtes De Champagne Blanc de Blanc MAGNUM
Price: $483.25    Your Price: $425.26    Quantity in Stock: 2
NV Taittinger Brut La Francaise Champagne
Price: $45.00      Your Price: $39.60      Quantity in Stock: 25
2012 Taittinger Millesime Brut Champagne
Price: $93.00      Your Price: $81.84      Quantity in Stock: 4
2013 Taittinger Millesime Brut Champagne
Price: $95.75      Your Price: $84.26      Quantity in Stock: 5
Taittinger Prelude Brut NV
Price: $90.00      Your Price: $79.20      Quantity in Stock: 9
NV Taittinger Nocturne Sec Champagne
Price: $72.00      Your Price: $63.36      Quantity in Stock: 2

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1990 Krug Clos Du Mesnil Brut Champagne
Price: $1975.00  Your Price: $1738.00 Quantity in Stock: 3
2000 Krug "Clos du Mesnil" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Price: $1700.00  Sale Price: $1350.00   Quantity in Stock: 3
2004 Krug Clos Du Mesnil Brut Champagne
Price: $1316.25  Your Price: $1158.30 Quantity in Stock: 1
2006 Krug Clos Du Mesnil Brut Blanc De Blanc
Price: $1316.25  Your Price: $1158.30 Quantity in Stock: 1

2000 Krug Clos d'Ambonnay Brut Champagne
Price: $2929.50  Your Price: $2577.96 Quantity in Stock: 1

1988 Krug Collection Brut Champagne
Price: $1230.00  Your Price: $1082.40 Quantity in Stock: 2
1988 Krug Vintage Brut Champagne
Price: $1595.00  Sale Price: $1250.00   Quantity in Stock: 1
1998 Krug Vintage Brut Champagne 3 Liter
Price: $3500.00  Sale Price: $3080.00   Quantity in Stock: 1
2000 Krug Vintage Brut Champagne
Price: $450.00    Sale Price: $375.00     Quantity in Stock: 3
2003 Krug Brut Champagne MAGNUM
Price: $1057.50  Your Price: $930.60    Quantity in Stock: 1
2006 Krug Vintage Brut Champagne
Price: $378.00    Your Price: $332.64    Quantity in Stock: 5

MV Krug Rose Brut Champagne 24th Edition
Price: $410.00    Your Price: $360.80    Quantity in Stock: 2

MV Krug Grande Cuvee Brut Champagne 169th Edition (375ml)
Price: $95.00      Sale Price: $79.00       Quantity in Stock: 85
MV Krug Grande Cuvee 168th Edition Champagne
Price: $231.75    Your Price: $203.94    Quantity in Stock: 9
MV Krug Grand Cuvee 166th Edition Champagne Magnum
Price: $537.00    Your Price: $472.56    Quantity in Stock: 1
NV Krug Grand Cuvee 167th Edition Champagne
Price: $231.75    Your Price: $203.94    Quantity in Stock: 11
Krug Grande Cuvee 163rd Edition Brut Champagne
Price: $231.75    Your Price: $203.94    Quantity in Stock: 4

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2000 Dom Perignon Oenotheque P2 Champagne
Price: $435.00    Your Price: $382.80    Quantity in Stock: 1
2002 Dom Perignon Oenotheque P2 Champagne
Price: $435.00    Your Price: $382.80    Quantity in Stock: 6

2010 Dom Perignon Brut Champagne
Price: $225.75    Your Price: $198.66    Quantity in Stock: 4
2009 Dom Perignon Brut Champagne MAGNUM
Price: $750.00    Your Price: $660.00    Quantity in Stock: 1
2008 Dom Perignon Brut Champagne Magnum
Price: $755.00    Your Price: $664.40    Quantity in Stock: 4
2008 Dom Perignon Brut Champagne 3 Liter
Price: $2795.00  Your Price: $2459.60 Quantity in Stock: 2
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2002 Lallier Champagne Millesime Grand Cru Brut
Price: $103.50    Your Price: $91.08      Quantity in Stock: 7
NV Champagne Lallier Rose Grand Cru Champagne
Price: $64.50      Your Price: $56.76      Quantity in Stock: 2

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2004 Laurent Perrier Cuvee Alexandra Rose Champagne
Price: $360.00    Your Price: $316.80    Quantity in Stock: 2
NV Laurent-Perrier Grand Siecle No. 24 Sun King Jacket Bottle in Gift Box
Price: $159.00    Your Price: $139.92    Quantity in Stock: 6
MV Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle Grand Cuvee Champagne Brut #22 Magnum
Price: $375.00    Sale Price: $330.00     Quantity in Stock: 1
MV Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle Grand Cuvee Champagne Brut #20 (96,97,99) Magnum
Price: $375.00    Sale Price: $330.00     Quantity in Stock: 3
NV Laurent Perrier Rose Brut Champagne
Price: $80.25      Your Price: $70.62      Quantity in Stock: 25
NV Laurent Perrier Rose NV Champagne Constellation
Price: $93.00      Your Price: $81.84      Quantity in Stock: 2
NV Laurent-Perrier "La Cuvée" Brut Champagne
Price: $45.00      Your Price: $39.60      Quantity in Stock: 13
N/V Laurent-Perrier "La Cuvée" Brut Champagne (375ML)
Price: $22.25      Your Price: $19.58      Quantity in Stock: 5
NV Laurent Perrier Harmony Demi Sec Champagne
Price: $45.00      Your Price: $39.60      Quantity in Stock: 2

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NV Henriot Champagne Blanc de Blancs Cuvee 38 Magnum
Price: $598.50    Your Price: $526.68    Quantity in Stock: 2
NV Henriot Souverain Brut Champagne
Price: $45.00      Your Price: $39.60      Quantity in Stock: 102
NV Henriot Rose Brut Champagne
Price: $66.00      Your Price: $58.08      Quantity in Stock: 13
2008 Henriot Brut Millesime Champagne
Price: $99.75      Your Price: $87.78      Quantity in Stock: 40

NV Henriot Rose Garden Gift Box Brut Champagne
Price: $66.00      Your Price: $58.08      Quantity in Stock: 5
2005 Henriot Cuvee Hemera Brut Champagne
Price: $199.75    Your Price: $175.78    Quantity in Stock: 1
NV Henriot Champagne Blanc de Blancs Giftbox with 2 Flutes
Price: $59.75      Your Price: $52.58      Quantity in Stock: 26

2006 Piper Heidsieck Rare Brut Champagne
Price: $172.50    Your Price: $151.80    Quantity in Stock: 2
Piper Heidsieck Extra Dry Champagne
Price: $50.25      Your Price: $44.22      Quantity in Stock: 7
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2005 Champagne Drappier Grand Sendree
Price: $139.00    Your Price: $122.32    Quantity in Stock: 12
NV Drappier Charles De Gaulle Brut Champagne
Price: $90.00      Your Price: $79.20      Quantity in Stock: 1
NV Drappier Blanc de Blanc Signature Brut Champagne
Price: $63.00      Your Price: $55.44      Quantity in Stock: 5

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David Leclapart Champagne L'Astre Extra Brut Blanc de Noirs
Price: $215.00    Your Price: $189.20    Quantity in Stock: 3
2014 David Leclapart Champagne L’Amateur Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs
Price: $95.75      Your Price: $84.26      Quantity in Stock: 1
2012 David Leclapart Champagne L'Aphrodisiaque Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs
Price: $275.00    Your Price: $242.00    Quantity in Stock: 2
2011 David Leclapart Champagne L'Artiste Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs
Price: $175.00    Your Price: $154.00    Quantity in Stock: 3
2011 David Leclapart Champagne L'Apotre Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs
Price: $399.75    Your Price: $351.78    Quantity in Stock: 1

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