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Monday, August 29, 2016 11:25 PM
Every once in a while,a customer will ask us how we resist temptation, working in a place surrounded by bottles of wine from all over the world. The answer is:we don’t resist it; we like wine, so we drink it. Okay, we spend far more time here in the shop than any customer would, so from a time spent in shop per bottle purchased ratio, it may appear that we do resist temptation … most of the time.While stocking our sales floor this morning,it wasn’t a surprise to find several empty bins that needed refilling. Apart from their emptiness, the other thing these bins had in common were theorange sale signs; there are a solid dozen or so wines around the shop that I would consider outright steals now that they have been marked down. On the short list of the finest of these wines is theNV Pascal Doquet Grand Cru Le Mesnil Sur Oger Blanc de Blancs Champagne.
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 12:06 AM
September 20, 2015;the last Sunday of summer. Time flies, that’s for sure. But unlike the stock market, traffic on the bridge, or the fortune of your favorite team,the fact that time moves on is predictable with 100% accuracy. Keeping that in mind, without getting too far ahead of myself, this meansOctober, November, and December are coming next. What might bea good ideato stock up on for these 3 upcoming months? Something that was recently poured for me comes to mind:The NV Pascal Doquet Horizon Champagne might come in handy as we ride out Q4 of 2015.
Friday, November 7, 2014 10:07 PM
As I wrote above, The Wine House staff had occasion to celebrate this week. A local team we all like to root for in a sport we all enjoy following won an important series, so after spending the day analyzing the victory (& working), at the end of the business day, we selected something worthy with which to clink our glasses: Arlaux’s Brut Rosé. It had been some time since I last drank this Rosé. I always considered Arlaux’s Rosé to be the perfect bathtub wine; languishing in scented bath water, soaking away the stress and sipping something special and bubbly. I could sure use such a soak and a sip. A Friday Halloween sent droves of trick-or-treaters past my front door. Explain to me how it can be so exhausting handing out candy to little children? At any rate, next time you find yourself in need of something special and bubbly, whether it be for a soak in the tub, marking a win, or any type of holiday festivity, check out Arlaux’s Brut Rosé. It is a wise choice! – Anya Balistreri
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 9:30 PM
|We are OUT of the old spot and IN the new Dogpatch location at 829 26th Street (@ 3rd St). Phones are working, computers are plugged in and we are open for business! Though all of our wine is on site, the sales floor has yet to be fully stocked. We’re hustling, trying to get everything put in its place.
On Monday evening, after the movers left and the staff was finally all together at the new location for the first time, to celebrate we opened one of TWH’s favorite Champagnes, Pascal Doquet’s non-vintage Premier Cru Brut Rose! It is always delicious, but this time after a couple days of heavy lifting and dust breathing, Doquet’s Brut Rose tasted all the more spectacular. Cherries in the snow, crisp, fragrant, delicate, refined, with only a promise of fruit.It is a very exciting time for TWH. We’ve already had several folks from the neighborhood come in to introduce themselves and we’ve welcomed WH customers who have popped on by to take a look at our new store/warehouse and to pick up some wine. To say we are completely moved in is a tiny bit of a stretch, but we’ll do our best to serve your vinous needs – so come on by soon! – Anya Balistreri
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 8:37 PM
“The 2000 Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru Le Mont Aime is an incredibly elegant, refined wine endowed with layers of perfumed fruit. This beautifully sculpted, detailed wine flows with the essence of ripe pears, flowers, spices and minerals in a style that is both accessible today, but also fresh enough to age gracefully for at least a few years. This is first-class juice. Anticipated maturity: 2015 – 92 points.”
He went on to say, “Pascal Doquet is a small, artisan producer based in Vertus. This is a beautiful set of wines loaded with personality.” We think so too. It’s hip to drink Grower Champagne.
So let’s treat October like October … it’s Halloween next week! I haven’t heard about any costumes from anyone yet, but I’m sure I will be seeing them. November comes next, and it will be fun to change our clocks back and enjoy the indoor life with the longer nights. Thanksgiving isn’t too far away now, and there’s no better way to kick off the festivities with friends and loved ones than with a bottle of fine Grower Champagne. Actually, if anyone feels like a festive celebration is in order next week, perhaps a bottle of 2000 Pascal Doquet Premier Cru Le Mont Aimé Blanc de Blancs is the ticket! – Peter Zavialoff
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments about Grower Champagne or tomorrow’s big, massive game (I mean the footy match): peter.winehouse@
Thursday, December 29, 2011 6:19 PM
I am rarely surprised anymore by the things people say to me on the subject of wine. However, during a trip to Brooklyn a couple months ago for my friend’s wedding, I stopped into a small, and what I determined to be quite reputable, wine shop. I struck up a conversation with one of the employees. Upon asking him if they had any small grower Champagne, I was met with a somewhat astonished facial expression followed by “you guys know about grower Champagne out in California?!” I had to stop myself from laughing hysterically lest I come off as a phony (psst, I’m not really from California) AND offensive.
That said, I know we can be a bit Californicentric with our wine selections on the west coast, but when it comes to bubbles, well…. in the words of one of our favorite Californian winemakers when I asked him what he’s drinking these days… “Champagne. Especially from growers. That’s pretty exciting to me.” So yes world, we know all about Champagne!!! It is delicious; It is festive; It is one of the most diverse and versatile wines on the planet; It is exciting. Oh, and it’s available in California!
Grower Champagne – Champagne made from vines grown on and bottled by a single estate – is not necessarily inherently superior (or inferior for that matter) to one made by a négociant or co-op, but many small grower Champagnes today offer a distinct type of drinking experience that diverges from the larger producers. Not to mention the fact that it’s nice to know where the grapes for your wine come from. TWH carries both categories proudly and with discerning standards. All of our Champagnes represent the absolute best of the various sub-regions, styles, and producers from a region renowned for its pivotal role in history as the place for royal inaugurations and celebrations. Oh, and did we mention that our Champagnes are celebrity-endorsed?
Last night before we closed up shop, TWH staff was treated to a bottle of the 1999 Pascal Doquet Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Le Mesnil (That’s Pascal in the pic above, btw). The freshness, the vibrancy, and the complexity of this wine, after all these years, was mind-blowing. It’s nowhere close to retiring. And even after a long day of work, in the back of our warehouse, with no cause for celebration per se, we had a sense that the moment was special. THIS is why we drink Champagne. Happy New Year! ~ Emily Crichton
** Here are a few of our favorite bubbles in stock **
Arlaux is a tiny Champagne house run by Christine Marechal. A recoltant-manipulant, Marechal is based in Vrigny, and owns just 7 hectares of Premier Cru vines, predominantly Chardonnay but with both Pinots planted alongside, on the north-western edge of the Petite Montagne de Reims. All of the Arlaux wines are made from the first pressing only and following both fermentations, are aged in the Arlaux cellars before release, with up to three years for the basic non-vintage cuvees, and up to five years for the reserve non-vintage and vintage wines. The entry level non-vintage is the Brut NV, a blend of 50% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier and just 10% Chardonnay.-
1998 Arlaux Brut Millesime
This has a lovely character on the nose, which is evolving and interesting. There is elegant but rich tropical fruit with a lemon twist, and a nutty element coming in behind. The palate is impressive, defined and linear, but also creamy and harmonious. There is great fruit texture, fine acidity and perfect balance. A delicious wine which is very approachable now. –, March 2009
NV Pascal Doquet Brut Blanc de Blancs
92 Points– Wine & Spirits December 2008
Pascal and his wife Laure own and operate this fabulous small grower Champagne domaine in the town of Vertus, located near Avize. The Doquet’s Champagnes are made entirely from their 15 hectares (2.5 Grand Cru / 12.5 Premier Cru) which are all farmed organically and hand harvested.
In the Cellar the wines ferment in both tank and cask before being bottled to under go secondary fermentation where they are allowed to rest on their lees for a minimum of 2 years but often up to 3 before disgorgement; much longer than the law requires. This technique and patience allows for the wines to develop richness and depth.
This Brut Blanc de Blancs cuvee was aged in tanks for 6 months, including 3 months sur-lies. The wine is a blend 2 vintages: 67% of 2004 and 33% of 2002, and was bottled in April 2005.
NV Pascal Doquet Brut Rose 1er Cru
91 Points– Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
This Rose Brut Premier Cru cuvee comes from the Southern Cote des Blancs: Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Vertus, Bergeres-les-Vertus. The wine was aged in tanks for 6 months, including 3 months sur-lies. A Chardonnay base is used along with some Pinot Noir from Vertus. This is a blend of 2005, 2004 and 2003 vintages, which was bottled in April 2006.
NV Pascal Doquet Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Le Mesnil
92 Points– Wine & Spirits December 2008
This Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs cuvee (100% Chardonnay) comes from Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, and was aged in tanks for 6 months, including 4 months sur-lies. The wine is a blend 3 vintages: 73% of 1999, 7% of 1998 and 20% of 1996, and was bottled in April 2000.
*2000 Pascal Doquet Brut 1er Cru Mont Aime
*1999 Pascal Doquet Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Le Mesnil
NV Pierre Peters Cuvee de Reserve Blanc de Blancs
Friday, October 21, 2011 3:47 PM
Je rêve. There’s a lot going on these days. Sure, there’s a new Wilco album out, but that’s not what I’m on about.We’ve told you about the recent container which brought loads of goodies from France. Guess what? There’s another French container about to set sail that’s full of good stuff. On its heals is another container from Italy, and then there will be one from Bordeaux! Expect a full warehouse and frantic TWH staff come late November through January! We’re 8 matches into footy season, the Champions’ league resumes Wednesday, and I’ve embarked on a new music venture. So yeah, there’s a lot going on. But still I dream. And I dream big. So I’m thinking about all this stuff and what it’s going to feel like when it all goes down successfully. What to drink? Champagne. Real Champagne.
Early last month I celebrated a birthday, and though I always drink Gold Wine from Barsac/Sauternes on my birthday, my colleagues here at TWH nonchalantly invited me to the tasting table the Friday before, and there before my eyes were several Champagne flutes a-glistenin’. There’s just something about those bubbles. They were perched there, alive and energetic, like thoroughbreds in the gates of the Kentucky Derby waiting to bust out. A glass was handed to me, and as they say, “They’re off!” A quick toast, and a quick sip, and a double take. The Champagne they chose for my birthday? NV Arlaux. I’ve had the Arlaux Champagnes many times over the course of my gig here at TWH, and I’ve had high praise for it as well. But there was something particularly special about this bottle (which came from a recent container). It had all the fruit and mineral complexity, but that brioche/hazelnut nuance was strongly pronounced and we were all amazed at what we had in our glasses. The bottle didn’t last long as we were happily tasting and engrossed in praising the exquisite elixir. Everyone walked away from that tasting with a strong reminder that it’sthe little guys that make truly great Champagne.
So yes, we’re busy getting wine on the water and we’ll probably do something special for our upcoming 34th Anniversary. The holidays are creeping up and will be here before you know it, and with an eye on footy and an ear in the studio, I’ve got a full plate of things to do. I ain’t afraid. With help from my friends and colleagues, it will all go down just fine. And we will drink Champagne. The NV Arlaux Champagne, that is. – Peter Zavialoff
Monday, September 26, 2011 4:23 PM
It’s no longer news that Sean Parker of Napster fame threw himself a lavish party across the street from The Wine House this past Thursday. The activity outside our door began last Saturday with the building of an outside stage that was only to be dismantled by Monday morning. Permit problems perhaps? Tuesday things ramped up again and the construction crews were hustling. Thank you to all TWH customers who braved the trucks and inconveniences to visit our store. We appreciate your patronage especially since our normally easy parking situation became a bit trickier. Remember, the spaces in front of our store are for our customers and you can always block our loading dock if there aren’t any deliveries being made at the time.
We have some good stories to share if you are curious about what goes on when an event of this scale happens outside your door. There is one story in particular that I can’t resist retelling. It goes like this: a well-dressed woman rushes into our store with a list and asks if we have Wine X or Champagne Y. We had Wine X but not Champagne Y, a recognizable mass-produced label. We suggested the Doquet Rosé but she said it hadto be Champagne Y… specific orders of the band. Three hours later she was back, looking slightly more frazzled, asking for another bottle of Rosé Champagne. Again we didn’t have the label requested, and again we recited the virtues of small-grower Champagne and pointed out the superiority of Pascal Doquet’s Premiers Crus Rosé. She said, (and I’ll paraphrase here) “Great, it’s for Snoop Dogg—we’ve got his fried chicken and mac-n-cheese and now his Rosé Champagne; he’s chill.” I have been expounding the virtues of fried chicken and Rosé Champagne for years. It’s a magnificent combination of high and low, acidity and salty, bubbly and crunchy. My groupie days are long gone. Today my “Rock Stars” tend to be winemakers, but still I can’t help get a kick out of knowing Mr. Gin and Juice was drinking Doquet Rosé, purchased at TWH, before the show! How cool is that? Small-grower Champagnes may have finally found their spokesman. Move over Cristal, Farmer Fizz has arrived on the scene!
Pascal Doquet’s Rosé has a gorgeous vibrant pink color that immediately delights the eyes, setting all the other senses on alert for something great to come! The aromas gently float up revealing delicately crushed red berry fruit and a lovely yeasty note. The wine is classic Doquet with its subtle fruit notes, stealth minerality and long, long finish. It is refined and sophisticated with an earthy note that surprises and delights….lots of layers lurking beyond that initial wave of berry fruit.
The guys kept the shop open late on Thursday. I wanted to stay too but I felt the start of a cold and I arranged to take Friday off so that I could go on a field trip to a rock quarry with my daughter’s 2nd grade class. Oh, how the mighty fall! At least I got to hear The Killers’ sound check that included a tasty rendition of “(Sittin’On) The Dock of the Bay”.
Saturday, April 9, 2011 4:26 PM
I don’t know if it’s all the daffodils and tulips sprouting up around town or just seasonal allergies going to my head, but I have got Spring Fever like you wouldn’t believe. Unfortunately, it’s not the kind that prompts me to clean my home as if I were about to host the Queen. However, it does have the effect of turning everything I hear or read into something not only spring-related, but something for which the presence of spring could be the only logical explanation.
Which brings us to the portion of the email where I explain what the above quote has to do with spring, and of course, wine (did I mention I also have a tendency to turn everything I see into something wine-related?). It all started when I logged onto our Twitter account this morning and saw this quote. Naturally, it made me smile and think of how spring is the perfect time to celebrate life, friendship, good times of past and those yet to come. In essence, to keep laughing. Cheesy, perhaps, but still apt in my opinion. Moreover, if we are to gather for laughter, we will need something equally apt with which to toast it.
Now for the part of the email that needs very little explanation, as it is almost inevitably “bubbles” that customers ask for when they are about to embark down a celebratory path. That said, this is not the first time, nor the last, that you will hear me say a celebration proper is certainly not necessary for the consumption of sparkling wine. I have and always will be a huge proponent of kicking to the curb any notion suggesting that certain wines be restricted to specific dates, places, weather patterns, lunar phases etc… Rules- who needs them?! So whether you’re mounting your party bus as we speak or quietly giving thanks to the asparagus gods, make this a season of celebration and laughter. Of course, I would never dream of leaving you hanging with a hankering for some sparklers and no suggestions, so I’ve picked a few of TWH staff favorites from fancy to affordable and everything in between. In fact, it seems like almost every day at least one of us comes into work and announces that we’ve recently had one of the sparkling wines listed below- with sushi (me), with fresh crab (David), avec petite brandade croquettes (Anya), on its own with squirt of blood orange (Chris), with peanuts while watching a baseball game (Tom)…. So I guess we’re practicing what we preach alright.
In sum, have fun- drink fizz.
NV Segura Viudas Brut Cava
We have adopted the term “house ‘Champagne'” from one of our customers to describe this Cava as it’s the kind of wine everyone should have at least a few bottles of on hand for an impromptu sparkling moment. While this has been an all-time favorite of TWH staff for some time now, in both the pocketbook and palate categories, there seems to be a consensus around the globe that this is a brut to be reckoned with. A blend of the regional Spanish grapes Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel-lo, the Segura is made in the same way as Champagne with its secondary fermentation and further aging done in the bottle. Rich and full, yet crisp and clean at the same time, it has classic citrus, apple and melon flavors but a delightfully unexpected earthy/herbal component. I’ve always been very impressed with the balance of this wine. It definitely out drinks its price-point.
Domaine d’Orfeuilles NV Vouvray Brut
How do I even begin to describe my adoration for this producer. If you thought my spiel about tulips and laughter was cheesy, hang on a moment because I’m about to top it. But first, a little background information. This Loire estate was founded by Paul Herivault in 1947 out of an old Medieval castle that no longer exists. Today the estate is run by Paul’s son and grandson whose M.O. is tomaintain the traditional methods employed by their predecessor and produce wines that reflect the distinct “flintiness” of the clay-limestone soil for which Vouvray is known. In this they have succeeded and then some. The Vouvray Brut, made from 100% Chenin in the traditional method, explodes with peach/apricot & soft white floral notes on the nose that follow through onto the palate with a clean chalky texture that, along with a brilliant acidity, hangs onto every tiny little bubble as if they were some sort of synchronized acrobatic trio (go team!). Anya summed this wine up nicely when she said “it’s one of the few sparkling wines that doesn’t make me wish I were drinking Champagne.”
Domaine d’Orfeuilles also makes a Touraine Rosé from Malbec (known as Côt in the Loire) that boasts beautiful, bright red raspberry fruit balanced by a nice dusty minerality. For some reason this wine (get ready for the cheese in five, four, three…) gives me visions of Mary Poppins ascending into the puffy clouds as she hangs nonchalantly onto her umbrella. Gosh, where do I come up with these things? But truly, it is a lovely representation of the outstanding diversity, quality, and value one can find coming out of the Loire.
This may be one instance where I tell you it’s ok to judge a wine by its label. The feminine, almost majestic looking, light gray-purple label is fitting for this vintage sparkling wine which bears the name of both the region from which it hails in northeastern Italy and the grape from which it is made. Hands down, this wine has the softest, most delicate mouthfeel of any Prosecco I’ve ever tasted. Slight hints of stone fruit and almond round out the vibrant minerality also present in spades. You may want to drink this in a white wine glass rather than a flute in order to experience the full expression of the wine.
NV Arlaux Brut
Arlaux has been one of our direct grower Champagne imports for years, long before the explosion of grower Champagne ensued. Situated in Vrigny, this estate is known for its use of Champagne’s “other” red grape, Pinot Meunier, which makes up nearly half of the blend and contributes anintriguing hint of forest-floor type earthiness. The rest of the blend is composed of mainly Pinot Noir and just a little bit of Chardonnay, which lends itself to a richer, more red-fruit flavor profile. In the world of sky-high Champagne prices, Arlaux represents an incredible bang for the buck… or should I say, bubble.
Monday, October 11, 2010 1:49 PM
Greetings. Exciting news! From Domaines et Saveurs in Beaune, negociante Jeanne-Marie de Champs will be in town Monday, October 11 for a special dinner at restaurant RN74!
The litany of different wines that we have imported over the years that are sourced by Jeanne-Marie is so numerous that we don’t have time nor space to list them individually. However, just so you know, here are a handful or so: Chateau Couronneau, the Burgundies from Paul Pernot, Sancerre from Philippe Raimbault, the White and Red Burgundies from Chateau de la Maltroye, and our new discovery, the Cru Beaujolais from Chateau de Raousset.
In conjunction with San Francisco’s celebrated restaurant RN74, we will be having a dinner with Jeanne-Marie next Monday, October 11. You are all invited to join us, as it will surely be a memorable occasion! On the docket, the Arlaux BrutChampagne will be poured, along with the dry Vouvray “Silex” from Domaine d’Orfeuilles, then a fine Meursault fromDomaine Michel Bouzereau, and topping it off with the 2007 Echezeaux (I just love typing that word!) from Domaine Lamarche!
Talk about an impressive lineup! Keep in mind, there may be some other selections available, however, at the time of this writing, we have no idea if and what there will be. What we do know is RN74 is a happening restaurant with impeccable food, service, and ambiance. It will be our pleasure to see you all there next Monday!
Here’s how to get in on the action: RN74 is quarterbacking the whole event. Please contact the restaurant directly to make reservations. Their phone number is: 415.543.7474. You may also reserve your space using Open Table. VERY IMPORTANT!!! When making your reservation, either way, please BE SURE TO INFORM THEM that you want to be part of the “Monday Winemaker Dinner”. THAT IS THE ONLY WAY TO BE INCLUDED! They begin serving at 5:30 PM, you are welcome to make your reservation for whichever time may be convenient for you. You will be free to order the prix fixe dinner or anything a la carte from their menu. You will also be free to order any of the wines presented for the dinner, either individually, or as a flight, as well as anything else that the restaurant is offering. The cost of the event? It all depends on what you order. Please refer to RN74’s menu for hints as to what it may cost.
This is our first winemaker dinner with RN74! We’re looking forward to it, BIG TIME! Come join us, it promises to be one special evening.
PS: Look for a future “Winemaker Dinner” at RN74 sometime in 2011, with Aline Baly and her wines from Chateau Coutet!
Please direct any inquiries to RN74: 415.543.7474. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have as well. Please feel free to contact me at 415.355.9463 or at: peter.winehouse@Peter Zavialoff. –
Monday, May 10, 2010 3:49 PM
Touch wood. Knock on wood. No matter how you say it, it’s a phrase that the superstitious know all too well. I was once married to baseball, both as player and spectator, so thatqualifies me as the superstitious type. Funny thing is, you’d think I’d have learned by now to keep my mouth shut, but I don’t, ergo I suffer. I can’t help it, when there is hope for joy and happiness, I am enthusiastic. I share my enthusiasm with the people in my life. So much so, that I believe I jinx myself. The hard part is the aftermath, you know, shaking my head when my sister asks me how my date with so and so went and such. I am not setting myself up for any jinxing with this email, there will be Champagne popped tomorrow. It may be my brother and his contingent doing the popping, or it may be me and mine … we’ll see. Life’s too short for not poppingChampagne, so we strongly encourage you to do so.
It’s not just for celebrations, but if there is cause for celebration, one must have Champagne. Just don’t jinx things like I did. No. Wait. I didn’t. It wasn’t my fault, it was my brother’s. The 2002 Giants lost the World Series because of him! It’s a long story, so I’ll spare you, but it had something to do with my having a bottle of Champagne in an ice chest in the trunk of my car on that fateful day. I will not have a bottle of Champagne in the trunk of my car tomorrow morning when I watch the deciding matches of the English Premiership. However, there is a chance that I may have some later. If it does happen, it will be the Non-Vintage Grand Cru Les Mesnil Blancs de Blancs from Pascal Doquet!
Grower Champagne is a term we keep hearing more and more. All of the famous names of the region belong to the negociants who source their grapes to satisfy demand. They are owned by big corporations, or they are big corporations, in their own right. Pssst! It’s cool and hip to support the Champagne makers that grow their own fruit. Cool, hip, and rewarding, that is. You know where the grapes are grown. In this case, Grand Cru Le Mesnil sur Oger. You know the grower. In this case, Pascal Doquet. He looks like Gene Wilder … a little.He and his wife Laure own and run this uber-hip Domaine in the town of Vertus (which is near Avize). The Doquet name has quite the reputation. Being the exclusive California distributor of his wines keep our fingers on the pulse of demand, and we must say that for such a small producer, Doquet has many fans in the Golden State. His wines from Le Mesnil topping the list of what they love. And why not? Made from100% Chardonnay, grown in one of the most prized Grand Cru vineyards, this wine has verve, vibrancy, and complexity that would and does impress the most discerning Champagne connoisseur.Here’s what The Wine Advocate’sAntonio Galloni had to say about this wine: “The NV Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru is a rich wine with an expansive, perfumed core of apricots, flowers, honey, brioche, sweet spices and smoke. The wine shows a good deal of complexity in a style that achieves terrific balance between ripeness and minerality. This is a great choice for drinking now and over the next few years. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2012. Pascal Doquet is a small, artisan producer based in Vertus. This is a beautiful set of wines loaded with personality. – 90 points”.
No, I’m not jinxing anything by sending an email about Champagne on the night before we find out who will be Champions of England. My brother supports the other guys (boo!). (Really … what is wrong with him?) (I guess nothing. They have the most fans of any team world-wide) So, either way, someone in my family will be celebrating. Ha ha! But tomorrow, my brother won’t have access to Pascal Doquet’s Grand Cru Le Mesnil Blancs de Blancs though! Come on you Blues! – Peter Zavialoff
Pictures from importer Robert Kacher Selections.