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Château de Brézé has a long and storied history, first being mentioned in texts in 1068, lauded by King René of Anjou in the 15th century and served at all the royal courts. In 1957, when the AOC of Saumur Champigny was established, the owner of Château de Brézé refused to be part of the appellation, saying that his estate's vineyards were the best and deserved an appellation all their own. And he was probably right. Unfortunately, the wines from those exceptional vineyards were terrible. Lucky for us, the winery sold in 2009 to Le Comte de Colbert, who recruited Arnaud Lambert from nearby Domaine de Saint Just to make the wine. He changed the vineyards over to organic farming and began producing truly stellar wines worthy of their source. The 2012 Château de Brézé Clos David is all estate-grown Chenin Blanc raised in stainless steel to preserve freshness. It has the slightly-oxidized note of a great White Burgundy and a lovely richness that allows it to pair with a variety of foods.

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From Our Spirits Department: Best of 2010 Awards

The end of the year is nearing, and that means Top 10 lists and year-end awards and reviews. K&L's Spirits department, run by the creative and daring duo of Davids (Othenin-Girard and Driscoll), have already started posting their "Best of" awards for the year over on our companion blog, the Spirits Journal. Head on over there today to see what they have to say about the year's best whisky distilleries, liqueurs, tequilas and more! 

Inspired by the LA Times recent article "What sommeliers will bring to holiday parties" we'll be back tomorrow with what libations our sales staff will be bringing to holiday gatherings.

Leah Greenstein

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