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In December, we drink Champagne at closing at K&L- and we prefer to drink it out of magnum when possible. The highlight this year was the Ariston Aspasie Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne (1.5L) magnum ($74.99) that we had on Christmas eve. This single vineyard beauty comes from the Gouttes d’Or, a very steep east facing parcel in the little village of Brouillet. It was creamy, delicate and perfectly refreshing! We all say to cheers to you, and hope your holiday is filled with fun and friends!

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Wine Wednesday: 1997 Langoa-Barton

There are a lot of reasons I like working for K&L, not the least of which is that I get to drink and write about wine for a living. But a close second to that is this: while our staff are a bunch of wine geeks, we're not snobs. Case in point is our Wine of the Week, the 1997 Langoa-Barton, which is selling for only $39.99. While that may not sound like a super bargain in this economy, consider what it is: 10-year-old Bordeaux that you can enjoy RIGHT NOW. And trust me, we are. This is not First Growth Bordeaux, nor is it highly-rated, but it is incredibly drinkable. On the nose it has basil, umeboshi, red plum, cranberry and cherry aromas. Medium-bodied on the palate, it has spice, blackberry, mineral and meaty tones, with perfectly integrated tannins and fantastic freshness. I brought this to dinner at Fraiche in Culver City for a friend's birthday a couple of weeks ago and ended up in a long conversation with the sommelier about what an awesome wine (and what a great value) it was. It paired perfectly with Chef Elderoy Andrease's decadent rack of lamb.

Leah Greenstein

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