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With the James Bond movie Spectre being released today, no time could be better to drink Bollinger. The most suave spy in the world has been sipping on Bollinger since Moonraker in 1979. While we can’t all drive a fully loaded, customized machine gun having Aston Martin, we certainly can chill down a bottle of Bolli! The 2004 Bollinger "Grande Année" Brut Champagne ($109) is as good as Champagne gets; all barrel fermented and full of masculine, Pinot Noir power and high class elegance. We even have a few bottles of the limited 2009 Bollinger "James Bond 007" Brut Champagne ($195) in stock for the diehard fan of Bond & Champagne!

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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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