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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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K&L Picks the Steelers to Win the Super Bowl

While it pains me to say it, K&L unofficially officially picks the Pittsburgh Steelers to win the Super Bowl on Sunday. Why? Because more of you voted for the Rittenhouse "Pennsylvania-style" Rye than the utterly delicious Death's Door Gin from Wisconsin, but not by much. It was three votes to two. (Perhaps the outcome, as someone rooting for the Packers, would have been more to my liking had more people weighed in, but even my husband shut me down so who knows.) 

So there you have it. The game will be close, but the Packers will take it. And it least I'll have a Sazerac with one of the best ryes on the market to drown my sorrows in. 

Leah Greenstein

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