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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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Champagne Friday: Glassware

By: Gary Westby | K&L Champagne Buyer

Champagne Friday: Glassware

Glassware for Champagne is a controversial subject and there are almost as many favorite choices as there are Champagne lovers. In the video segment I go through my own collection of Champagne glasses and talk about the differences and add my own opinions to the subject.

My strongest opinion is to keep your Champagne glasses, no matter what they are in rotation and use. Some of my worst Champagne experiences have come from drinking out of folks' “special occasion” flutes, only to find that they hadn’t been used in years and were full of hard-to-see dust that ruined the flavor of the wines. 

One of the glasses in the video segment is available at K&L, the Riedel Vinum Prestige Champagne flute, but you’ll have to log in to your account on our website to see the price…it is to low and they asked us not to publicize it!

A toast to you,