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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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Thinking on Drinking: Mediocrity

Here at K&L we love great wine. We love to drink it and we love to share it. But if you ask any of us what makes a wine "great," you'll probably get 50 different answers, which is why I love question above from the deck of wine Tabletopics conversation starters that my neighbor gave me for Christmas. 

"Would you rather drink a mediocre wine with incredible people or an incredible wine with mediocre people?"

Personally, I think who you drink your wine with directly affects your perception of the wine, for better or for worse, and so I think I would rather drink okay wine with incredible people because I'd actually enjoy both the company and the wine more. What you think?

Leah Greenstein


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I would much rather drink mediocre wine w/incredible people. Good company can make up for what's lacking in the glass.
January 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMartin Silva
I absolutely agree. People are the most important things in your life. Your friends and your family are what make life worth living. Good wine and good food can enhance your life, but do not define it. You can always go out the next day and get a better bottle, but you cannot simply go out and get better people.
January 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLarry Chandler
I'd rather have mediocre wine with incredible people. I may forget how boring the wine is if my mind is stimulated and happy. Drinking anything with mediocre people, no matter how incredible the wine would be, is too much like drinking alone -- sad and a waste.
January 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermanila58
Great Question! After much consideration, and even though I enjoy exceptional wine, I would have to choose incredible company. Something I've learned over the last few years with the downturn in the economy is there are no finer things in life than great friends and family
January 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWeekly Wine Journal
I have friends who chase exceptional wine and will suffer drinking it with the most unexceptional people. Can't do it. Being with people that you care about or that are interesting always elevates the overall experience.
January 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKeith Mabry
I would choose the exceptional wine in hopes it would elevate the mediocre people to an exceptional level. If it doesn't than I'm left with an exceptional wine. I believe in the power of wine.
January 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTom Martinez
Since I believe everyone has a spark of the divine hidden in them somewhere, I would have to choose the exceptional wine in the hope that I overcome any belief I had in the mediocrity of my companions.
January 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNick
wine is subjective. Great company can elevate mediocre wine. But great wine can make mediocre company bearable.
January 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersteve bearden

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