In honor of this special day, Hi-Time Wine Cellars will offer 10% off all Grower Champagne, and other producers Except for the Grande Marques. Limited to items in stock, and online orders only. This sale will be extended to Tuesday, Jan. 28th.
Order online at http://www.hitimewine.net and in the comment field type “Berserker Day Discount.” You won’t see the discount when you place your order, but we will readjust your bill 10% off.
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In the interest of time, let’s widen the sale to include other Champagne producers who may not be grower but still give us some top-notch bubbles.
The sale is now good for all Champagne Except the Grande Marques (Veuve Clicquot, Moët & Chandon, Roederer, Krug , Dom Perignon, etc.).
The Ivernel is good stuff. It is made by Gosset and very similar to their Brut Excellence, except it’s more minerally and I got notes of orange blossoms on the nose, whereas Gosset is more toasty. We tried these side by side to compare them. I liked it and bought a case for it to be my “House Champagne”.
Mark, try the Pierre Peters NV, Agrapart Terriors, Guy Larmandier NV, 2005 Andre Robert Blanc de Blancs (05’s are showing well), any of the Bereche Champagnes, and if you want something more on the toastier side, try the Le Mesnil (not grower, but quite tasty) at $37.
These are all good suggestions. I went for the Bereche Beaux Regards ('08 base), but I also had my eye on the Pierre Peters L’Esprit '08 and the Chartogne-Taillet Heurtebise ('08 base). These are all vintage, or primarily based on a certain vintage, but I think they’re worth the extra $15-20 over the NV bubbles. Any of the Vilmarts would be a good introduction to farmer fizz, too.