Bruno Gobillard Champagne Brut Rosé – Mille Sophie Cuvee

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He says: I can’t really say I’d ever buy this for the price as I find it to be a very bad value proposition.

She says: It was not as balanced as the other wines…

2002 Paul Bara Champagne Special Club

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He says: This is good, well-made Champagne, however, I’m not so sure I’d recommend it at the price, and at this age

She says: This is definitely not a champagne for the faint hearted.

Paul Bara Champagne Brut Reserve Grand Cru

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He says: A top-notch bubbly, and one I’ll definitely buy again.

She says: Rich, lush and lovely.

2007 Albert Mann Crémant d’Alsace

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He says: This is a great value sparkler that doesn’t have the word “Champagne” in its name, and thus, stays affordable.

She says: This was definitely a step up from a Cava or Prosecco.

Segura Viudas Cava Brut Reserva

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He says: Honestly, I’d drink this everyday if we had an endless supply.

She says: At it’s 2010 price of $14 this was a steal but even at 2011 prices, its a great value bottle of bubbles!

Il Follo Prosecco di Treviso Extra Dry

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He says: Could really take it or leave it.

She says: A straightforward bubbly that those with a sweet wine affection would no doubt enjoy.

Had a Glass: 2005 Christian Moueix Merlot

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He says: Nothing too outstanding, but at the same time, nothing too offensive.

She says: At $20, this is an any-night-of-the-week bottle.

Wine truths

“Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.”
by Benjamin Franklin

Wine Ratings

★☆☆☆☆ - Poor quality. Avoid. Save your money. Between 80-84 points.

★★☆☆☆ - Average quality or poor value. Between 84-88 points. Some expensive wines are downgraded for bad value.

★★★☆☆ - Good. Between 88-92 points. Or a good value on the lower end of the point scale.

★★★☆☆ - Excellent quality. Between 92-96 points. Or a cheap yet good quality wine which is excellent value.

★★★☆☆ - Outstanding, best examples in the world. Between 96 and 100 points. A perfect wine.