I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with your loved ones. I drink bubbles all year long but many just want to pop the cork to ring in the New Year. This is a busy busy day as people are confused with all the options and usually just go with what they know. Non Vintage Champagnes from Champagne France are usually the option for affordability. This is a blend of many different years as far as 10 years back to try to produce a consistent product every year with the brand names you know forever. All of these producers do produce a Millesime Champagne (All the Grapes come from a Special Vintage or One Year) This can start at $100 and go as high as $400 and for most of us, including me, that is off the charts expensive. I have said it for over 10 years now and I believe it more so now since I visited Jean Noel Haton in Damery France in the heart of Champagne back in July. If the average bottle of Non Vintage Champagne is $39.98- $45.00 and you have the option of a quality, family produced VINTAGE Champagne for ONE PENNY MORE such as 2012 Jean Noel Haton Champagne for $39.99, to me and ALL Sommeliers this is a NO BRAINER. I have never let you down before. There is no better Quality To Price Ratio Vintage Real Deal Champagne on the PLANET EARTH that you can buy for $39.99 especially one that tastes as good as this.
I have a blooper at the end of the video where I said 2012 haton vintage was ONE PENNY LESS but it is ONE PENNY More than the Very Popular Non Vintage Brand. Make this your 2019 New Year’s Resolution “ANYTIME YOU CAN PURCHASE A VINTAGE CHAMPAGNE VERSUS A NON VINTAGE CHAMPAGNE AT THE SAME PRICE….ALWAYS CHOOSE THE VINTAGE CHAMPAGNE. You will be starting off 2019 like a PRO!!! I wish you all the best of health, happiness and good wines including bubbles in the New Year. CHEERS
Grape-fully yours, Larry