J. Laurens Brut Cremant de Limoux (1.5L)
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You should always have a handful of bottles of this sparkler on hand for impromptu parties (because a sudden Tuesday night fete with your pals is, of course, better with bubbly). This wallet-friendly "Blanc de Blancs" drinks like an expensive French Champagne, with a rich yeasty nose and body to match. It's called a "Cremant de Limoux," the official name for a sparkling wine from Limoux in southern France near Carcasspnne (that meets certain production and quality requirements). Definitely worth a serious look. Your friends will swear they're drinking Champagne worth 2-3 times what you paid!