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Patty Torrel

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Ariston Aspasie "Carte Blanche" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 1-30-2010
Traditional notes of wheat toast, brioche, freshly cut apples and apple skins rise from the glass on lively, persistent bubbles. The palate is beautifully balanced with baked apple, a dusting of brown sugar, and citrus rind all rounded out with a touch of toastiness. A great value in Champagne.
Price: $27.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Ariston Aspasie "Carte Blanche" Brut Champagne (375ml)
Review Date: 12-31-2009
Traditional notes of wheat toast, brioche, freshly cut apples and apple skins rise from the glass on lively, persistent bubbles. The palate is beautifully balanced with baked apple, a dusting of brown sugar, and citrus rind all rounded out with a touch of toastiness. A great value in Champagne.
Price: $15.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Delirium Tremens Belgian Ale, Belgium (750ml)
Review Date: 12-31-2009
A coworker turned me on to this beer and I have never properly thanked him: Thank you Steve…I love this stuff! It is a Belgium strong ale, but it does not come off strong at all. This “sunshine in a glass” is a cloudy, pale-golden color and the aromas are simply fantastic: apple, citrus, apricot, baking spice, sweet wheat, and bitter yeast. The aromas are mirrored on the round, ample palate, but the leading role in this ensemble of flavor sensations is the Belgium yeast…all three of ‘em. Lovely stuff!
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Veuve du Vernay Brut
Review Date: 7-30-2009
“Girls” weekend in Palm Springs? Pool party? Celebratory get together? Any kind of get together? This is the sparkler that says 'celebration' without breaking the bank! Think Prosecco with attitude. Pale straw in color and lively with effervescence that releases aromas of fresh flowers and citrus. On the palate, delicate apple and pear flavors accompanied by a persistent mousse are there to see you through to a crisp finish. This can be enjoyed on its own or with a splash of freshly squeezed orange juice, white peach nectar, strawberry puree or go straight for the crème de cassis for a delicious Kir Royale. Even at the increased price of $7.99, this is a no brainer!
Price: $8.99 Add To Cart BC 0