Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Affordable French Sparkling Wines

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Affordable French Sparkling Wines

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If these blah, gray days of winter are giving you the blues, try an inexpensive sparkling wine as an antidote. There are plenty of good ones for less than $15, and those tiny bubbles can quickly inject a festive air into an ordinary evening. Just try sipping sparkling wine with popcorn to get out of a crabby mood. Also, these wines are good to have on hand with Valentine's Day quickly approaching. Below are two very different sparkling wines from France. While they're not from Champagne, they are made through the same process, known as mthode champenoise.

Louis Picamelot Crmant de Bourgogne Les Terroirs Brut

Bought * Wine Merchant, 7817 Forsyth Boulevard, in January for $14.99

Description * This rich golden sparkler comes from the winery founded by Louis Picamelot, one of the first Rully winemakers to launch the production of Burgundian sparkling wine. …

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