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If you like Aussie wines, Wide World of Wines in Glover Park is unsurpassed.  And the staff is very friendly and helpful.  Since Heritage India--just up the street--is one of our favorites, we usually combine a trip to WWOW and a dinner at Heritage. 

On Saturday Nov. 12, Wide World is having a special in store tasting of fine Champanges. The tasting will include 1990 Krug, Krug MV, Grande Dame, Dom, Salon, Winston Churchill, Cristal, and many more. Also Jill from Cheestique is going to be there with some of her cheeses. This event costs $75, with half of the money going to the Fight For Children charity, plus a portion of all Champagne sales for the month of Nov. will also be going to the same charity.

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Here is the total list for the event:

1996 Billecart Salmon Rose Cuvee Salmon

1997 Bollinger Grande Anee

1995 Bollinger RD

1996 Deutz Cuvee William Deutz

1996 Dom Perignon

1996 Gosset Grand Millesimes

NV Gosset Grand Reserve Rose

1990 Krug

NV Krug Grande Cuvee

NV Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle

1997 Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle Rose Alexandre

1995 Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes D’or

1996 Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes D’or Rose

NV Perrier Jouet Floral

1996 Pol Roger

1998 Pol Roger Rose

1995 Pol Roger Cuvee Winston Churchill

1995 Salon

1995 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

1996 Veuve Clicquot Grande Dame

1999 Veuve Clicquot Rose

Also, Jill Erber from Cheesetique’s of Alexandria will be here with half a dozen cheeses to go with champagne and she will also be available to answer any questions.

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I don't think I've ever had champagne paired with cheese before, so I did a little googling to see what kind of pairings were recommended. I found this page listing several.

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I started looking at some of the other pairings on the page and came across the one matching cream cheese and white zinfandel. I think that has got to be among the most brilliant pairings of food and wine I have ever seen. If those two don't go with one another I don't know what does.

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Hey guys...

Got a few friends that would be interested in champagne tasting [to experience & be educated on the differing varieties, including possibly sparkling wine from other regions].

Any place that does this particularly well? [incl. w/ dinner, else a local wine shops that do this]? Couldn't find any...

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Hey guys...

Got a few friends that would be interested in champagne tasting [to experience & be educated on the differing varieties, including possibly sparkling wine from other regions].

Any place that does this particularly well? [incl. w/ dinner, else a local wine shops that do this]? Couldn't find any...

I think Wide World of Wines on Wisconsin is doing a Terry Theise tasting this afternoon. Four champagnes are being tasted and each one is sale for about $10-15 off.

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Wide World is doing a Champange tasting today. Here are the details of what is going to be tasted:

Aubry et Fils Brut NV Regular $41.99/Sale $29.99

Pierre Peters Cuvee de Reserve Brut Regular $41.99/Sale $29.99

Gaston-Chicquet “Carte Verte” Brut Tradition Regular $39.99/Sale $29.99

Chartogne-Taillet Brut Cuvee St Anne Regular $39.99/Sale $29.99

They also sponser wine dinners on a regular basis, and occasionally these will be Champagne dinners.

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Wide World is doing a Champange tasting today. Here are the details of what is going to be tasted:

Aubry et Fils Brut NV Regular $41.99/Sale $29.99

Pierre Peters Cuvee de Reserve Brut Regular $41.99/Sale $29.99

Gaston-Chicquet “Carte Verte” Brut Tradition Regular $39.99/Sale $29.99

Chartogne-Taillet Brut Cuvee St Anne Regular $39.99/Sale $29.99

Thanks for posting this Sthitch - I just called and bought a few bottles of each.

These are all a good deal, and if anyone out there is looking for a good assortment of Terry Theise Champagnes that won't break the bank, call (202) 333-7500 and order a mixed case (or whatever). Elliot Staren the owner will probably answer the phone - tell him I said hello.

Cheers,

Rocks.

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I could definitely stand to pick up a few bottles myself to have handy, thanks as well Sthitch and alan!

Unfortunately can't attend today w/ my friends, but will check on Wild World's schedule for the rest of the year.

If there are any other stores/vendors, I'd love to hear about them as well. :)

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Wide World often does a big champagne tasting closer to the holidays.
Because of the rather poor Champagne vintage releases Eliot has decided to curtail these large tastings until there is another decent vintage released. The last one he had was the night before my wife and I left on our honeymoon, we were still quite tipsy when we boarded the plane the next morning. Now off to buy more Champagne.
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Wide World is having another Champagne sale through this weekend. The following are what is being offered:

Vintage

2000 Soutiran Brut Grand Cru Regular 69.99 /Sale $49.99

1997 Fourny Cuvee du Clos “Fg Notre Dame” Regular 82.49 /Sale 49.99

1995 Lilbert Grand Cru Bl de Bl Regular 54.99 /Sale 34.99

1995 Boizel Brut Regular 39.99/Sale 29.99

1995 Comte Audoin de Dampierre Regular 59.99 /Sale 39.99

1993 De Meric Brut Regular 49.99 /Sale 34.99

1992 J.Lasalle 1er Cru Club Special Regular 59.99/Sale 39.99

1990 Trouillard Cuvee de Fondateur Regular 49.99 /Sale 29.99

1990 Delbeck Brut Regular 59.99 /Sale 39.99

1989 LeClerc Briant Divine Regular 59.99/Sale 29.99

1989 Bruno Paillard Regular 74.99 /Sale 49.99

1989 Piper Heidsieck Brut Regular 39.99/Sale 29.99

1989 Heidsieck Monopole Diamont Bleu Regular 62.49/Sale 39.99

1988 LeClerc Brut Briant Regular 69.99 /Sale 39.99

1988 Lanson Noble Cuvee (already sold out) Regular 99.99/Sale 59.99

Non Vintage

L.Aubry Brut Regular 39.99 /Sale $29.99

Paul Bara Brut Reserve Regular 39.99 /Sale 29.99

H.Boillot Grand Cru Brut Regular 51.99 /Sale 34.99

Boizel Brut Rose Regular 49.99 /Sale 33.33

Boizel Bl de Bl Chardonnay Regular 54.99 /Sale 34.99

Boizel Brut Reserve Regular 47.99 /Sale 32.99

Camille Saves 1er Cru Regular 37.49 /Sale 24.99

Chartogne Taillet Brut Cuvee St Anne Regular 39.99 /Sale 29.99

De Meric 1er Cru Sous Bois Regular 39.99 /Sale 29.99

Duval Leroy Brut Rose Regular 39.99 /Sale 29.99

Feuillatte 1er Cru Chardonnay Regular 39.99 /Sale 29.99

Fleury Brut Rose Regular 54.99 /Sale 34.99

Fourny 1er Cru Grand Reserve Brut Regular 39.99 /Sale 29.99

Gaston Chicquet Carte Verte Brut Tradition Regular 39.99 /Sale 29.99

Laurent Perrier Ultra Brut Regular 51.99 /Sale 34.99

Mumm’s Extra Dry Regular 31.99 /Sale 19.99

Pannier Cuvee Eugene Brut Regular 49.99 /Sale 29.99

Pierre Peter Cuvee de Reserve Brut Regular 39.99 /Sale 29.99

Ployer Jacquemart Brut Regular 52.99 /Sale 32.99

Soutiran Grand Cru Bl de Bl Chardonnay Regular 56.99 /Sale 39.99

Soutiran Grand Cru Brut Regular 54.99 /Sale 37.99

Sale is limited to Champagne in stock, no special orders.

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If you are around this weekend Wide World of Wines is having a free Armagnac tasting. The following are going to be opened on Saturday:

89 Domaine Rieston

87 Doamine Lagoue

86 Domaine Martin

76 Domaine Petit Lassis

These along with all of the other Armagnacs that the store has in stock are on sale. They probably have the best Armagnac selection in the city.

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If you are around this weekend Wide World of Wines is having a free Armagnac tasting. The following are going to be opened on Saturday:

89 Domaine Rieston

87 Doamine Lagoue

86 Domaine Martin

76 Domaine Petit Lassis

These along with all of the other Armagnacs that the store has in stock are on sale. They probably have the best Armagnac selection in the city.

Do you have the dates/times that they are going to be this? I looked for their web site, but the one I found has not been updated since February.

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