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When no year is the best year of all: Multi-vintage champagne will surprise you every pop of the cork



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Laurent-Perrier Brut L.P., $61

Another lighter, elegant style that is perfect for those about to explore champagne. Neither too dry nor aggressive in the mouth, which should appeal to a wide spectrum of consumers.


Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial, $65

Moet is always a well-balanced bubbly that should appeal to a wide audience. Look for green apple and bread dough aromas with soft, creamy, fruity textures.


Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Premier Cru Réserve Particulière, $56

Feuillatte Brut is all about the fresh, elegant style with pear, baked apple and creamy, nutty flavours. An attractive pre-dinner style you can serve solo or with appetizers.


Pol Roger Cuvée de Reserve Brut, $60

One of the lightest, most elegant expressions of fizz in the region. Restrained fruity nose that mixes citrus/apple-like fruit in a light, creamy aftertaste. A classy, all-purpose sparkler.


Pommery Brut Royal, $60

This is fun, sipping bubbly with a honey and toasted nut nose with a racy underbelly of citrus-flavoured green apple fruit and just a wisp of minerals.


Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut, $65

A rich toasty brut with some 25 to 40 per cent reserve wine in each edition. We love the fruity, toasty aromas and the yeasty almost malty/peaty flavour on the mid-palate.


Anthony Gismondi is a globetrotting wine writer who makes his home at the southern end of the Sea to Sky Highway in West Vancouver, British Columbia. For more of his thoughts on wine log onto