“The best Champagne tasting in Boston!”

With the holidays upon us, wine shops are promoting their selections of sparkling wines for the festivities by hosting lots of in-store tastings.  Fellow blogger Glenn and I were fortunate to go to one of the most extensive and interesting of these: the Annual Champagne Tastings hosted by Federal Wine and Spirits.

The event was held over two evenings at Cafe Marliave, with the first evening featuring primarily Champagne Houses and the second Estate Champagnes.  We went to the latter, at which 14 sparklers (all but two were Champagne) ranging in price from $13.99 to $57.99 were served.  It was an incredible selection of Champagnes that are not commonly found in your average wine shop.

My highlights:

As we left, Glenn stopped to express his praise and thanks to Federal Wine’s owner Len Rothenberg.  As Glenn said, it is indeed the best Champagne tasting in the city.  And yes, Len, you may quote us on that!

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Katrin is one of the co-founders of Wine Dine With Us. She enjoys sharing her love of wine on the blog, and is particularly fond of wines from Argentine, Alto Adige, and Germany. A lifelong environmentalist, Katrin has become increasingly interested in issues of sustainability in wine and food, local food production, biodynamics, and organic agriculture. When not drinking wine and writing about it, she is a nonprofit professional, specializing in fundraising and special events.

4 Responses to ““The best Champagne tasting in Boston!””

  1. jakeskakun
    December 5, 2009 at 10:16 am #

    I'd like to try the Camille Saves Carte Blanche Brut 1er Cru. I had the Rose NV the other night and really enjoyed it.

    My synopsis of a Champagne tasting in San Francisco here:
    http://www.cherriesandclay.com/2009/12/04/lesso

    Cheers,
    Jake

    • katrin
      December 9, 2009 at 6:43 am #

      Hi Jake,

      Thanks for your comment. The Camille Saves tied with the Vanniere-Fanniere as my favorite; it really stood out and I am looking forward to having it again. I enjoyed your write-up of the Champagne tasting in San Francisco, and agree with you that the Henriot is a great value.

      Katrin

  2. jakeskakun
    December 5, 2009 at 6:16 pm #

    I'd like to try the Camille Saves Carte Blanche Brut 1er Cru. I had the Rose NV the other night and really enjoyed it.

    My synopsis of a Champagne tasting in San Francisco here:
    http://www.cherriesandclay.com/2009/12/04/lesso

    Cheers,
    Jake

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