December 2017 Champagne News 

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Merry, Merry Christmas

and a fabulous 2018!!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and interest in 2017...our mutual love of Champagne leads us into many interesting and fun situations.

I would also like to wish you and your loved ones the very best for a safe and happy Christmas and a fabulous exciting and champagne filled 2018.

Peace on earth ad goodwill to all man is a concept that should not be ignored.

Kaaren Palmer
Kaaren Palmer Champagne

Twas the Week Before Christmas…. 2017

Wonderful specials still abound in the Christmas market, favourites like Veuve Fourny Blanc de Blancs $70 at the Edinburgh Cellars, also Jacques Picard NV $50, plus a wide range of other well-selected treasures. At East End Cellars, find good value grower champagne from $49.50, or pay a little more for favourites from the Champagne et Villages pre-selected range – Didier Ducos and José Dhondt. The Melbourne Street Cellars attract you there with terrific pricing on the beautifully made A.R. Lenoble (under $50, and even cheaper by the dozen) and the delicious Grand Cru Franck Bonville.

Meanwhile, the big guys have specials like Bolly from $65,
Veuve Clicquot from $56, Lanson $40 (what a bargain! And the vintage is only $20 more – and a cellar essential), Pol $63 (these 4 from Dan Murphy). Not to be outdone, Vintage Cellars will sell you Piper-Heidsieck with or without gift box from $40, Perrier-Jouët from $53, Pommery from $50, the party-popper Moutard Rosé from $35, besides matching Dan’s on Bolly, Pol and Louis Roederer.

Finally, I have raved about the excellence, no – magnificence of the Pol Roger 2008 and see that it’s available still at $99.99.

Nor is it too late to order and receive delivery on the select range click here where you can find the enticingly succulent Le Mesnil 2006 and others worth trying.

Will I be drinking any of these this Christmas?? Well, I could BUT will probably cellar them until well into next year. It’s just a great time to buy.



Kaaren Palmer
Kaaren Palmer
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In 2018!!!

My Top Ten for 2017
Some great bottles, many with unexpected elegance and price points that make them even more attractive
Theme tastings and champagne events throughout 2018
An updated website and much more regular content
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