ChampagneMake your holiday celebrations sparkle.

Here are this year’s Champagne recommendations, compiled by the Piedmont Grocery staff, and divided into three levels to suit a variety of budgets.

Low—A Selection from Chandon for $17.99
Chandon is a California sparkling wine pioneer. Every bottle of sparkling wine expresses their French heritage and innovative American spirit.

Chandon Brut Classic
Brut Classic consistently expresses our signature flavor profile of apple, pear and citrus flavors and aromas with a hint of spice that leads to a soft, dry finish.

Chandon Rose
In the glass, our Rosé is a pretty pink with intense ripe strawberry, juicy watermelon, and fresh red cherry fruit aromas and flavors. On the palate, this wine is creamy and seductive with a defined structure from the Pinot Noir added in its final stages

Chandon Blanc De Noirs
Characteristically marked by cherry, currant and strawberry aromas and flavors. These red fruit flavors build in the mid-palate and finish with a soft, lingering creamy texture.

Medium-Domaine Carneros 2011 Brut Cuvée for $29.99
2011 was a cold late vintage; the long slow summer helped concentrate the flavors in our vineyard. It was yet another low yielding harvest of very fine quality.

The Brut Cuvée is the signature wine of Domaine Carneros, and a classic sparkling wine. This powerful yet elegant wine shows off an array of citrus flavors, tropical fruit including pineapple and passion fruit, and a hint of toastiness. It is racy on the palate and long on finish.

High-Louis Rhoderer Brut Premier for $59.99
Striking a perfect balance between youthfulness and maturity, seduction and character, freshness and vinosity, Brut Premier is a champagne that is harmonious and structured, elegant and lively, with a unique exuberancy. Its structured texture, richness, and length are distinctly winey. It is a full, complex wine that is both rich and powerful, whilst remaining a great classic.

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