No nation is drunken where wine is cheap, and none sober, where the dearness of wine substitutes ardent spirits as the common beverage.
Drinking wine isn’t really a necessity; why bother drinking it if it doesn’t create energy or an emotion?
The notion of greatness is irrelevant when you’re amidst the greats. It is then when distinctiveness becomes paramount.
There are very few domaines that make purely Gevrey-Chambertin wines. DOMAINE PIERRE DAMOY is one such domaine, and a unique one at that, because 80% of its holdings are in fact Grand Crus.
“This range of wines from Pierre Damoy was among the most thrilling I tasted.” — Antonio Galloni, THE WINE ADVOCATE
You should drink it [grower Champagne] because its price is honestly based on what it costs to produce, not manipulated to account for massive PR and ad budgets, or to hold on to market-share.
Can’t hold your champagne? This one holds. Left behind since last Friday night in the cellar, and revisited last night, it had put on even more vinosity, turning creamier yet never let up on its natural tension. A beauty, as only a female hand could nurture. If this is an indication of what 2008 delivered for champagne, we are 200% optimistic. A testament of greatness without the price tag.