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Kramer Vineyards “Celebrate” Müller-Thurgood Sparkler

Kramer Vineyards "Celebration" Müller-Thurgood Sparkler

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We visited Kramer Vineyards a few years back on our Oregon adventure. And we brought home up a bottle of their “Celebrate” Müller-Thurgood Sparkler ($22 for the 2014 vintage). Aromas of white peach and blood oranges. Grapey on the palate with a hint of grapefruit. Light carbonation.   Highly recommended.  Unfortunately, the new label is considerably less fun than what you see to the left.

 

 

 

 




Schloss Biebrich Sekt

Schloss Biebrich SektBargain of the decade.  Trader Joe’s is offering Schloss Biebrich Sekt for $5.49 a bottle.  This is a sparkler from Germany’s Henkell & Co. Gruppe. Trust us, this will not compete with any reasonable quality sparkler — from the US, France, Italy, or — yes — Germany.  But it is light, unpretentious, and very quaffable.  It’s also about 11% alcohol so you don’t have to destroy your liver.

We occasionally review serious bargains.  At this price you can afford to buy a few bottles to see if you like it.