April 21, 2017
| August 11, 2016 | Food & Drink
Toast to a beautiful mid-summer with one of these five impressive bottles of Champagne and sparkling wine, from a vintage Moët and Chandon to a very special Krug.
This Clos du Mesnil 2002 was made using one grape variety grown on a single plot of grapevines in the village of Mesnil-Sur-Oger. Use the unique Krug ID label on each bottle to visit the Krug ID app or Krug.com to discover the wine’s story and music pairings. $900. Aspen Wine & Spirits, 300 Puppy Smith St., 970-925-6600
Celebrate the red, white, and blue through Labor Day with this specially designed bottle of Chandon. Opt for the mini bottles ($8) for easy travel on the weekends and tag in #ChandonSummer on all your bubbly-centric Instagram pics. $24. chandon.com
Crafted by 11th generation champagne growers, the Jay Z-owned Armand de Brignac is known for its exquisite attention to detail, and this bottle is no exception. Bring a bottle as a hostess gift or save it for yourself and drink with a fresh fish dish. $300. Sundance Liquor Store, 16 Kerns Road, Snowmass Village, 970-923-5890
The highly anticipated 2008 vintage champagne has been aged for seven years in the brand’s cellars to produce a wine that is delicate and fruity with notes of rose, lime zest, raspberry, and blood orange. $89.99.
Veuve Clicquot’s latest Champagne accessory is its most practical yet: a soft yellow shopping bag with handles that fits a bottle of the brand’s Yellow Label and keeps its chilled for up to two hours. $45. Aspen Wine & Spirits, 300 Puppy Smith St., 970-300-1763