As we approach the New Year, Mark devotes this show to a comprehensive look at wine with bubbles. He begins by recommending Prosecco and Cava in the $12-16 range; surveys a handful of entry-level French Champagnes worth buying; and reminisces about some of the greatest Champagnes he’s ever tasted: Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes D’Or, Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires, Krug and the Dom Pérignon Oenotheque Rosé. On Bizarre Beverage News, Mark starts with an overview of the just-finished Rudy Kurwanian wine counterfeiting trial, and concludes with a study that proves moderate drinkers live longer than teetotalers.
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