Spirits: The Well-Kept Bar

Jack Bettridge
Issue: August 31, 2009

I once had a friend whose wife's standard request at cocktail hour was Champagne. She would accept no substitute—not even white wine—and sulked in its absence. I learned to chill a small split of something sparkling for such encounters, but nothing remarkable.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands July 28, 2009.

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