Price of Champagne in Paris and Reims / Epernay
My wife and I will be travelling to France and staying in Paris and also Reims / Epernay.
Now I know grower champagnes are often better but I do want to try some of the prestige ones as well - I just want to have done it and it will be cheaper in France than at home in Australia.
I am wondering if there is a wine shop online and probably you need to speak/read French which sadly I can't to find out what the prices will be for:
Would be really grateful if you could point me in the right direction or use your French skills to let me know.
I would also be interested in Gosset Grand Reserve.
Taittenger in Rheims has a great tour and tasting. The tour is conducted in the language of the majority of the group, but they are conversant in English and should be able to give you a short version.
This time of year, you might see selling out of the backs of trucks and vans along the road. Prices are great and a surprise in every bottle. Most good to fine, some bad.
We did a lot of tastings a year ago in September, had wonderful Grand Cru's from small producers and stayed at a B&B outside of Epernay that was also a producer. We never paid more than 22 E for a terrific bottle of sparkling. However, we did see lot's of places trying to make a big deal out of the tasting process for more money than I would want to pay. If any have still wines, try some, they are different than anything else I have found.