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Champagne Wines!!!

Season 6, Ep. 17

Ohhhhh a kinda sorta return to old form! In that I spend a hot extra several minutes hanging out and taking to Christopher Ruhland, my fellow WSET Diploma graduate and author of "Press or Champagne". But first I ever so briefly review some rosé Champers and recap other wine goings on. Tune in!

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