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Champagne is something to help celebrate any day above ground from Christmas, New Years, Valentines or one day that you just feel like drinking a great bottle of bubbly! Perrier-Jouët is one of my favorite Champagne brands and to me one of the best values in the world of Tete de Cuvee Champagne is Perrier-Jouët’s 2002 vintage Fleur de Champagne aka the “Belle Époque”. Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoche “Flower Bottle” Brut Champagne 2002 Regular List 5 Sale .20 (72 bottles available) A GREAT vintage for Champagne the Fleur de Champagne is Perrier-Jouët’s deluxe cuvée. Each Champagne house attempts to make a statement with its deluxe cuvée – a wine produced in very limited quantities in only the best years and intended to demonstrate the highest art form a firm is capable of attaining. In the past few years these deluxe cuvées have become very expensive -although Perrier-Jouët has thankfully not kept pace with the dizzying price spirals of brands like Roederer’s “Cristal”. The Fleur de Champagne is also known as “Belle Époque”, for it was designed by the great Art Nouveau glassmaker of Nancy, Emile Gallé, to evoke the Belle Époque of the 1890’s – a period that stretched from 1871 to 1914 in which the world was at peace and there were tremendous advances in technology, literature, and the arts. The rosé versions of the deluxe cuvées have been a recent phenomenon – Perrier-Jouët’s first Fleur de Champagne rosé was produced in 1976. There have been critics of the Fleur de
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