Mary Tutwiler

Champagne tasting tonight

by Mary Tutwiler

It’s that time of year. Time to taste some bubbly in preparation for popping corks at Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Phillippe Simon, owner of Phillippe’s Wine Cellars is holding a champagne tasting tonight at his shop on Ambassador Caffery. He’ll be offering tastes of some of the great French champagne houses: Taittinger, Henriot, Gosset, Besserat de Bellefon and Mumm. Everything from vintage brut classics to rosé to cremants will be on the table. It’s a great opportunity to find out whether you like your bubbly bone dry or with a hint of sweetness. Prices will range from $44.99-$69.99 per bottle, although Phillippe carries pricier vintages. If you choose to make your holiday purchases tonight, discounts of 10 percent, or 15 percent for a case will sweeten the deal. Call 991-9794 for more information.