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Ultimate Wine Challenge

Wine Score: Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage 2009 Champagne

Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage 2009 Champagne is 2018's Chairman's Trophy winner for the Champagne category. This offering from the iconic Champagne house is a benchmark example of what vintage Champagne should be, garnering an impressive 96 Points and an Ultimate Recommendation, as well a Tried & True Award for consistent quality year after year. 

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Ultimate Spirits Challenge

Spirits List: Best Blanco Tequilas

Blanco Tequila is loved for its pure agave characteristics, without any wood aging to change the color or flavor. The preferred choice of many agave spirits lovers, blanco tequilas have the ability to communicate their distinct flavor of place, or terroir, through crisp and fresh sips. Our top 4 scorers of 2018 stood out among the long list of high quality blanco tequila entries. 

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Ultimate Spirits Challenge

Spirits Trend: Craft Agave Category Growing

The agave spirits category continues to grow. With a focus on traditionally made spirits and a spotlight on heritage, the worlds of tequila, mezcal, raicilla, bacanora, and sotol are attracting customers thirsty for authentic flavors.


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Ultimate Spirits Challenge

Spirits Score: Lucien Bernard XO - 2017 Release French Brandy

Brandy, or fruit based spirits, is slowly, but surely, becoming reintegrated into thoughtful spirits and cocktail programs around the world. About time, because there is an abundance of fantastic brandy available. In 2018 we had a total of six Chairman's Trophy winners among the different brandy categories. The winner of the European brandy category was won by an outstanding French brandy, Lucien Bernard XO - 2017 Release with 96 Points and an Ultimate Recommendation. 

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