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Cuvée

 

in champagne production, originally the name for high-quality must or must obtained from the first three pressings of the grapes. The term “cuvée” was used to denote differences in the quality of wines, which were graded as first, second, and third cuvée wines. First cuvée wine was the best wine of a region or a high-quality wine in general. The term was also used to indicate the quality of champagne.

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Another highlight of the tasting is the Bellman Jeweler's Cellar Select Room, a collection of reserve wines from some of the finest winemakers in the world.
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McClure plans to launch a reserve wine list for guests who want to indulge in a pricier bottle of Lafite Rothschild or other high-end label for their power lunches and business dinners.
The reserve wine is something quite serious and still not at frightening prices.
King Estate Winery, near Lorane, received a gold medal for its 1999 pinot noir reserve wine.
The new space will feature cuisine by acclaimed Executive Chef Patrick McLaughlin along with 16 wines by the glass, and a large reserve wine list served tableside.
With better equipment and a focused approach, they aimed to improve BV's Georges de Latour reserve wine while maintaining its legacy.
I now haveabasic wine list, a blackboard with about another 30 wines, and the reserve wine list which has about 400 different wines ranging in price from pounds 15 up to a double magnum costing pounds 400, although inLondon you would probably pay pounds 1,000 for it.