Matt wanted to drink some Champagne with us this week, and we were really impressed with what his selections. We hope you get a chance to try one or two of these in the future, because they were all showing well. We taste the Pierre Peters Blanc de Blancs, the Eric Rodez Blanc de Blancs, and the 2006 Marc Chauvet Special Club. What sparkling wine did you drink for New Year’s Eve?

Our friend Matt has a colleague that was able to bring some wine back from India for us to try. We had heard that good bottles can be found, and were excited to try something new and so difficult to find. This was shot immediately following last week’s show, which explains why things are louder and less coherent than most episodes. It wasn’t so much fun to edit, but it was fun to film. We taste the Sula Brut Blanc de Blanc, the 2014 Seagram’s Nine Hills Chenin Blanc, and the 2013 Seagram’s Nine Hills Shiraz. If you have ever had Turkish, Lebanese, or Israeli wine that you’d recommend, please share your thoughts!