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Yes, the finest bubblies are indeed made in Champagne, and here's proof. The warm 2003 season helped to yield a seductively smooth Dom, the iconic brand named after the Benedictine monk. Think lemon pie and yeasty bread dough laced with a pronounced mineral-like flavour that lingers well into the long finish. The only harsh note is the price. $213.49 in B.C., $187.64 in Sask., $227.58 in Man., $231 in Que., $199.98 in N.B., $210.79 in N.S., $243.91 in Nfld., $199.99 in PEI.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More


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