By Matt Goldstein
In a blind taste test that featured wine experts, sommelier’s, decorated chefs, winemakers, food critics and many other wine connoisseur’s, a Washington State sparkling wine, Domaine Ste Michelle Brut, has defeated champagnes retailing for more than 10 times its own price. For the 2nd year in a row, a $12 bottle of Domaine Ste Michelle Brut has been declared the winner of the Wine Trials and defeated Dom Perignon in the process. Perhaps the most famous Champagne in the history of wine, more for its price than anything else considering that virtually no one can afford it, Dom Perignon retails for about $140. Domaine Ste Michelle Brut sparkling wine retails for about $12 but has even been seen online for as little as $8.99. From the book, The Wine Trials 2010, authors Rubin Goldstein and Alexis Herschkowitsch give detailed account of how 150 wines $15 and under beat out wines over $50 in “rigorous brown bag blind tastings.” Domaine Ste Michelle Brut is made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes and has a “fresh and light” style. Domaine Ste Michelle Extra Dry was also a finalist.
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