The Tour de France winner will be showered in Champagne (or English Ale this year) while the rest of us can have almost as much fun with Franceâ€™s great other sparkling, Vouvray from the Loire region. Almost the same dry, jazzy feeling but at a fraction of the price. Chateau Moncontour is one of the wine buys of the year. Pick up a few extra bottles for the rest of your summer festivities.
CHATEAU MONCONTOUR Brut, â€˜Tete de CuvÃ©eâ€™, Vouvray, Loire, France 207936 Vintages $15.95