Challenging Bubbles

December 3, 2004



The last tasting was held at the Restaurant Budo-ya located in OAG House - the German Cultural Institute on December 3rd. We have tried variety of Champagne and Sparkling Wines, red and white.
It was challenging because I have never heard of Janisson Baradon, I have never guessed Sofia is so dry despite of her appearance, never know how pretty new rose is with yellow, and knew red sparkling have never been good. The challenge was rewarded, always, almost. Our findings tonight were as below;
We found red vin mousseux which was ranked worst for the night, had only one person who actually ranked as the worst. So I guess it was not that bad. Janisson which was good in scarcity and Jacobs which was good at price were the fist and the second of the night by 2 points, but the price difference is about 8 times. So we know which one to choose. Points on Roederer and Sofia were kind of close. It was just 3 points, but comparing to Sofia which was morelikely ranked middle , Roederer was chosen as the first or the second by 50% of attendees and the last by 40%. I say Roederer is really the challenger of love or hate.


No Wine Year Grape Region Yen Shop Points Rank 1s 2s Ls
A Roederer Estate Brut - - USA 3,000 Tokyu, Toyoko 42 4 1 4 4
B Janisson Baradon 1997 - France 10,500 Tokyu, Honten 27 1 4 2 0
C Jacobs Creek - - Australia 1,450 Cave de Relax 29 2 3 3 1
D Bourgogne Mousseux Rouge - Pinot Noir France 2,200 Enoteca 48 6 0 0 1
E Veuve Clicquot Rose Label - - France 6,000 Tokyu, Honten 40 3 2 2 2
F Sofia Coppola 2003 - USA 3,300 Tokyu Toyoko 45 5 1 0 2

Rank: 1=Most Prefered, 9=Worst,
1s:No of attendee prefered best,
2s: No of attendee chose second best,
Ls:No of atendee ranked worst

Dishes for tonight

Place: at the restaurent Budo-ya, at OAG house






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