The Champagnery - Wine & Spirits Magazine

The Champagnery

Architect and designer Charlotte Stengel was running a gallery out of an old apothecary before she transformed it into a Champagne bar last summer. Now there are wide couches to perch on while you take in the art, and a list of sparklers some 120 selections long. The current crowd favorite is the Gougenheim Sparkling Rosé of Malbec from Mendoza, says sommelier Ariel Reed; she’s also crushing the Moussé Fils L’Or d’Eugène, a pinot meunier–rich Champagne on the list at $55. Reed suggests ending with the Champagne cake, filled with strawberry curd and frosted with Champagne buttercream, and a glass of Malvirà Birbet Brachetto.

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is W&S’s editor at large and covers the wines of the Mediterranean and Central and Eastern Europe for the magazine.

This story appears in the print issue of December 2018.
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