8.01 Pops For Champagne - Why Are We Here?

Danny and Tom pay a visit to Pops For Champagne in Chicago, IL, one of the best Champagne bars in the country. In this episode you'll be re-initiated into the world of this frequently misunderstood sparkling wine. You'll learn how to properly pair Champagne with food and see that it can be enjoyed throughout a meal - not just as an aperitif. You'll also get tips on the best sparkling wine producers in the world. Distributed by Tubemogul.

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