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Dear Palates,

There are only three more days left to order my new Champagnes.  NV Good Lord Blanc de Blancs and NV Bless Your Heart Rosé.

Sales have been explosive.  Thanks to all who have already purchased these two extraordinary Champagnes. Once you taste them, I promise you will want more.  The holidays are rapidly approaching; these two Champagnes will make unique gifts and delicious pairings with all sorts of holiday foods.  

For those of you who don’t know, these labels were designed by world renowned artist James Jean.  You can see his work on Instagram (@jamesjeanart) or on his Facebook page.  I have known James for decades.  He has designed all of the Southern Gothic Wine Collection wine labels beginning with Southern Belle.  James signed and numbered each of the bottles.  I only produced 400 bottles of each Champagne.

Cedric Guyot is the winemaker and a new friend who has a garagiste winery in the very south of the Champagne region, in a village called Vertus.  Cedric’s wines are peerless, but more importantly to me, he shares a restless innovative spirit and he was willing to experiment with new techniques, including substituting Pappy Van Winkle for the traditional Cognac in the dosage.

You can order right now and until end of day 27 September, this coming Thursday.  Feel free to email me with questions or comments.

Yours sincerely,
Dan Philips
The Grateful Palate

PS I’ve received many inquiries about my old imported Australian Shiraz.  There are several on the website but if you have old favorites please email.