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Bottles of Comtesse de Cérhès champagne

Wines from several different sources, including UK importers Yapp Brothers and Stone, Vine & Sun. Some of them well worth seeking out. Only one of them outrageously priced. Also, a focus on the quintessentially summery appellations of Cassis and Bellet.

This is admittedly a bit of a mixed bag, but there are some lovely wines and some real bargains here. In the latter category, I would pick out The Wine Society's Crémant du Jura, usually underpriced in my experience. Their Domaine de Montbourgeau Brut Zéro NV is well worth £15.50, though it certainly doesn't look luxurious.

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