Personally, I think Champagne should be part of one's regular regiment of good wine; ie., not just for celebrations. I know our friends who make these gorgeous wines would agree.
Funny thing is, Champagne isn't a beverage, it is a piece of ground in France. They just happen to make the most famous sparkling wine on the planet.
I sorted through the cellar and found these great examples of "the Good Stuff".
Here are my favorites.