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1978-12 December Classic Newsletter

December 1978 Selection of California Wine


Louis M. Martini worked for several California vintners before ultimately settling in St. Helena in 1933 to fulfill his ambition of making fine wines. By the time of his death in 1974, at the age of 87, Martini had become a legend in his own time. The winery has become widely known for its table wines, but also produces some fine dessert wines, such as this Tawny Port.

True Portuguese ports are often blends of as many as fifteen different grape varieties. Four of the most famous of these grapes are the Tinta Madeira, Tinta Cao, Touriga, and the Souzao. Each port producer however, blends according to his own particular taste. Martini Tawny Port is produced by the frac­tional blending system, in which many lots of selected ports, some of which have been aged for 10-12 years, are blended.

Sweet, luscious, and flavorful this Martini Tawny Port is a perfect holiday drink. Serve it at room temperature with nuts, cheese and fruit cake.

$2.85/fifth $30.78/case

December 1978 Selection of Imported Wine


Every year, the Cellarmaster Wine of the Month Club, has tried to select a sparkling wine for your New Years Eve celebration. It is becoming harder to stay within the committed price ranges and find outstanding values, however here is a discovery for the price.

Joli Brut is a French sparkling wine, from the famous house of Piper Heidsieck, founded in 1785. They are headquartered in the heart of the French Champagne region, in Reims. However, our selection is not labeled "champagne" because the grapes are grown in the Loire Valley, and therefore do not command that designation. We are not told what grape varieties are used, but you can depend on the care, expertise, scientific know how, and winemakers art exercised in every cuvee.

Seventeen months ago when this sparkling wine was introduced to the U.S. market, the news release announced, "A French Sparkling Wine at dom­estic prices." We think it surpasses equivalent California champagnes in the same price range.

The wine has fine bubbles, traditional of a well made champagne, a beautiful full nose with a good yeasty depth. The flavor is clean, crisp, and pleasant. Happy New Year.

$6.99/fifth $75.50/case

Four fifths of the popular Fazzi Battaglia Vendicchio in a handy reusable wood carrier. #709 $15.96(2.00)
contains a four bottle selection of fifths. One Soave, one Valpollicella, one Bardolino and one Rose. #710 $14.88(2.00)
This superb package contains three fifths. One Cabernet Sauvignon 1975, one Pinot Noir 1975, one Late Harvest Johannisberg Riesling 1977. #711 $30.00(2.00)
Jeroboam size of Champagne - (a double magnum, usually 101 ounces, serving 25 glasses).
- Fleur de France 1971 (Hand painted flower bottle) An exquisite champagne and a coll­ectors item bottle. Jeroboam #712 $114.95(3.00)
Jeroboam #713 $68.50 (3.00)
Jeroboam #714 $59.50 (3.00)
Jeroboam #715 $61.95 (3.00)
Jeroboam #716 $30.95 (3.00)
Rehoboam size of MUMM's - (a triple magnum, 146 ounces, which will serve 36 glasses).
Rehoboam #717 $103.50(4.50)
Methuselah size of MUMM's - (a quadruple magnum, 183 ounces,which will serve about 48 glasses).
Methuselah #718 $153.00(?.?0)

Use the gift order form on the CELLARMASTER GIFT BOXES brochure to order any of these selections which can be sent directly to your gift list or sent to you, or you may use the order form in the next column. (Shipping charges per set appear in the parenthesis that follow the price)

CELLARMASTER "WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB" – for a fun way of discovering new wines each month We select one domestic and one imported wine and feature it in our wine shop. We send you a bottle of each selection monthly. We send you a newsletter describing the wine and its background. We restrict our selections to the popular price range, not to exceed $10.00 for the two bottles of wine each month. We deliver to the Palos Verdes Area at no charge. We ship statewide at nominal charges of whatever our cost is for such shipping. If you are new to wines, it is a good way to learn about them. If you are a seasoned connoisseur, we invite you to test our evaluations and make your recommendations for future selections. Please send me the domestic and imported selection each month. NAME PHONE STREET CITY ZIP □ Charge my regular account at your shop. □ Bank America □ Visa □ Master Charge No._________________________Expiration__________ Date_____________Signature________________________ "WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB" CELLARMASTER SELECTIONS Mail to: Palos Verder Wines & Spirits 77 MALAGA COVE PLAZA PALOS VERDES ESTATES, CALIFORNIA 90274 ------------------------------------------------------------- WINE ORDER FORM Use the form below for ordering any wines or items you wish from this newsletter, or any other wines available. We deliver in Palos Verdes at no charge ($20 minimum). We ship statewide nominal charges of whatever our cost is for such shipping. PLEASE SEND ME THE WINES LISTED BELOW: NO. BOTTLES NO. CASES NUMBER & NAME OF WINE PRICE TOTAL □ Send C.O.D. □ Charge my regular account SUB TOTAL___________ □ BankAmericard □ Mastercharge □ Visa 6% SALES TAX________ No.________________________________________ TOTAL_______________ Expiration Date:______________________________ Signature_____________________________ Name (print)______________________________ Address____________________________City_________Zip_______Phone_______________ Mail to: 77 Malaga Cove Plaza Palos Verder Estates, CA 90274


There is a star on every bottle of Chandon, just as there is a star on every bottle of champagne made by our parent and mentor, Moët & Chandon of Epernay, France. It means that every bottle of Chandon sparkling wine is made by the same classical méthode champenoise. And, in truth, under the same austere French supervision. But that is what makes the happiest of wines.


We are introducing Chandon Blanc de Noirs as a companion to our Chandon Brut. The wine has a distinctive color that comes from exclusive use of Pinot Noir grapes, and a fuller body and more fruity flavor.

Same star on every bottle, just as there is on every bottle of champagne made by our French parent, Moët & Chandon. It means that every bottle of Chandon sparkling wine is made by the same classical méthode champenoise. With the same effect: Star Quality.