Five Champagnes for Summer

JUNE 24, 2014

Champagne is a festive drink, but that does not mean that bubbly is only appropriate for holidays that occur during winter months. Independence Day, Labor Day, and every warm-weather occasion in between are just as deserving of this elegantly refreshing drink. A chilled glass in the hand and a cool sip on the lips can be the ultimate refresher. Here are five of the latest Champagnes that are perfect for poolside joviality or warm summer nights.

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