WHAT: Champagne R. Pouillon & Fils Cuvée de Réserve Brut (sparkling) Rating: NNNN
WHERE: Mareuil-sur-Ay, France
WHY: Summer means weddings, and wine makes a great gift, so here's a chance to shop ahead. Write on the card, "To be opened on your second anniversary." That way, it looks like you think they're going to stay married. I'm considering renewing my vows if it might get me some of this. Yeasty, orchardy and with a pleasing even-handed dryness, it's an elegant reward for avoiding early divorce.
PRICE: 750 ml/$48.95
AVAILABILITY: At selected Vintages outlets (product #160937)