Thierry Germain Bulles de Roche Saumur Brut NV, France
The Loire Valley’s Vouvray region has been popular in wine circles for a few years now. But the nearby Saumur area, where winemaker Thierry Germain crafts his exceptional nonvintage blends, is still relatively unknown. In this bottle, chenin blanc grapes dominate, resulting in a fizz that’s minerally, bone-dry, and highly acidic with a beautiful lemon color.
Perfect for: impressing your wine snob co-workers. $16.95
Photograph by Aaron Dyer for Bloomberg Businessweek