quote:Originally posted by Vino Me:
I had dinner with the former importer of Launois wines in the Midwest in February and recall him telling me that Launois was leaving the Special Club for business reasons. I recently saw the 2008 Launois SC at K&L but haven't seen it for sale anywhere else. This could be the last SC they release.
I spent last week visiting producers in Champagne and one of them had also dropped out of the special club programme quite a number of years ago. I'm pretty sure it was Larmandier-Bernier. I thought their wines were superb, better than many of the current members of Special Club.