Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label ($45.99): One of the most familiar of Champagnes, the Yellow Label is finely made-a fruity while structured wine. It has both fresh and fragrant fruit as well as richness, a soft, creamy texture and bright acidity. There is no sense in bottle aging here-drink this wine because of its crispness.
Moet & Chandon Imperial ($43.99): This bright Champagne is aromatic, with hints of smoke, pastry cream and lemon curd on the nose, and flavors of crushed blackberry and toast. Clean-cut and fresh, with a lively bead.
Ruinart Blanc de Blanc ($72.99): A finely knit Champagne, this is driven by smoky minerality and layered with a subtle mix of lemon curd, biscuit, Acacia blossom and white peach puree. Long and vibrant on the spiced finish.