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Neiman Marcus

400 Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto, Ca.94304
Judy Perlstein ext. 2176
Chris Sanchez ext. 2174

Their web site does not have much on wine, except maybe an event.

This is difficult to share as what has happened since I started collecting wine in 1963 ( as a reporter I drank 1959 BV and French wines and it sure impressed the ladies I dated that I enjoyed good wine and food ). While there are more boutique wineries and more wine being produced than thirty-five years ago, there are more people interested in good wine than ever before. Wine education, tasting, and enjoyment has created more competition for the better wines, driving up the prices as supply and demand cannot keep up for the better wines. So when you learn some sources, you don't give them out as you are creating more competition for yourself.

K&L Wine has the best prices and selection, plus are on line. You know I also like the Wine Club, 1200 Coleman Avenue, Santa Clara, California ( less than a half mile from my office ), and also Oakville Grocery for the hard to find. You know I visit Beverages & More. Now here is one of my secrets for the hard to find stuff, especially the Champagnes. I give you this to help you celebrate the Year 2000 or as a wedding or college graduation present.

Neiman-Marcus. The better wine producers around the world want to be in Neiman-Marcus. Chris Sanchez knows that and orders the best Champagne and wine you can find. He is especially great on Champagne ( while the Wine Club and K&L are very good places for prices, for gift boxes and the extra-ordinary---I know Chris Sanchez is a great buyer. Here is a reproduction of a recent letter to his customers:

Neiman Marcus Stanford Center is pleased to offer a rare selection of the best vintage champagnes in gift boxes.

I'll begin with a very special, very limited, numbered gift set of Krug vintages-1981, 1983 and 1989 in a uniquely designed box and bottled to commemorate Krug's Clos du Mesnil's 300th anniversary.

We are also offering an in-depth selection of Veuve Clicquot Grande Dame Brut and Rose vintage 1988, 1989 and 1990.

Trilogie gift box containing Grande Dame vintages 1988, 1989, and 1990 in an elegant wooden gift box. 2000 were made of these numbered gift boxes; a millenium champagne masterpiece.

Trilogie Vintage Reserve in a wooden box, vintage years 1988, 1989 and 1990. This Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin vintage reserve is a millenium must ($750 at the Palo Alto store).

A limited amount of La Grande Dame vintage years 1979, and 1983. La Grande Dame 1989 Magnums and 1989 Jerobaum.

1988 Magnum Rose, 1989 Rose, Veuve Clicquot Brut Jerobaums, Magnums, 375 and 750 ml.

Artist collection of Taittinger 1986 features Hans Hartung gift box, a unique item Taittinger, Comtes de Champagne 1990, choice and highly rated.

Salon 1982, Krug 1989 and Krug Grand Cuvee, Perrier Jouet 1990 Fleur de Champagne, Perrier Jouet gift sets, Comte de Dam Pierre Rose 1990, Roederer 1990 vintage.

Additionally we offer a wide selection of wines and ports. We will be happy to assist you with your selections. If you prefer to place an order by phone, please call us at (650)329-3300, extension 2174.

We look forward to hearing from you.


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