kelly magyarics

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Gold POP

Pommery broke all the rules when they released POP in miniature, 187 ml bottles. The latest edition to the Pommery family comes in a tricked-out, stylish bottle with a gold sheen. The glam bottle also happens to hold the world's first vintage-dated Champagne in a mini bottle. Precious and rare as gold, the winery released just 2,000 bottles of this 2002 vintage.

I managed to get my hands on one of the mini-bottles. It's sleek, stylish and gorgeous. Oh, and what's inside inside bad either. The nose had a subtle yeastiness, along with some lemon. I'd call it medium-bodied, and it had some creamy apple notes and finished clean. A lovely Champagne--no mere hype for the upscale nightclub set.

You can purchase Gold POP at Sherry Lehmann in NYC, or online at http://www.sherry-lehmann.com/. Gold POP retails for $18.95