Drinking a fine sparkling wine is one of lifes truest pleasures, six ot the best champagnes, money can buy. rated nunber 1 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne vintage only.An exceptionally good rose champagne.Taittinger also makes a fine blan de blancs and a nonvintage brut. Number2 DOM Perignon vintage only.This is probably the most widely acclaimed champagne, and deservedly so,Elegant and light, with delicate bubbles.The producer also makes uner its Moet et Chandon name,a vintage champagne,a nonvintage champagne and a nonvintage brut.Number3 Perrier-Jouet Fleur de Champagne-vintage only.This house produce champagne of the highest quality in a particularly popular style.THE wine s austere yet tasteful.It is also extremely dry without being harsh or acidic.Perrier-Jouet also produces a rose champagne.Number4 Louis Roederer Cristal -vintage only.Cristals magic lies in its plays with opposites; Elegant yet robust,rich taste without weightiness.Roederer also produces a sparkling rose, a vintage champagne and a nonvintage brut. Number5 Bollinger Vieilles vignes Francaises vintage only.This is the rarest of all fancy champagnes.Its vines have existed since before phylloxera (a plant louse) killed most French grapvine in the mid -1800s.The wine is roust and rich-flavored.Bollinger also makes a vintage champage and a non vintage brut.NUMBER6 Dom Ruinart BLanc de Blancs -vintage only. Produced by Dom Perignon in REims rather than in Epernay,it is held in low profile so as not to compete strongly with its illustrious coproduct but is every bit as good.The wine is light(not thin),complex, very alive, yet velvety.Best American Beers / The quality of beers varies almost as widely as the quality of wine—— but the difference in price between the worst and the best is far narrower.Unlike wine, taste is the ultimate test. How to tell a fine beer by sight: Use a tulip-shaped glass or a large brandy snifter. The beer should be at about 50f (a bit warmer than refrigerator temperature).Pour it straight down the center of the glass.Side pouring is necessary only if the beer has been jostled or insufficiently chiled, Now look for the three visual signs of excellence,, Number 1 Small bubbles that continue to rise for several minutes.Number2 A dense head one-and -one-half to two inches high,that lasts.NUMBER3 No trace of cloudiness. after drinking,look for the clear Brussels lace tracery that should remain on the inside of the glass.Best american beers Anchor Steam Beer (San Francisco) New Amsterdam Amber Beer (NYC) Best dark beers.Prior Double Dark Beer, Sierra Nevada Porter Beer, Sierra Nevada Stout. Best Beers to go with meals Kronenbourg (from France) Kirin (from Japan) To buy and store beer….Be sure the bottles are filled to within one-and one-half inches the top.Buy bottles instead of cans.Avoid twist-cap bottles if possiable. Try to buy refrigerated beer that has.. not been exposed fluorescent light.. Store bottles upright at 40F to 50F .Avoid agitating the bottles in transit or in storage.(For example, do not put them on the door shelves of a refrigerator,) Do not store beer for long periods.DO not quick-chill beer in the freezer.