Living the good life: A great bottle of wine

Piper–Heidsieck Champagne Brut, Reims–France: A sinfully delicious Champagne. A stylish blend of pinot noir, pinot meunier and chardonnay. T

he nose is fresh and fragrant citrus and pear. The palate is crisp, pineapple and orange zest.

The celebration begins with the “pop” of the cork. Start your New Year’s with one of the very best. A toast … to 2008!

[Suggested retail $39.99, on sale at $19.99. Good Life Grocery, 448 Cortland Ave.]

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