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Taking Online Orders Now

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For Café Metropole Blanc de Blanc

Paris:- Saturday, 14. June 2003:- Allan Pangborn has made it official. You can place an online order for Café Metropole Blanc de Blanc Sparkling Wine today. The new Moonlight Cellar Web site has been tested andphoto: cafe metropole blanc de blanc Allan has assured me that the order form is on a 'secure' server.

Here is the URL:-

http://www.moonlightcellar.com/ - and it certainly won't hurt to bookmark it.

The online order form will be familiar to everybody who has ever purchased goods via the Web. The only note of caution is that after filling in your order information and submitting the form, you will probably have to wait two minutes until there is a response. It is not necessary to hit the 'back' button or attempt to re-submit.

I suppose that everybody but me knows this already - so if you've read this sort of note before and know it off-by-heart - just consider that I've put it in for my own information.

As for the details about ordering, there is no need for me to repeat them here because you are just a link away from the source.

The relationship between 'Metropole Paris' and the new Café Metropole Blanc de Blanc Sparkling Wine is explained by Allan Pangborn on the Moonlight Cellar Web site.

For those of you who have just caught on to this for the first time - or have forgotten what has alreadyphoto: allan riddling sparkling wine bottles happened - Allan is a long-time Metropole reader and a member of the Café Metropole Club. It is from the club that he has borrowed the name for the wine. This, and his appreciation of Paris.

Allan riddling bottles of Café Metropole Blanc de Blanc in the Moonlight 'Shed.'

Allan is not an amateur or part-time winemaker. He has worked in the business for decades, both in Europe and in the United States. By people who are discerning, the dry sparkling wine is considered to be fine, and this has been confirmed by several positive sessions of testing at locales in the Pacific Northwest.

The Nutshell History of Café Metropole Blanc de Blanc

This story has appeared in previous issues of Metropole Paris. Rather than reprint the dozen chapters on this page, here are the links:-

Grape Days - for Metropole, which appeared on Saturday, 19. October 2002.

Moonbeam and the Slug - with wine lore from 'The Shed,' from Saturday, 26. October.

Cold Snap - requires Moonlight to light Its stove - from Saturday, 2. November.

Moonlight Steps Out - but the winery's truck falls ill, from Saturday, 9. November.

A Small Champagne Vocabulary - plus possible relief for New Yorkers, from Saturday, 16. November.

photo: wine barrelA Winemaker's Philosophy - 'The Goal - "The Best Sparkling Wine Possible,'" by Allan, on Saturday, 23. November.

Allan Is Not On Strike - with more winemaker's Philosophy, from Allan on Saturday, 30. November.

Sunshine for Vegas Visit - of Café Metropole Blanc de Blanc, as reported on Saturday, 7. December.

Tools of the Trades - to make Café Metropole Blanc de Blanc, from Saturday, 14. December.

Quiet but Busy Times - for Café Metropole Blanc de Blanc. A winter report on Saturday, 25. January 2003.

The Labelworks - how the Café Metropole Blanc de Blanc label got is 'look,' on Saturday, 8. February.

'Taste Washington' Report - Café Metropole Blanc de Blanc goes on show in Seattle. Allan reported about it on Saturday, 12. April.

Not in the list above are the 'reports' about Café Metropole Blanc de Blanc's first public appearance. This was at a Café Metropole Club meeting held in New York City in December of 2001, and privately, on New Years Day 2002, also in Manhattan.

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The relationship between Caféphoto: cork, cap Metropole Blanc de Blanc Sparkling Wine and Metropole Paris is one of sponsorship. Each order you place benefits this magazine and helps to support its existence.

For personal reasons I have not tasted Café Metropole Blanc de Blanc Sparkling Wine. However I have been with people who have and they found it to be a more than respectable champagne-method wine. In addition, I have spent a fair amount of time together with Allan. He does know his wine and he knows how to make it.

So long as you are over 21, having a moderate amount of Café Metropole Blanc de Blanc Sparkling Wine, will give you pleasure.
signature, regards, ric

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Allan Pangborn, Winemaker
Café Metropole Blanc de Blancô
Moonlight Sparkling Wine Cellar, LLC

4704 West 12th Avenue
Kennewick, WA 99338 USA
Tel.: 509 - 735 72 37
Email: allan@moonlightcellar.com

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