Where to buy Champagne

NV Roederer Estate Brut -- widely available, including at most Cost Plus World Market stores; Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454,; the Wine Country in Signal Hill, (562) 597-8303,; and Du Vin Wine & Spirits, West Hollywood, (310) 855-1161; about $22.

NV J Winery Brut "Cuvée 20" -- widely available, including at K&L Wine Merchants, Hollywood, (323) 464-9463,; and Wally's Wine & Spirits in Los Angeles, (310) 475-0606,; about $25.

NV Mionetto Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Brut -- available at Woodland Hills Wine Co. in Woodland Hills, (818) 222-1111,; and the Wine Country; about $14.

NV Nino Franco Prosecco "Rustico" -- widely available, including at Mission Wines in South Pasadena, (626) 403-9463,; Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731,; and most local Cost Plus World Market stores; about $18.

2007 Tarantas Cava Brut -- available at most local Whole Foods stores, about $13.

2004 Juve Y Camps Cava Brut Nature "Gran Reserva de la Familia" -- available at Red Carpet Wine Merchants, Glendale, (800) 339-0609,; Wally's; and many local Whole Foods stores; about $18.

2002 Louis Roederer "Cristal" -- available at Hi-Time Wine Cellars, Costa Mesa, (949) 650-8463,; Woodland Hills Wine Co.; Du Vin; Wine Exchange; Wine House; and K&L; about $250.

1995 Moet & Chandon "Dom Perignon White Gold Jeroboam" -- available at Wally's Wine & Spirits, $14,999.99.

1995 Champagne Krug "Clos d'Ambonnay" -- available at Wally's and K&L, about $3,500.

1996 Champagne Krug "Clos du Mesnil" -- available at Wally's and Red Carpet Wine Merchant, about $1,100.

1999 Pierre Peters "Cuvée Reserve Grand Cru Le Mesnil" -- available at Wine Expo in Santa Monica, (310) 828-4428,, the Wine Hotel, Los Angeles, (323) 937-9463; the Wine Country; and the Wine Exchange; about $75.

1999 Philipponnat Brut "Clos des Goisses" -- available at Hi-Time Wine Cellars; Woodland Hills Wine Co.; K&L Wine Merchants, Hollywood; Wine Exchange, Orange; and Wally's, L.A.; about $170.

1995 Charles Heidsieck "Blanc de Millenaires" -- available at K&L,; Du Vin, Wine Exchange and Flask Fine Wines in Studio City, (818) 761-5373; about $110.

NV Monmousseau Touraine Rose Brut "JM" -- available at Mission Wines, about $15.

NV Patrick Bottex Bugey-Cerdon "La Cueille" -- available at the Wine House and the Wine Exchange, about $22.

NV Chateau d'Orschwihr Cremant d'Alsace -- available at K&L, about $13.

NV Kalinda Riesling Sekt Extra Trocken -- available at K&L, about $18.

NV Schloss Gobelsburg Brut "Reserve" -- available at K&L and Woodland Hills Wine Co., about $30.

NV Hardy's Sparkling Shiraz -- available at Hi-Time Wine Cellars.

NV Woop Woop Sparkling Shiraz "the Black Chook" -- available at K&L and Mission Wines. About $16.

Regarding grower-producer Champagne: Most fine wine shops carry a small, well-selected group of grower-producer wines, but a few shops in Southern California are renowned for their depth. That is especially true of Wine Expo in Santa Monica, which has probably the best selection of such wines in California. Otherwise, head to the Wine Hotel, the Wine House, Woodland Hills Wine Co., the Wine Country, Hi-Time Wine Cellars or Flask Fine Wines for exceptional selections of Agrapart, Pierre Gimonnet, Paul Bara, Larmandier-Bernier, Jean Milan, Camille Savès and their ilk.