Stories tagged with: Champagne

December 30, 2014 - 6:55pm
30 weeks 4 days ago

If you're planning on toasting to the New Year, don't forget to pick up a bottle of champagne.

It has been said that champagne is the classic New Years Eve beverage, but when it comes to purchasing a bottle of bubbly, there are some recommendations you should consider. This morning we spoke with Mike Alfman, the owner of Winerak Market, about different New Years Eve champagne and sparkling wine options.

"People come in and they ask for a bottle of champagne, but what I...

December 27, 2013 - 5:36pm
1 year 31 weeks ago

The Winerak in Zanesville is preparing for one of the busiest days of the year, New Year's Eve. And With hundreds of bottles of wine and champagne to choose from, finding just the right bottle to toast to can be overwhelming.

"We have plenty of sparkling wines and in our sparkling wine selection, we have asti, which is from Italy, and we have champagne which is from France," Owner of the Winerak, Mike Alfman explained. "And a lot of times, a...

December 26, 2012 - 5:42pm
2 years 31 weeks ago

Now that Christmas has come and gone, everyone is moving on to the next holiday only days away.

The traditional best way to ring in a new year is to toast with a glass of bubbly champagne. Like most alcohol, prices vary from high to low and the price is based on where the grapes were grown.

Chad Lynn, the beverage manager at Winerak said, "region of where it is made for one. For two, the champagne maker itself is who develops the eliteness of the particular champagne. The...

December 27, 2011 - 2:15pm
3 years 31 weeks ago

It's time to ring in the new year.

For many that means popping the cork on a bottle of champagne. If a bottle of bubbly is on your list there's two questions you should ask, how much do you want to spend and what type.

"Asti is real sweet and is made with a moscato grape and usually made in California, not in the champagne region," explained Winerak Beverage Manger Chad Lynn.

A bottle of champagne costs anywhere from $5.99 to $499.00. If you're not sure what kind...

December 30, 2010 - 12:54pm
4 years 30 weeks ago

If you are planning on celebrating the new year there are many options when it comes to alcohol.

Champagne is the most widely used drink to toast in the new year with prices that range from $5.99 to $500. Champagne is considered a sparkling dry wine that comes from the Champagne region of France. One expert said there's a difference between top shelf and bottom.

"It does make a difference if you know what to look for," said Owner of the Winerak Mike Alfman....

December 30, 2009 - 5:18pm
5 years 30 weeks ago


A champagne toast at midnight is tradition on New Year's Eve, but if you don't want to break the bank there are several types of bubbly at an affordable price.

Mike Alfman, owner of the Winerak, off Maple Avenue in Zanesville says he sells champagne starting at a price of $5.99 all the way up to the high end brands.

"We have Cristal which runs $299 dollars a bottle and we also have a gold dip bottle by the name of Armon which runs, I believe, somewhere around $350...

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