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Hot news from Bolivia, thanks to Laura over at website Embelezzia. If you're around Cochabamba Bolivia on Thursday, hightail it to the Club de Gourmets in that fair town for the gala dinner that marks the official launch of Altosama, Bolivia's first ever Champagne. Made in Tarija by the Kuhlmann bodega (more famous for its singani, the grape spirit of Bolivia) the champagne is (and we quote), "...made from grapes from Tarjia that are cultivated at over 1800m above sea level (that's 5,900 feet to the metrically challenged) using French production methods to produce a wine that's sparkling with long-lasting bubbles on the palate, as well as intense fruit flavours.".
Thursday's launch is also getting sponsored by the French consulate in Bolivia, despite the fact that the Bolivia fizz uses the word "champagne" front'n'centre on the label (French don't usually like that).
Anyway, ask for it by name at your local liquor store, yeah? Here's the Kuhlmann website for those who want more details.