Roederer Champagne House is one of the few that actually grow the majority of their own grapes for its sparkling wine. The flagship, Cristal, is made from the best grapes from all of their vineyards and bottle aged for five years on the lees which are the dead yeast cells. This aging adds additional character and finesse. During the 1800's they provided Cristal to the Russian Tsars. After the Communist Revolution, they lost an astonishing 75% of their business. You can bring back the golden era of the Russian Tsars with Cristal and caviar. This expensive garnish is the processed and salted roe of certain species of fish, most notably the sturgeon, black caviar, and the salmon, red caviar. The word comes to us from the ancient Persian meaning egg-bearing. The source of the world's finest caviar is the Beluga Sturgeon of the Caspian Sea. Now it is endangered and the US has banned all imports of beluga caviar.