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2012/12/20 18:05:11 (permalink)

Favorite Champagne

Mine is Veuve Clicquot, not horribly expensive, but sooo much better than the cheap headache inducing crap on the market. What is your choice when you splurge on bubbly?
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    MetroplexJim
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    Re:Favorite Champagne 2012/12/20 18:44:25 (permalink)
    Thanks for the tip, but it's lost on me as Champagne "goes to my head" too fast and I hate "woozy".  That's why I like sipping bourbon & water:  I know exactly what I'm drinking and when to stop before the feeling of well-being turns to "woozy".
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    Re:Favorite Champagne 2012/12/20 19:56:41 (permalink)
    It's not genuine but Gruet, out of New Mexico, makes a fine bottle of bubbles http://www.gruetwinery.com/
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    Re:Favorite Champagne 2012/12/21 11:10:59 (permalink)
    scrumptiouschef

    It's not genuine but Gruet, out of New Mexico, makes a fine bottle of bubbles http://www.gruetwinery.com/
    First had Gruet seven years ago at Brigtsen's  in New Orleans.  Excellent!
     
    Like Chewy, my favorite is  Veuve Cliquot.  First heard of it as a teen watching Casablanca.  At Rick's, Major Schtrauzer orders champagne and a tin of caviar.  Capt Renault suggests "Veuve Cliquot '29, a good French wine."

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    Re:Favorite Champagne 2012/12/21 14:02:17 (permalink)
    My favorites are both, Veuve Cliquot and, Tattinger. However, I also enjoy
    Gruet from New Mexico very much. New Mexico! Who would have known?
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    Re:Favorite Champagne 2012/12/21 14:07:13 (permalink)
    I'll have to look for Gruet, never heard of it before.  My favorites are Bollinger and Ruinart.
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    Re:Favorite Champagne 2012/12/21 14:48:26 (permalink)
    Pete, a list of distributors for the Nashville area are on this alphabetical list.
    http://www.gruetwinery.com/distributors
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    Re:Favorite Champagne 2012/12/21 16:07:39 (permalink)
    Not champagne, but I do enjoy Domaine Chandon Brut. In fact, there's a bottle in the refrigerator right now, plus two more in the wine rack.
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    Re:Favorite Champagne 2012/12/21 16:18:18 (permalink)
    scrumptiouschef

    It's not genuine but Gruet, out of New Mexico, makes a fine bottle of bubbles http://www.gruetwinery.com/

    Wow! I love this! I have friends in Santa Fe that introduced me to this and I actually found a bottle here during a wine sale.
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    Re:Favorite Champagne 2012/12/21 19:04:58 (permalink)
    Moët & Chandon Nectar Imperial.
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    Re:Favorite Champagne 2012/12/21 19:21:09 (permalink)
    Moet & Chandon over Bollinger?  We'll have a taste-off in Memphis!
    Pick your crudite!
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    Re:Favorite Champagne 2012/12/21 19:24:27 (permalink)
    An Amuse Bouche Battle.
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    Re:Favorite Champagne 2012/12/21 20:15:33 (permalink)
    I know a sushi chef in Memphis who specializes in iku sushi,  A stuffed squid with oriental vegetables, no rice.  What else you got?!
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    Re:Favorite Champagne 2012/12/21 20:41:05 (permalink)
    What do I have in Memphis? Me?

    Right now just an Uncle with corruption sauce for chicken....and maybe a few Italian friends with some goods. I'll put something together.
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    Re:Favorite Champagne 2012/12/21 20:45:47 (permalink)
    Amouse bouche battle  .....   bet on moi!
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    Re:Favorite Champagne 2012/12/21 20:52:52 (permalink)
    Please do. More of a take for me... when I pair the perfect courses to the horses.

    Not for nothin' but I can bring a bottle of Martini & Rossi Asti Spumante and still charm the judges votes.
    post edited by CCinNJ - 2012/12/21 21:23:44
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    Re:Favorite Champagne 2012/12/21 21:30:02 (permalink)
    Yer not going to impress me with Asti Spumante, baby.   Bring the heavy artillery!
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    Re:Favorite Champagne 2012/12/21 21:43:26 (permalink)
    Careful what you wish for...I'm heading there from the OVMS Show of Shows..
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    Re:Favorite Champagne 2012/12/21 22:05:24 (permalink)
    Louis Roederer Cristal Brut
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    Re:Favorite Champagne 2012/12/21 22:07:59 (permalink)
    $209.99? Are you nuts?
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    Re:Favorite Champagne 2012/12/21 22:16:26 (permalink)
    Actually I prefer the Roederer Cristal Brut Rose` which is over $500 a bottle.
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    Re:Favorite Champagne 2012/12/21 22:26:23 (permalink)
    Poverty Pete

    I'll have to look for Gruet, never heard of it before.  My favorites are Bollinger and Ruinart.


    How can someone named Poverty Pete drink Ruinart?
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    Re:Favorite Champagne 2012/12/21 22:39:58 (permalink)
    plb

    Poverty Pete

    I'll have to look for Gruet, never heard of it before.  My favorites are Bollinger and Ruinart.


    How can someone named Poverty Pete drink Ruinart?

    He has a rich cat.

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    Re:Favorite Champagne 2012/12/21 22:46:36 (permalink)
    He wore a fur coat here. I was mortified walking around with a leather jacket.
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    Re:Favorite Champagne 2012/12/21 23:04:57 (permalink)
    lleechef

    Actually I prefer the Roederer Cristal Brut Rose` which is over $500 a bottle.


    That's more like it.
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    Re:Favorite Champagne 2012/12/22 13:44:26 (permalink)
    I seldom have champagne all by itself except at Weddings. I have to admit using the cheap stuff to which I will make Mimosas or my own Cranberry, Champagne, Triple sec cocktail...with frozen Cranberries
     
    Having said that, we had stayed north of Sienna Italy a number of years ago at a winery, part of which had been converted to a luxury hotel.  It was really neat......the old manor house was turned into the restaurant/lounging area..they had about 20 of the "worker houses".. made out of stone.. out back.  They took about 1/3 to convert to nice hotel rooms, but left the rest for the estate workers.  You'd come out for dinner to find kids running around and folks out playing cards and drinking
     
    That said....they made, of course, gallons upon gallons of Chianti..but they also made some excellent white wines.  One night I had a glass...........ok...3..(we walked).....of their champagne...........FANTASTIC.  I bought 2 bottles to take back to our (then) home in the UK.   Although I tried for a while to find it anywhere else, it was for nought, and now alas, I have even forgotten the name of the winery
     
    So......ante up some "Christmas Bonus" and I"ll fly back to Sienna and see if I can find the place again
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    Re:Favorite Champagne 2012/12/22 14:28:35 (permalink)
    Was it on the sweet side?  It sounds like Asti Spumante.  THere may have been sugar crystals around the neck when you opened the bottle.
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    Re:Favorite Champagne 2012/12/22 16:00:15 (permalink)
    There should be a big sugar cube on the bottom of  every  glass of Asti Spumante!
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    Re:Favorite Champagne 2012/12/22 16:15:32 (permalink)
    MUMM Brut
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    Re:Favorite Champagne 2012/12/22 19:26:22 (permalink)
    Mogen David and club soda.
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