Worst Champagne?

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2008/12/11 11:20:10
What's your vote for the worst tasting, headache inducing Champagne? Mine, Flexinet, even the name is crappy!
exsquidao
Cheeseburger
RE: Worst Champagne? 2008/12/11 11:28:49
MD 20/20
GNeedles59
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Worst Champagne? 2008/12/11 11:42:22
Korbel, I would rather drink Cooks
Tony Bad
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Worst Champagne? 2008/12/11 11:57:24
quote:
Originally posted by chewingthefat

What's your vote for the worst tasting, headache inducing Champagne? Mine, Flexinet, even the name is crappy!


I think you mean Freixenet.

Most folks wouldn't know quality champagne if it bit them on the...ahhhh...ear.

Years ago I worked a catering job at a house party. The people were really obnoxious. Our "kitchen" was in their garage. We were pouring Moet White Star that night, but found a case of plastic capped, ultra-cheap splits in the garage and began refilling empty Moet bottles with the cheap swill. No one noticed, and in fact, the host remarked "you can really taste the difference in good champagne" as I refilled her glass with the junk.

I know some CAN tell the difference.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Worst Champagne? 2008/12/11 12:06:22
Tony, If you had filled the bottles with ANDRE'S Cold Duck, I MIGHT have been able to tell the difference !!

I seldom drink to hangover excess, but that stuff has hurt me badly in the past !
analei
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Worst Champagne? 2008/12/11 12:45:10
quote:
Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

Tony, If you had filled the bottles with ANDRE'S Cold Duck, I MIGHT have been able to tell the difference !!

I seldom drink to hangover excess, but that stuff has hurt me badly in the past !


Mine was Baby Duck.

The headache was so horrid I want to smash my head against the wall.
analei
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Worst Champagne? 2008/12/11 12:47:55
The reason i had baby duck is on a dare from a friend. MY, do i have regret throwing away six bucks for PAIN.

He likes to make fun of my quality tastes and dared me to try something more plebian.

WarToad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Worst Champagne? 2008/12/11 12:53:06
quote:
Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

Tony, If you had filled the bottles with ANDRE'S Cold Duck, I MIGHT have been able to tell the difference !!


Heh. My Mom is a very very rare drinker. Like maybe once every year or so. But when she does, it's Cold Duck. It think it was her thing in the 50's and 60's as a young woman, so it takes her back.
Mosca
Filet Mignon
RE: Worst Champagne? 2008/12/11 16:20:37
First one I thought of was also Cold Duck! From the wiki,

"The wine was invented by Harold Borgman, the owner of Pontchartrain Wine Cellars in Detroit, in 1937. The recipe was based on a traditional German custom of mixing all the dregs of unfinished wine bottles with champagne. The wine he produced was given the name Kaltes Ende ("cold end" in German), until it was humorously altered to the similar sounding term Kalte Ente meaning "cold duck"."

Sounds about right.
RE: Worst Champagne? 2008/12/11 17:39:12
quote:
Originally posted by Tony Bad

quote:
Originally posted by chewingthefat

What's your vote for the worst tasting, headache inducing Champagne? Mine, Flexinet, even the name is crappy!


I think you mean Freixenet.

Most folks wouldn't know quality champagne if it bit them on the...ahhhh...ear.

Years ago I worked a catering job at a house party. The people were really obnoxious. Our "kitchen" was in their garage. We were pouring Moet White Star that night, but found a case of plastic capped, ultra-cheap splits in the garage and began refilling empty Moet bottles with the cheap swill. No one noticed, and in fact, the host remarked "you can really taste the difference in good champagne" as I refilled her glass with the junk.

I know some CAN tell the difference.


Your right, Freixenet! Still a crappy name, probably means exploding head in German!
Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Worst Champagne? 2008/12/11 17:49:31
Mine would be Miller High Life the Champagne of Beer...Russ
cavandre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Worst Champagne? 2008/12/12 06:57:42
quote:
Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen
I seldom drink to hangover excess, but that stuff has hurt me badly in the past !

I also thought that Champs induced the worst hangover possible; then I made the mistake of drinking just Cognac for the entire evening. As the Isrealis say "Never Again".
jmckee
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Worst Champagne? 2008/12/12 12:57:59
Reiem, from Meier Wine Cellars in Silverton, Ohio.

My wife's grandfather gave us a bottle of it once for our anniversary. Oh. My. God. A touch of old rubber tires in the bouquet, with a memory of paint thinner in the aftertaste.
fabulousoyster
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Worst Champagne? 2008/12/12 13:09:13
Only really dry champagne for me.
Sweet gives me a headache.
eruby
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Worst Champagne? 2008/12/12 13:14:31
quote:
Originally posted by exsquidao
MD 20/20
I got that beat. Sparkling MD 20/20 made in one of the 'make-your-own' seltzer bottles.

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
PaulBPool
Cheeseburger
RE: Worst Champagne? 2008/12/12 13:56:53
Generally speaking I'm not fond of champagne; cheap, moderate, expensive, I don't care for it.
Cold duck, now that brings back memories of long gone days. But do any of you remember an even more repulsive brew called "Malt Duck"? For some now unremembered reason, a softball team I played on for many years used to drink bottles of this awful stuff at their weekly parties. I believe it was a malt beverage (similar to Colt 45) but flavored to taste like cold duck. Ick!
JT1
Cheeseburger
RE: Worst Champagne? 2008/12/12 13:57:12
quote:
Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

Tony, If you had filled the bottles with ANDRE'S Cold Duck, I MIGHT have been able to tell the difference !!

I seldom drink to hangover excess, but that stuff has hurt me badly in the past !


Oh, now, Cold Duck is a Thanksgiving staple in my house! We once ordered a case from the local market and what a Thnksgiving it was! The dog loved chasing the corks (now they have a screw top! Sacrilige!!)
porkbeaks
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Worst Champagne? 2008/12/12 15:10:11
In Southeast Asia in 1967-1968, our AF ration cards allotted 6 bottles of wine per month. Unused by many GI's. Everyone in our hut (15 guys) agreed to buy their wine rats in "champagne" for October, November, and December. Mostly Andre, I think, but since it was all $1 a bottle, we bought whatever was available. We stored them everywhere and, come the 12 days of Christmas, we commenced drinking. There was much disagreement over when these 12 days began, but I believe I had some level of "champagne" hangover from around the 12th of December right into New Year's Day. I know we went through well over 200 bottles and a few guys didn't drink (honest!). Toted around like a can of beer, we enjoyed a bottle each many nights at the outdoor movie shown on the corrugated steel wall of a storage building. The garbage cans were placed right along the wall below the "screen" and had always been the target of long set-shots with beer cans......well, the lifers sure got tired of our "champagne" set-shots which made for a lot more excitement bouncing off the backboard/screen. But.....I digress. That stuff was the worst "champagne" I ever had. pb
Lexi
Cheeseburger
RE: Worst Champagne? 2008/12/12 16:18:48
Not to come off sounding like a total snot...you are all referring to sparkling wine, not Champagne. Champagne can only come from the DOC region of Champagne, France.

With all the debate on this site about regional differences and preferences in hot dogs, barbecue and the like I think I may have a valid point.

Let the games begin...
tfrielin
Cheeseburger
RE: Worst Champagne? 2008/12/12 16:23:17
Asti Spumante
porkbeaks
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Worst Champagne? 2008/12/12 17:02:23
quote:
Originally posted by Lexi

Not to come off sounding like a total snot...you are all referring to sparkling wine, not Champagne. Champagne can only come from the DOC region of Champagne, France.

With all the debate on this site about regional differences and preferences in hot dogs, barbecue and the like I think I may have a valid point.

Let the games begin...


That's why I always referred to it as "champagne" in my post, but I'll betcha there would have been enough headaches to go around even if we were drinking Dom. pb
boyardee65
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Worst Champagne? 2008/12/12 17:06:30
quote:
Originally posted by cavandre

quote:
Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen
I seldom drink to hangover excess, but that stuff has hurt me badly in the past !

I also thought that Champs induced the worst hangover possible; then I made the mistake of drinking just Cognac for the entire evening. As the Isrealis say "Never Again".
Echo that!! Cognac has produced the worst hangover I ever had, bar none!!! I really can't tell the difference between good or bad Champagne as I drink it so rarely. I think that the last time I had a glass or two was when my daughter was born 14 months ago. I only had one glass and it was ok. Moet & Chandon I think it was.

David O.
David_NYC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Worst Champagne? 2008/12/12 17:39:19
One that gave me a headache is Bosca Verdi. I used to like their Bosca Spumante. They didn't use grapes from Asti, so they just called it Spumante. Then one day in a NJ liquor store, I found something called Bosca Verdi. To make a long story short, it is beer. Another one of those malt beverage concoctions with fruit flavors.
RE: Worst Champagne? 2008/12/13 12:24:25
I like Mimosas with any champagne...just about!
Poverty Pete
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Worst Champagne? 2008/12/13 12:36:13
quote:
Originally posted by boyardee65

quote:
Originally posted by cavandre

quote:
Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen
I seldom drink to hangover excess, but that stuff has hurt me badly in the past !

I also thought that Champs induced the worst hangover possible; then I made the mistake of drinking just Cognac for the entire evening. As the Isrealis say "Never Again".
Echo that!! Cognac has produced the worst hangover I ever had, bar none!!! I really can't tell the difference between good or bad Champagne as I drink it so rarely. I think that the last time I had a glass or two was when my daughter was born 14 months ago. I only had one glass and it was ok. Moet & Chandon I think it was.

David O.


For a second there, I thought Al was saying he had a 14 month old girl! It flashed through my mind that he takes the dogs everywhere, but leaves behind his daughter.
leethebard
Sirloin
RE: Worst Champagne? 2008/12/13 13:15:56
quote:
Originally posted by tfrielin

Asti Spumante



No...Asti is just different...and much of it is quite good....my wife actually prefers a good Asti on New Year's eve....go figure....to each his own!!!!!